For dates and times, see the Meeting Schedule.

The Executive Committee is made up of the elected officers, chairs of committees, and appointed board members. ExCom is not an entity unto itself; it is a derivative committee of the Board of Directors. It makes day-to-day decisions for the Board. See People for current members.

The Climate Committee makes climate action a primary focus for ECOS advocacy, and a pivot point for its land use, transportation, green building, and environmental justice teams.

The Habitat Committee is Habitat 2020, a coalition that works to protect the lands, waters, wildlife and native plants in the Sacramento region.


The Water Committee focuses on water related issues that affect the region’s ground and surface water resources.

The Organizational Development Committee (ODC) is focused on fund raising, membership recruitment, leadership development, and succession planning. 

Co-chairs:  Jon Ellison, 1947jonell[at]gmail[dot]com; Dawn Whitney, dawnwhitney2015[at]gmail[dot]com

ODC offers orientation sessions to introduce new members to our work and to learn about members’ interests and talents. The Committee seeks enthusiastic, knowledgeable, experienced (and inexperienced!) people who are willing to work in the areas of education, advocacy, outreach, event planning, fundraising, policy analysis, communications, and administrative support.

Is there a “Greta” in town who is looking for a place to concentrate their efforts? Through the ODC, a new ECOS Youth Group is being established to help create the next generation of leaders.

ODC manages events and fundraising for Sacramento Earth Day, Environmentalist of the Year Awards, field trips, the Year-End Fundraiser, and the Big Day of Giving campaign through the Sacramento Region Community Foundation. ODC manages our office space, staff responsibilities, and provides input into the annual ECOS budget.

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The Strategy Committee provides a forum for in-depth discussion of issues related to the improvement and effectiveness of ECOS as a partner to others and as an organization.

Chair: Susan Herre, susanherre[at]gmail[dot]com

The Committee’s goal is to build a deeper bench in ECOS in policy, fundraising, and administration. We reaches out other ECOS committees, member organizations, partners, and professional groups, to discuss priorities and strategies; and we make recommendations to the ECOS Executive Committee for approval.