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UH,

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OKAY.

IT IS ONE OF THE 3:00 PM.

[Call to Order & Introductions]

WE ARE CALLING THIS MEETING OF THE CANADA BOARD OF DIRECTORS TO ORDER I AM YOUR POOR CHAIR, COUNCIL MEMBER, JUDY FLANAGAN.

UH, WE HAVE A QUORUM, SO READY TO GET STARTED.

UM, DO WE HAVE ANY CITIZENS COMMUNICATION ACROSS ORIGINALLY? NOPE.

GREAT.

I LIKE THAT WITH THE FINGER.

THAT'S GOOD.

UH, UM, BEFORE, BEFORE WE APPROVE THE MINUTES THOUGH, I THINK A LITTLE BIT OF, UH, APPLAUSE AND CONGRATULATIONS AND PARTIAL CONDOLENCES TO CAP METRO FOR NOW HAVING TO SOLVE ALL OF OUR PROBLEMS AND THE MONEY TO DO SO.

GIVE EVERY, EVERYBODY GIVE ERIC A ROUND OF APPLAUSE.

THANK YOU.

CONGRATULATIONS CAP METRO.

NOW, NOW YOU ACTUALLY HAVE TO DO IT.

I KNOW RIGHT NOW COMES THE ACTUAL HEART FIRE.

THAT'S RIGHT.

THAT'S RIGHT.

THE ELECTION WAS THE EASY PART AS IT TURNS OUT.

SO I JUST WANTED TO START US OFF WITH THAT.

YOU KNOW, THERE'S A LOT OF STUFF GOING ON, BUT THAT'S A BIG ONE.

THIS COMMUNITY HAS NEVER BEEN ABLE TO GET ACROSS THE FINISH LINE.

AND NOW WE HAVE, SO LET'S GO AHEAD AND MOVE ON.

UH, OUR, WE NEED TO APPROVE

[Consider approval of Minutes for October 9th, 2020 CAN Board meeting. (Action Item)]

THE MINUTES FROM THE OCTOBER 9TH MEETING.

UH, I WILL ENTERTAIN A MOTION.

RICH MOVES ABOUT A SECOND.

WE'RE UP NORTH SECONDS.

ANY COMMENTS? GREAT JOB.

ALL RIGHT.

WE GET NOR A SEAL OF APPROVAL.

THAT ALWAYS MAKES ME FEEL GOOD.

UH, THEN WITHOUT OBJECTION, THOSE MINUTES ARE CONSIDERED APPROVED BY THE BOARD.

ALL RIGHT, NORA, I WANT YOU TO TAKE IT AWAY WITH OUR COMMUNITY

[Community Council Update]

COUNCIL UPDATE.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

UM, IT'S EXCITING TO BE HERE WITH YOU TODAY.

I THINK THERE'S SO MUCH POSITIVE STUFF GOING ON AND MOVING FORWARD IN SPITE OF THE FACT THAT WE ARE TRULY CHALLENGED WITH THIS WAVE OF CORONAVIRUS THINGS HAPPENING, BUT I FEEL POSITIVE ABOUT THINGS.

WE HAD GREAT DELIBERATIVE DIALOGUE BACK TO BACK THAT BACK TO WORK, SORRY, WHICH GAVE US A FEW OF THE ISSUES THAT WE HAVE TO DEAL WITH.

UH, AS WE'RE PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE, IT WAS CHALLENGING CONVERSATION.

AND I THINK AFTER THIS ELECTION, THE CHALLENGES ARE EVEN GREATER WITH A COUNTRY THAT IS STILL SO DIVIDED.

WE WILL SHARE A RESULT OF A DIALOGUE AS SOON AS THEY ARE TRANSCRIBED.

WE DON'T HAVE THAT TRANSCRIPTION YET.

THE PLANS FOR THE NOVEMBER MEETING, WHICH ARE SCHEDULED, WHICH IS SCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER 30TH, IN ORDER TO HAVE THE CAN BOARD PRIORITIES TO SHARE WITH OUR COMMUNITY COUNCIL, WE PLAN TO TAKE THESE PRIORITIES INTO ACCOUNT.

AS WE PLAN FOR 2021, IT'S OUR INTENTION TO SUPPORT THE CANNED BOARD GOALS AND TO INVOLVE YOU IN OUR WORK.

WE ALSO PLAN TWO TRACKS.

ONE IS POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS AND THE OTHER ONE IS COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT.

COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEMBERS WILL CHOOSE A TRACK.

THEY WANT TO FOCUS ON AND WE'LL DEVELOP COMMITTEES TO TACKLE THE AREAS OF INTEREST.

AND THERE'S MORE TO COME TO THAT ON THAT OUR NEW CHAIR FOR 2021, NANCY YELLEN IS UNABLE TO JOIN US TODAY.

