Join A Committee

To encourage broader community participation, the following committees serve in an advisory capacity to the Board of Directors. Committees research, review, plan, coordinate, recommend and implement programs and events that benefit the membership, as well as strengthening the organization’s relationship with local area businesses and the community at large. If you would like to join a committee, please contact our office.

  • Economic Development Committee
    • Meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 12pm
    • Tubman Chavez Community Center (415 Euclid Avenue)
    • Members: Carlos Vasquez (Board Member – Civic San Diego), Liliana Garcia-Rivera (SDBD Staff), Karina Velazquez (SDBD Staff), Francisca Orellana Polanka (SDBD Staff), Anne Defazio (San Diego Public Library), Catherine Mahoney (UCSD Center for Community Health), Donald Canteen (Board Member – US Bank), Gustavo Bidart (Civic San Diego), Kristen Rugile (Oak Park Community Council), Marsha Lyon (SAY San Diego), Norma Chapa (Volunteer), Richard Seges (Board Member – Jacobs Center), Sherry Brooks (Civic San Diego)
  • Marketing Committee
    • Meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 11:30am
    • Location varies each month. Please contact the office for the location address.
    • MembersLiliana Garcia-Rivera (SDBD Staff), Karina Velazquez (SDBD Staff), Francisca Orellana Polanka (SDBD Staff), R. Daniel Hernandez (Board Member – San Ysidro Health Center)
  • Clean & Safe AdHoc Committee
    • Meetings are on a need-basis. Please contact the office to learn when the next meeting will he held.
    • Tubman Chavez Community Center (415 Euclid Avenue)
  • Diamond Street Festival Committee
    • Next Meetings –> April 26th, May 10th, May 31st, June 14th, June 28th, July 5th, July 12th, July 19th, July 26th, August 2nd & August 9th, Debriefing Meeting: August 16th
    • Location varies each month. Please contact the office for the location address.
    • Members: Liliana Garcia-Rivera (SDBD Staff), Karina Velazquez (SDBD Staff), Francisca Orellana Polanka (SDBD Staff), Jovita Arellano (Event Planner), Tayari Howard (Tayari Media Group),Amir Rahim (Entertainer), Anne Defazio (San Diego Public Library), Curtis McNeil (H Code), Norma Chapa (Volunteer), Patricia Murray (ERRRVERYBodi Line Dancers), Roxanne McNeil (H Code), Sonja Robinson (Volunteer), Tekara Gainey (Jacobs Center)
  • Taste of the Diamond Committee
    • Meetings will begin in July  2017
    • Tubman Chavez Community Center (415 Euclid Avenue)