Committees

Much of San Diego Housing Federation’s work is accomplished through committees and work groups which are open to all members. These groups of volunteers and their staff liaisons provide analysis, ideas, and recommendations that are forwarded to the Board of Directors. Frequently, they are tasked with implementing recommendations as well. All Members and staff of member organizations are encouraged to participate in San Diego Housing Federation Committees.

Policy Committee

The Policy Committee assists in developing and implementing San Diego Housing Federation’s local, state, and federal policy positions.  The Committee also monitors affordable housing programs, local land-use policies, and state and local legislation.READ MORE...

The Committee meets monthly on the second Wednesday of the month from 9 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. The Board relies on this Committee to vet and recommend policy positions which are forwarded to the Board of Directors for final approval.

On December 21, 2016, the Board of Directors of the San Diego Housing Federation adopted a charter for the SDHF Policy Committee. The purpose of the charter is to establish a formal structure for the committee and a consistent voting membership. In accordance with the charter, SDHF is seeking applicants to fill open positions on the committee for voting membership. The application is available here and must be submitted by no later than noon on Thursday, January 10th to SDHF’s policy director, Laura Nunn, in order to be considered for 2018 membership. SDHF members who wish to continue to participate in the Policy Committee may continue to do so as non-voting participants. Please contact Laura Nunn with any questions.

2018 Co-Chairs:
Lori Pfieler, Habitat for Humanity
Josh Land, Red Capital Group

Staff:
Laura Nunn, Policy Director 


Marketing and Outreach Committee

The Marketing and Outreach Committee works closely with staff to develop and implement a marketing/communications plan that identifies the primary audiences for the organization, how best to reach them, and what they most care about. The committee monitors the presentation of the organization’s brand, and ensures that the products, services, events, and programs of the organization remain relevant to the audience.

The committee also creates and implements recruitment and retention programs to increase and maintain membership with social and education programs and events and community engagement.

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Events and Programs such as:

  • Member mixers
  • Roundtable events
  • Keystone events

The committee meets on a monthly or bi-monthly basis, on the first Wednesday of the month from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

2018 Chair:
Bree Wong, SWS Engineering

Committee:
Lisa DeMarco, DeMarco Design
Elaine Camuso, Wakeland Housing and Development
John Seymour, National CORE
Deborah Newell, Sempra Energy
Kwofi Reed, LISC
Ginger Hitzke, Hitzke Development
Brian Woods, Hope through Housing Foundation
Karina Velazquez, LISC
Rebecca Louie, Wakeland Housing and Development

 

Staff:
Sarah Buchanan, Director of Events and Membership


Event Committees

The Awards Committee is responsible for planning the Annual Ruby Awards and guides the nomination process. READ MORE...

The Committee participates in selecting the theme and other event logistics. It meets approximately once a month from February through May to plan the June event.

2018 Co-Chairs:
Matt Jumper, San Diego Interfaith Housing Foundation
Charles Davis, Urban West Development

Committee:

Karina Velazquez, LISC
Rickie Brown, City Heights CDC
Lisa DeMarco, DeMarco Design
Brian Woods, Hope through Housing Foundation
Amber Mauer, The Miller Hull Partnership
Jennifer Spencer, Studio 2912

Ruby Awards Selection Committee
Selection Committee members meet for one day and select the winners in each category. The committee is made up of individuals who are in the sector and may participate with but are not board members or staff members of SDHF. The committee members may or may not have knowledge about a nominee prior to judging, but no knowledge prior to the selection committee jury date is needed.

Selection Committee Judging Guidelines

  • There should only be ONE winner is each category.
  • Please make your judgment based solely on the requirements for each category and the information submitted, regardless of your personal experience with an organization or project. If you cannot be impartial in any category, please let us know that you need to recuse yourself.
  • For Project of the Year categories (with the exception of the Special Needs category), please score each project using the point system included in the category description. All other categories are typically decided by majority vote based on review of submission materials.
  • In the case of a close or tied vote, SDHF membership status should be taken into account. Membership status is included on your nominee list.
  • Nominees that do not win may be recognized as “finalists” at the Ruby Awards. If there is a nominee that you feel should not receive any recognition, please notify us.
  • Please do not reveal any of the nominees or winners to anyone. Winner announcements are a surprise at the Ruby Awards. We will release the list of Finalists after the Awards Selection Committee has met.

Staff:
Sarah Buchanan, Director of Events and Membership 

The Conference Committee participates in planning the Annual Conference including workshop selection and general session speaker(s).READ MORE...

It meets several times between May and September to plan the annual October event.

2018 Co-Chairs:
Nick Hamilton, RED Capital
Kwofi Reed, LISC

Staff:
Sarah Buchanan, Director of Events and Membership

To sign up for a committee or if you have questions regarding other volunteer opportunities, please contact Sarah Buchanan, Director or Events and Membership.