WE WILL VOTE ON A CHAIR ELECT FOR 2021 DURING THE NOVEMBER MEETING.

ALSO, WE I'M GETTING READY TO INTERVIEW, UH, SEVEN NEW MEMBERS, WHICH ARE NOMINATED.

THANK YOU.

THOSE OF YOU WHO, UH, PROVIDED NOMINATIONS FOR US.

AND, UH, I ALSO HAVE, UH, FIVE NAMES WHOSE TERMS ARE UP AND I'LL BE TALKING WITH THEM TO SEE IF THEY ARE INTERESTED IN CONTINUING AND I BELIEVE THEY WILL BE.

I HOPE THEY WILL BE.

AND THAT'S MY REPORT.

CHEER PLANNING.

THANK YOU, NORA.

ANY QUESTIONS FOR NORA OR OUR COMMUNITY COUNCIL FOLKS? WE ARE STILL OPEN FOR NOMINATIONS.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SUBMIT ANYONE AT THIS TIME, PLEASE GET YOUR NOMINATIONS IN.

OKAY.

WE ARE MOVING ALONG AND MOVING RIGHT ALONG.

I'M LOVING THIS PACE ROLE EFFECTIVE DIRECTOR'S

[Executive Director’s Report]

REPORT.

WE ARE MOVING RIGHT ALONG IT'S WINDOWS SEVEN.

UM, SO MORE TIME FOR DIALOGUE AND, YOU KNOW, I WON'T EAT UP THE TIME WE'VE GAINED SO FAR.

HOPEFULLY I DID PUT IN THE CHAT, THE LINK TO THE MEETING FOLDER WHERE THE AGENDA AND THE BACKUP DOCUMENTS ARE, HOPEFULLY THAT WORKS BETTER THAN MY ZOOM LINK.

AND THANKS, CARLOS, UH, FIX THAT UP QUICK AND THANK YOU ALL FOR SHIFTING QUICKLY TO THE CORRECT ID.

UM, BUT UM, I WANTED TO SHARE A LITTLE BIT ABOUT, UH, I THINK, YOU KNOW, THE LAST FEW MONTHS WE'VE TALKED ABOUT THE RACE EQUITY COLLECTIVE THAT WAS FORMED, RIGHT? THAT'S THAT WAS KIND OF A BIG, UM, A BIG LIFT OVER THE LAST YEAR, YEAR AND A HALF.

AND THEN LAST MONTH WE TALKED ABOUT HOW WE'RE GOING TO TRY TO EXPAND THE LANGUAGE ACCESS WORK, RIGHT.

OR TRY TO IDENTIFY, YOU KNOW, RESOURCES FOR LANGUAGE ACCESS WORK THROUGH, UH, UH, UH, CENTRAL TEXAS LANGUAGE ACCESS FUNDS.

SO THAT'S PRETTY EXCITING.

I APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT ON THAT.

AND WE'LL ACTUALLY BRING BACK A BUDGET ALONG WITH, THEY CAN BUDGET IN DECEMBER,

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RIGHT.

TO APPROVE FOR THAT LANGUAGE ACCESS FUND IN, UM, IN DECEMBER, RIGHT.

THAT'S USUALLY WHEN WE APPROVE OUR BUDGET AND WORK PLAN AND WE'LL BRING THE CENTRAL TEXAS, UH, LANGUAGE ACCESS FUND BUDGET ALSO FOR APPROVAL AT THAT TIME.

AND, UM, BUT WHAT I WANTED TO, UM, TOUCH A LITTLE MORE ON TODAY, CAUSE YOU KNOW, THERE'S A LOT WE'VE BEEN WORKING ON IN TERMS OF RACIAL EQUITY, DEVELOPING SOME RESOURCES TO SUPPORT, UH, WHAT THE COMMUNITY IS DOING AND WHAT OUR PARTNERS ARE DOING AROUND RACE EQUITY.

AND UM, AND REALLY, SO YOU KIND OF UNDERSTAND WHY IS IT THAT WE'RE FOCUSING ON THE PIECES THAT WE'RE FOCUSING ON BECAUSE, UH, UH, IT'S A VERY COMPLICATED, YOU KNOW, CONVERSATION AND ISSUE.

AND, UM, I THINK THE COLLECTIVE IS GOING TO HELP ADDRESS A PIECE OF IT, BUT IT DOESN'T ADDRESS ALL OF IT.

SO I THOUGHT I'D KIND OF TALK ABOUT SOME OF THE OTHER THINGS WE'RE DOING IN THE CONTEXT OF, UH, SORT OF HOW THE ROLE THAT THEY PLAY OVERALL IN ADDRESSING RACIAL.

