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Blog:Recruiting for Sierra Club Toiyabe Chapter's Executive Committee

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July 2020

It's 2020 Election Season! While we have critical elections this fall at the state and national levels, our Sierra Club Toiyabe Chapter also has an election cycle upon it for our executive committee. This year, I'm heading up the nomination and recruitment team made up of community organizers, volunteers and staff.

Purpose. Outcomes. Process.

To guide our nomination and recruitment work this election cycle, our small team started off by creating a POP, which stands for: Purpose, Outcome, and Process. It's a simple yet powerful tool for focusing a person or group's actions on creating tangible, intentional results. For instance, after a few collaboration sessions, our team established the following purpose for this year's work: To actively recruit and sustain Executive Committee membership through diversifying and empowering the leadership of Sierra Club Toiyabe Chapter to represent our community and region in promoting environmental and social justice.

Some, but not all of our outcomes include the following:

  • Empower volunteers to identify their skills to lead
  • Recruit people with diverse backgrounds, experience, regions, and race
  • Increase voter turnout

To actively recruit and sustain Executive Committee membership through diversifying and empowering the leadership of Sierra Club Toiyabe Chapter to represent our community and region in promoting environmental and social justice ✊🏽

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Nominate someone!

Part of our process entails reaching out to our community partners and coalition we belong to, to recruit from and help get the word out to engage with communities who have historically been left out of leadership opportunities, not just the national level but the local one. If you know of someone that would be a great member to our Chapter's executive committee—maybe even yourself!—please feel free to nominate them.

An Outcome: Recruit people with diverse backgrounds, experience, regions, and race.

More info

I helped our team with creating a basic recruitment webpage for our work this year (and future years), which has more info for folks seeking it; however, if you any questions about our work or on how to get involved, please don't hesitate to reach out to me directly at recruitment@toiyabe.sierraclub.org.

Also, I invite you to visit our chapter's priority issues, to learn more about what we're focused on, which range from: politics and legislature to waste and recycling, and clean energy and climate change!

Should be an exciting next few months leading up to the election in November!

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Manny Becerra as a child

I am human, a father, and a problem solver: an inclusive tech and people leader with a passion and proven track-record in recruiting and leading compassionate, productive teams—remote and on-site—within a continuous learning culture. My teams and I champion usable, accessible digital products and online experiences. My work, passion and values also intersect with advising small businesses and political campaigns, outdoor and education advocacy, community building, and amplifying voices from historically marginalized communities. Learn more about Manny

I operate from a place of compassion, possibility and imagination. My work and efforts share a common goal: create a better, sustainable and equitable world by building inclusive communities, products & experiences.