Jay comes to the Parks Foundation Board after a career with the Riverside County Flood Control & Water Conservation District, retiring as the Chief of Surveying & Mapping. He is a long time resident of the Riverside area and has an interest in local history. He continues to volunteer his time with various groups and organizations, especially those that assist seniors and the developmentally disabled communities.
Steve retired from the County of Riverside in 2018 where he served as both Chief Information Officer and Chief Broadband Officer. Prior to the County, he served under Mayor Eric Garcetti as General Manager for the Information Technology Agency from 2012-2014. Prior to Los Angeles, he served as the Chief Innovation Officer (CIO) for the City of Riverside and Executive Director for SmartRiverside, a non-profit organization since 2005. Prior to joining the City of Riverside he worked for Dell in business development, and has worked in IT for over 30 years at the County of Riverside, City of Aurora in Colorado, Eastern Municipal Water District and the City of Los Angeles. He graduated from Cal State University San Bernardino with a BS in Management Science in 1982 and was born and raised in Riverside.
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Jane was active in establishing the Box Springs Mountain Park and the Sycamore Canyon Park, and in expanding the Santa Rosa Plateau Preserve and the North San Jacinto Wildlife Area. She is an advisory committee member for the University of California Riverside Center for Conservation Biology and the UCR Center for Sustainable Development, and the Riverside County Regional Conservation Authority. She is also active on issues concerning women and children.
To support and advocate the acquisition, protection, development, management, and interpretation of areas of scenic, recreational, and historic importance within the County of Riverside, California
Jolene Walsh is the Senior Director of Public and Governmental Affairs at Eastern Municipal Water District and has worked there for 18 years. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Earth Science from University of California, Santa Cruz and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Redlands. Prior to joining EMWD, Jolene lived in Jamaica serving in the U.S. Peace Corps on water and sanitation projects and participated in a Water For People facility inspection trip in Guatemala. Jolene is an active member of several Federal Affairs Committees for California, west-wide, and national water, wastewater and recycled water associations.
Nicolas is an Assistant Professor of Geology at the University of California, Riverside. He has a background in understanding geologic processes at the Earth's surface (floods, fires, landslides, etc.), which he is keen to put to use encouraging responsibility and sustainable use of our parks and open spaces. His interests include promoting education, preservation, and recreation in Riverside's wildlands. UCR's "backyard", the Box Springs Mountain Park is particularly close to his heart.
Allison is an Account Supervisor at OPR Communications, contributing extensive experience in legislative, transportation, economic development and sustainability solutions. Allison has years of background in community outreach, government relations, coalition building, and business development in both the public and private sector. Allison graduated from the University of California, Riverside (UCR) with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science. In addition to the Riverside County Parks Foundation, Allison serves on the Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce Government Affair Committee, Big Brothers Big Sisters Inland Empire board, Friends of CA Citrus Park, and has various memberships across the region.
Linda W. Dominguez has been part of the largest girl serving nonprofit in the country, for over twenty-one years, with various California Girl Scouts Councils. Her primary focus is on community development and partnerships that offer Girl Scout opportunities to all girls. With a focus on connecting socio-economically challenged communities to Girl Scouting, Linda serves as a board director for several organizations focused on at-risk-youth, youth with challenging circumstances and adult women development. Her passion for outreach to underserved youth has been instrumental in the attainment of several grants that have represented building blocks for the development of sustainable troop programs in socio- economic challenged areas. Knowing the financial challenges for many families, Linda values and promotes Environmental Education as a means to protect our natural resources and parks, which provides affordable family outings along with healthy life styles.
Riverside County Parks Foundation supports the mission, vision, and values of the Riverside County Regional Park and Open-Space District. The following District employees serve as liaisons to support the foundation by providing subject matter expertise, sharing district priorities, and opportunities for collaboration.
Dusty recently retired as the General Manager-Chief Engineer of the Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, a position he held for the last 13 years of his 41 year career with the District. As Director of the County’s flood control agency, which serves a population of 2 million citizens, Mr. Williams oversaw a staff of more than 230 and was responsible for a $180 million budget. He has an extensive background in all aspects of flood control from infrastructure design and construction to floodplain management to environmental permitting and water conservation/quality development. Dusty holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Cal Poly, Pomona and is a licensed Civil Engineer in California.
Since his retirement he has found time to become involved in a number of public service activities. In addition to his position on the Board of the Riverside County Parks Foundation, he is also a Board member and the chair-elect of the United Way of the Inland Valleys. Further he serves on the Board of the Rivers and Lands Conservancy (formerly the Riverside Land Conservancy), sits on the Cal Baptist University Civil Engineering Industry Advisory Council, is a volunteer docent for San Bernardino County Public Works Department and is the Show Manager for the Inland Communities Chapter of the California Dressage Society.
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