SO I'M GOING TO SHARE MY SCREEN IF, IF I CAN, WHICH I CAN AND, UH, HAS JUST SIX, SIX SLIDES.

SO REALLY JUST FOR, IF YOU DON'T COUNT THE TITLE SLIDE AND THE Q AND A SLIDE.

RIGHT.

UM, BUT AGAIN, SO, UM, SO PART OF WHAT WE'VE TRIED TO DO IS KIND OF SEE WHAT'S KIND OF MISSING OR WHAT OUR PARTNERS AND SORT OF OTHER NONPROFITS ACTIVE ON, ON THE RACE EQUITY FRONT ASKING FOR IN TERMS OF SUPPORT AND HOW CAN CAN SORT OF, UM, UH, LET ME, LET ME START THE SLIDESHOW, THE LOOK A LOT BETTER.

UM, AND SO THAT'S KINDA WHY I WANTED TO KIND OF LAY OUT A LITTLE BIT ABOUT WHAT, UH, AT LEAST HOW I VIEW THESE DIFFERENT COMPONENTS, RIGHT.

AND SORT OF, UM, WHAT I'M CALLING THIS FEARS OF IMPACT, BECAUSE I THINK WHAT HAPPENS A LOT OF TIMES WHEN WE'RE HAVING OUR RACE EQUITY CONVERSATIONS, IT'S, IT'S, WE WANT EVERY CONVERSATION TO ADDRESS EVERYTHING, HAVING TO DO WITH RACE EQUITY AND, YOU KNOW, NO EFFORT AND NO CONVERSATION CAN COVER ALL OF THESE PIECES.

SO, SO IT SEEMS LIKE WE JUMPED BACK AND FORTH FROM THESE DIFFERENT, WHAT I CALL SPHERES OF IMPACT.

RIGHT.

WE'RE TRYING TO HAVE AN IMPACT SORT OF ON, UM, AND, AND FOR ME, THE LITTLE, UH, DELTAS OR THE TRIANGLES MEAN CHANGE, RIGHT? SO WHEN YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT RACE EQUITY, THERE'S THAT INDIVIDUAL CHANGE THAT NEEDS TO HAPPEN, RIGHT? HOW WE THINK ABOUT IT AND HOW WE ACT IN TERMS OF, UH, CHANGING OUR BIASES THAT WE HAVE RELATING TO RACE.

THERE'S THE ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE THAT NEEDS TO HAPPEN.

AND AGAIN, THAT'S KIND OF THE ORGANIZATION ASKING ITSELF, HOW CAN I USE A RACE EQUITY LENS TO CHANGE MY ORGANIZATION'S PRACTICES AND THE DISPARITIES THAT MAY EXIST IN TERMS OF OUTCOMES FOR OUR CLIENTS.

AND THEN THERE'S A COMMUNITY CHANGE PIECE, WHICH I THINK IS WHERE THE COLLECTOR CENTRAL TEXAS COLLECTIVE FALLS IN, WHICH IS MORE, WHAT INFORMATION OPPORTUNITIES AND CIVIC INFRASTRUCTURE DO WE NEED TO COORDINATE OUR EFFORTS TO ADDRESS RACIAL INEQUALITY.

SO AS TO MAXIMIZE IMPACT, AND THERE'S A LOT OF OVERLAP, RIGHT? A LOT OF, A LOT OF THESE THINGS ARE INTERCONNECTED.

I THOUGHT ABOUT INCLUDING SOME ARROWS, BUT IT WAS GOING TO GET TOO MESSY IF I TRIED TO DESCRIBE THE RELATIONSHIPS IN THAT WAY.

UM, BUT I'M GOING TO FOCUS ON THAT MIDDLE SECTION, RIGHT.

WHICH IS KIND OF THE ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE A LITTLE BIT, YOU KNOW, BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, OBVIOUSLY OUR CAMPAIGN PARTNERS, OUR ORGANIZATIONS.

AND SO I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO KIND OF DISTINGUISH MAYBE SOME OF THE, HOW SOME OF THE RESOURCES WE'RE WORKING TO CREATE, OR WE'RE HELPING TO CREATE AS CAN STAFF RIGHT.

KIND OF RELATES TO ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE.

UM, BUT I THINK IN THE END, YOU KNOW, ON THE COMMUNITY SIDE, YOU KNOW, THE COMMUNITY WANTS TO SEE, YOU KNOW, ORGANIZATIONS CHANGE TO IMPROVE OUTCOMES, YOU KNOW, FOR PEOPLE OF COLOR.

SO OBVIOUSLY THERE'S A, THERE'S AN ARROW FROM THE COMMUNITY CHANGE INTO ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE.

