2016
Kristin York
Kristin York
Vice President of Business Innovation
November 22, 2016

Blinding Flash of the Obvious: The Election Results and SBC

This is a risky post, but I’m doing it anyway.

It’s been two weeks since Election Day when I woke up ready to seize the day, donned my pantsuit and optimistically went along in my blue bubble. By 11pm that night, optimism switched to disbelief as I watched the country turn red. I could no longer ignore my blind spot.

With the election results came a message loud and clear. People are mad as hell and they are not going to take it any more – on either side. A populace unwilling to settle for the status quo swept an anti-establishment candidate into the most powerful political position in the world.

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Steve Frisch
President

Steve Frisch

President

Steve is President of Sierra Business Council and one of its founding members. Over the last 20 years Sierra Business Council has leveraged more than $100 million of investment in the Sierra Nevada and its communities through community and public-private partnerships.  Sierra Business Council also manages the Sierra Small Business Development Center focusing on advancing sustainable business practices and linking new and expanding businesses to climate mitigation and adaptation funding. Steve manages SBC’s staff and programmatic development.

Prior to joining the Sierra Business Council, Steve owned and operated a small business in Truckee. Steve serves on the board of the California Stewardship Network, the Large Landscape Practitioners Network, the National Geographic Geo-tourism Council, Capital Public Radio, and Leadership For Jobs and a New Economy.  Steve is also a former Fulbright Exchange Program Fellow, sharing information and knowledge gained in the Sierra Nevada in China and Mongolia.  Steve is a graduate of San Francisco State University with a B.A. in Political Science.

 

Personal Highlights:

Steve lives in Truckee with his wife Lisa. He is an avid reader of history, politics, community planning and Sierra issues. Steve enjoys traveling the back roads, connecting to local history, camping and cooking.

 

November 18, 2016

What We Stand For

Sierra Business Council pioneers and demonstrates innovative approaches and solutions to increase community vitality, environmental quality, economic prosperity, and social fairness in the Sierra Nevada.

The recent election and the stakes for the Sierra Nevada have caused our Board of Directors and staff to reflect on our mission and our work to implement it. 

We’ve concluded that Sierra Business Council’s mission is more important now than at any time in our 22-year history.

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John Plaggmier

Steve Frisch

President

Steve is President of Sierra Business Council and one of its founding members. Over the last 20 years Sierra Business Council has leveraged more than $100 million of investment in the Sierra Nevada and its communities through community and public-private partnerships.  Sierra Business Council also manages the Sierra Small Business Development Center focusing on advancing sustainable business practices and linking new and expanding businesses to climate mitigation and adaptation funding. Steve manages SBC’s staff and programmatic development.

Prior to joining the Sierra Business Council, Steve owned and operated a small business in Truckee. Steve serves on the board of the California Stewardship Network, the Large Landscape Practitioners Network, the National Geographic Geo-tourism Council, Capital Public Radio, and Leadership For Jobs and a New Economy.  Steve is also a former Fulbright Exchange Program Fellow, sharing information and knowledge gained in the Sierra Nevada in China and Mongolia.  Steve is a graduate of San Francisco State University with a B.A. in Political Science.

 

Personal Highlights:

Steve lives in Truckee with his wife Lisa. He is an avid reader of history, politics, community planning and Sierra issues. Steve enjoys traveling the back roads, connecting to local history, camping and cooking.

 

November 04, 2016

Home Again: When Your Passions and Hometown Align

Since recently moving back to my hometown, one of my favorite places to visit in Nevada City is Sugarloaf Mountain. From a bird’s-eye-view you can see the downtown storefronts surrounded by heavily wooded forest and the rolling foothills along the horizon. While it was the panoramic view that brought me there, it’s the perspective that is so great about this spot. My younger self took for granted the scenic beauty and rich history this Gold Rush town has to offer. Now as an adult returning to my old stomping grounds, I am eager to explore Nevada County while giving back to this eclectic community I call home.

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Diana Madson
Government Affairs Director

Steve Frisch

President

Steve is President of Sierra Business Council and one of its founding members. Over the last 20 years Sierra Business Council has leveraged more than $100 million of investment in the Sierra Nevada and its communities through community and public-private partnerships.  Sierra Business Council also manages the Sierra Small Business Development Center focusing on advancing sustainable business practices and linking new and expanding businesses to climate mitigation and adaptation funding. Steve manages SBC’s staff and programmatic development.

Prior to joining the Sierra Business Council, Steve owned and operated a small business in Truckee. Steve serves on the board of the California Stewardship Network, the Large Landscape Practitioners Network, the National Geographic Geo-tourism Council, Capital Public Radio, and Leadership For Jobs and a New Economy.  Steve is also a former Fulbright Exchange Program Fellow, sharing information and knowledge gained in the Sierra Nevada in China and Mongolia.  Steve is a graduate of San Francisco State University with a B.A. in Political Science.

 

Personal Highlights:

Steve lives in Truckee with his wife Lisa. He is an avid reader of history, politics, community planning and Sierra issues. Steve enjoys traveling the back roads, connecting to local history, camping and cooking.

 

October 19, 2016

Is California Recognizing Disadvantaged Communities in the Sierra?

Today Sierra CAMP published a policy memo exploring the state’s methods for defining and recognizing disadvantaged communities (DAC) in California and how that affects climate change funding. For those of you familiar with Sierra CAMP, our past analyses, and our comment letters, it will be no surprise to you that the low-income areas of the Sierra are all too often overlooked, especially when the most prominent DAC measurement tool, CalEnviroScreen, is used.

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Jessica Carr
Program Manager

Steve Frisch

President

Steve is President of Sierra Business Council and one of its founding members. Over the last 20 years Sierra Business Council has leveraged more than $100 million of investment in the Sierra Nevada and its communities through community and public-private partnerships.  Sierra Business Council also manages the Sierra Small Business Development Center focusing on advancing sustainable business practices and linking new and expanding businesses to climate mitigation and adaptation funding. Steve manages SBC’s staff and programmatic development.

Prior to joining the Sierra Business Council, Steve owned and operated a small business in Truckee. Steve serves on the board of the California Stewardship Network, the Large Landscape Practitioners Network, the National Geographic Geo-tourism Council, Capital Public Radio, and Leadership For Jobs and a New Economy.  Steve is also a former Fulbright Exchange Program Fellow, sharing information and knowledge gained in the Sierra Nevada in China and Mongolia.  Steve is a graduate of San Francisco State University with a B.A. in Political Science.

 

Personal Highlights:

Steve lives in Truckee with his wife Lisa. He is an avid reader of history, politics, community planning and Sierra issues. Steve enjoys traveling the back roads, connecting to local history, camping and cooking.

 

October 06, 2016

Supporting our Local Creatives - Myself Excluded

I have always struggled to access my creative side. As a child I consistently preferred PE to arts class, and now as an adult you are far more likely to find me running the trails than at home crafting or perfecting my cross stitch.

Luckily, for someone who greatly appreciates art and handmade goods, but who cannot create a single artistic thing, I could not have landed amongst a more talented bunch of neighbors than I have here in Truckee/Tahoe.

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