HOPE Collaborative Steering Committee Application 2018
Thank you for your interest in joining the HOPE Collaborative Steering Committee.
HOPE Collaborative (Health for Oakland’s People and Environment) is a community collaborative working towards policy and systems change to promote the health and well-being of families and youth in the most vulnerable communities of East and West Oakland. We center youth and adult residents in all our work.
We work on multiple levels to support community-driven environmental change in creating a sustainable and equitable food system, healthy and safe built environments, and supporting community engagement and leadership development.
HOPE Collaborative deeply values and is committed to diversity. We honor the differences among us, knowing those differences strengthen and enhance not only our experience but our community as well.
Responsibilities of the Steering Committee
Leadership in HOPE intentionally involves power sharing, not power dominance. The governance model of HOPE involves a 23-member Steering Committee that serves as the final decision-making body of the Collaborative and provides oversight of all HOPE operations.

•The Steering Committee is charged with setting direction for or making new policy for HOPE
•The Steering Committee is the final decision making body of HOPE Collaborative on:
◦budgetary items
◦approving or changing Community Action Plan goals and strategies
◦sign-ons to platforms and letters
◦mini-grant invitations and awards
◦hiring consultants or subcontracting to organizations
◦selecting new Steering Committee and Executive Committee members
◦changes to structure
◦changes to stipend policy
◦changes to participation agreements
◦changes to mission or vision statements or logo
•The Steering Committee is responsible for the implementation and regular updating of the Community Action Plan
•It is accountable for creating clarity and transparency for the collaborative goals and processes
•It upholds HOPE decision-making process and operating protocols, including the Participation Agreement and the Policy on Conflict of Interest
•The Steering Committee ensures that:
◦young people have access and are engaged.
◦the Collaborative offers opportunities for young people and all community members who want it, to be mentored and
receive training and leadership development.
◦all members receive training/guidance on community engagement.
◦organizational representative collaborative members receive training/guidance on community engagement.

Members
•The number of hours of volunteer service per year is estimated between 60 and 72 hours per year, or 5-6 hours per month.
•Volunteer service can include (but is not limited to) participating in committees to implement HOPE’s workplan, provide a sounding board for staff, or assist with internal functions such as fundraising, communications, or evaluation.
•All Steering Committee members are eligible to participate in a leadership position or on committees within the Steering Committee.
•The Steering Committee meets on the second Tuesday of each month from 4:30PM – 6:30PM at the HOPE office. •Members are expected to attend 75% of meetings (9 out of 12 per year).
•Each member of the Steering Committee has one vote.
•The Steering Committee uses a written consensus protocol for decision-making.

Terms & Time Commitments
•One two-year term, with the ability for a second and third consecutive two-year term upon re-election by the Steering •Committee (eligible for up to a total of three terms or six years). Members must re-apply after each term.
•Terms of Steering Committee members will be staggered to ensure a minimum of 1/3 membership of the Committee at any given time.
•Steering Committee members may serve additional terms if there is a lapse after the end of two consecutive two-year terms.
•Steering Committee has the authority to waive term limits for any participating organization.

Steering Committee Seats
Organizations, institutions, and agencies (5 Seats) These seats are for organizations, institutions, and agencies that are key partners to making policy and systems change. The Steering Committee members in these seats represent their organization, institution, or agency. If a Steering Committee member leaves the organization, the seat stays with the organization.

1. Alameda County Public Health Department
2. City of Oakland: Zoning and Planning Commission
3. Kaiser Permanente
4. Oakland Food Policy Council
5. Oakland Unified School District

Program issue areas (6 seats) These seats are for experts in HOPE issue areas who can assist staff and advise Steering Committee members on program work and strategy. The Steering Committee members in these seats may represent either an organization or themselves. If a member represents an organization and leaves the Steering Committee before their term ends, the seat stays with the organization. If a member is not representing an organization and leaves the Steering Committee before their term ends, their seat will become open to the public.

6. Built environment/land use
7. City planning
8. Community engagement: youth
9. Community engagement: adults
10. Food systems
11. Gentrification and/or housing

Operations, communication, and finance (6 Seats) These seats are for experts who can assist staff and advise Steering Committee on operations, communication, and finance. The Steering Committee members in these seats may represent either an organization or themselves. If a member represents an organization and leaves the Steering Committee before their term ends, the seat stays with the organization. If a member is not representing an organization and leaves the Steering Committee before their term ends, their seat will become open to the public.

12. Budgeting and accounting
13. Communications
14. Evaluation
15. Fundraising
16. Fundraising
17. Operations

Lived experience (6 Seats) The Steering Committee members in these seats do not represent an organization. If a member leaves the Steering Committee before their term ends, their seat will become open to the public.

18. At-large-community member living or working in/near a neighborhood where HOPE works
19. At-large-community member living or working in/near a neighborhood where HOPE works
20. At-large-community member living or working in/near a neighborhood where HOPE works
21. At-large-community member living or working in/near a neighborhood where HOPE works
22. Youth Action Board member
23. Youth Action Board member

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