Stakeholders Group

  • 4 p.m.
  • Meets fourth Tuesday of the month
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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Updated December 2010
  • Nancy Bernardi
    Representing: Guadalupe-Coyote Resource Conservation District
  • Jack Bohan
    Representing: General Public
  • Kevin Bryant
    Representing: California Native Plant Society
  • Joanna Callenbach
    Representing: YCS Investments (Young Ranch)
  • David Collier
    Representing: Sierra Club
  • Craige Edgerton
    Representing: Silicon Valley Land Conservancy
  • Justin Fields
    Representing: Santa Clara County Cattlemen’s Association
  • Sequoia Hall
    Representing: Santa Clara County Open Space Authority
  • Jan Hintermeister
    Representing: Santa Clara County Parks and Recreation Commission
  • Virginia Holtz
    Representing: League of Women Voters
  • Rick Hopkins
    Representing: Home Builders Association of Northern California

  • Don Long
    Representing: Castro Valley Ranch
  • Bob Loveland
    Representing: General Public
  • Jeff Martin
    Representing: General Public, South County Landowner
  • Peter Mirassou
    Representing: Agriculture / Landowner
  • Bob Power
    Representing: Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society
  • Kenn Reiller
    Representing: Pajaro Watershed Council
  • Brian Schmidt
    Representing: Committee for Green Foothills
  • Jack Sutcliffe
    Representing: Santa Clara County Farm Bureau
  • Daniel Olstein
    Representing: The Nature Conservancy
  • Carolyn Tognetti
    Representing: Save Open Space Gilroy
  • Don Schmidt
    Representing: Off Road Vehicle Groups


Stakeholder involvement throughout the course of planning is important to ensure an open, transparent, and inclusive decision-making process. Part of initiating the Santa Clara Valley HCP planning process involved convening a Stakeholder Group of approximately 25 members representing a wide variety of interests including conservation organizations, business and development interests, landowners, agricultural interests, open space land-management organizations, and the general public. The Stakeholder Group meets monthly to review technical and policy issues and to make recommendations to staff and elected officials.