Increasing Community Impact with Meaningful Engagement

Apr 9th 10AM to 11AM PST

Moving beyond traditional public meetings as the basis for engagement

Increasing Community Impact with Meaningful Engagement

Public engagement is key to increasing transportation electrification across the country. It is often a prerequisite to receive federal funding. Find out what meaningful public engagement entails and how leaders can ensure community voices are heard and included in transportation electrification plans.

In this webinar, Forth and multiple community leaders will share insights on opportunities and best practices for public engagement with low-income and minority communities. Join us to learn about moving beyond traditional public meetings as the basis for engagement and emerging avenues for centering community needs in electric transportation projects.

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Erin Lusch, Program Manager, Forth

Erin is a Program Manager on the Access to Cars team, focusing on the GoForth Electric Carshare. She has a background in customer relations and sales account management, and brings start-up and international non-profit experience.


Brytanee Brown, Founder & Principal, emergent labs

Brytanee has over ten years of experience centering people, especially the healing of racialized people through the lens of transportation, arts & culture, and economic development. Currently, she is the principal and founder at emergent labs, a justice-oriented design studio that uplifts the multi-layered Black, Indigenous, and People of Color experience to navigate complex issues. Brytanee seeks to leverage her passion for the built environment to develop justice-oriented organizations, governments, and companies while building power in communities of color.

Sarah Huang, Program Manager, Shared-Use Mobility Center

Sarah Huang (she/her/hers) is a Program Manager at Shared-Use Mobility Center, where she supports the Clean Mobility Options Program to provide clean transportation solutions to California’s under-resourced communities. She leads the Clean Mobility Equity Alliance, which is a peer-learning network which provides resources, training, and group discussions to help support project implementation and advance equity and justice in the clean mobility space.

Dr. Cassandra Little, CEO, Fresno Metro Black Chamber of Commerce

Dr. Little brings a long history of entrepreneurship and commitment to economic equity to FMBCC. She owns and operates CARE Consulting and Coaching Group, where she provides life, career, sports and executive coaching services to small businesses in Northern California, Southern California and Nevada. She has her doctorate in counseling educational psychology and a master’s in social work. Dr. Little spent 27 years working in child welfare as an LCSW and a CEO of her own business. As an entrepreneur, her goal was to Educate-Encourage-Empower her clients.