UM, AND THAT'S, AS WE'VE SEEN AS VERY, IT'S VERY CHALLENGING WHEN, YOU KNOW, COMMUNITY AN EXTERNAL ENTITY TRIES TO CHANGE AN ORGANIZATION, WHICH IS ITS OWN ENTITY AND INSTITUTION.

UM, SO PART OF WHAT, AGAIN, WE'VE SEEN A LOT OF, UH, YOU KNOW, A LOT OF MOVEMENT ON IS THE INSTITUTIONS THEMSELVES DRIVING THE CHANGE, RIGHT? HOW DO WE, UM, HOW DO WE, HOW DOES AN ORGANIZATION LAUNCH A CHANGE PROCESS THAT USES A RACE EQUITY LENS? UM, AND AGAIN, YOU KNOW, TO IMPROVE OUTCOMES FOR ME IN ONE, WHEN YOU LOOK AT YOUR OUTCOMES FOR YOUR CLIENTS OR FOR THE FAMILIES YOU SERVE TO MAKE SURE THEY'RE EQUITABLE.

UM, AND SO WE WANT OUR ORGANIZATIONS RIGHT.

TO DO THAT INTERNAL, UH, INTERNALLY DRIVEN CHANGE PROCESS.

AND I THINK THAT'S WHY WHEN WE SEE, YOU KNOW, THE CITY HIRE AN EQUITY OFFICER AND THE SCHOOL DISTRICT HIRE AN EQUITY OFFICER, AN ACC KIND OF HIRE AN EQUITY OFFICER AT THE LEADERSHIP TEAM LEVEL THEN, UM, AND THAT THEY'RE TAKING A VIEW

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OF THE WHOLE ORGANIZATION RIGHT.

IN TERMS OF CHANGE.

UM, AND SO, BUT I'M GOING TO GO THROUGH EACH OF THESE REAL QUICKLY.

UH, I KNOW THEY ONLY HAVE LIKE 10 MINUTES, BUT, UH, UM, BUT I'M GOING TO PRESENT SOMETHING NEXT NEXT MONTH.

AND I WANTED TO SORT OF TEE THAT UP WITH A KIND OF THIS LITTLE OVERVIEW.

SO ON THE INDIVIDUAL CHANGE SIDE, UM, WE KNOW WE'VE BEEN DOING THE, UH, BEYOND DIVERSITY WORK AND, YOU KNOW, AND DOING RACISM WORK, UH, LEADERSHIP, BOSTON'S COORDINATING THE BEYOND DIVERSITY PIECE.

UM, AND SO WE'VE HAD OVER 3000 PEOPLE GO THROUGH THAT TRAINING.

AND, UM, AND WHATEVER, YOU KNOW, FROM, FROM FOLKS WHO GO TO DO THE TRAINING AND FROM OUR CANNED PARTNERS, IS WHAT HAPPENS AFTER WE'VE DONE THE BEYOND DIVERSITY, YOU'RE UNDOING RACISM OR RACIAL HEALING CIRCLES, WHATEVER THE MODEL MIGHT BE.

SO ONE THING WE'VE BEEN WORKING ON WITH ONE VOICE CENTRAL TEXAS, PARTICULARLY THE EQUITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE AND WITH LEADERSHIP AUSTIN IS TO DEVELOP, DEVELOP SORT OF THIS, UM, OUTLINE FOR A SERIES OF RACE EQUITY CONVERSATION CIRCLES.

SO THESE WOULD BE SOMETHING THAT YOU AS AN ORGANIZATION, RIGHT.

COULD USE ONCE YOU HAVE A CRITICAL MASS OF FOLKS IN YOUR ORGANIZATION, UM, TRAINED RIGHT IN USING BEYOND DIVERSITY OR UNDOING RACISM OR WHATEVER MODEL YOU'VE ADOPTED FOR LOOKING AT RACE EQUITY.

UM, THEN THIS IS SORT OF A, HOW DO YOU IMPLEMENT THOSE TOOLS, RIGHT? THOSE, THOSE TOOLS THAT YOU LEARN IN THOSE TRAININGS, HOW DO YOU PUT THEM TO USE INSTEAD SORT OF THESE SMALL GROUP CONVERSATIONS? RIGHT.

SO, SO BASICALLY WHAT WE HAVE IS SORT OF FOUR STRANDS BECAUSE, UM, I TRIED TO DO ONE STRAND OF LIKE, YOU KNOW, A 10, A 10 WEEK SERIES OF CONVERSATIONS AND ALL THESE ISSUES ALWAYS COME UP IN TERMS OF, YOU KNOW, WHAT WE NEED TO UNDERSTAND THE HISTORY OF RACISM IN THE COUNTRY, RIGHT.

AND THEN AS SOON AS SOMEBODY MAKES THAT STATEMENT AND THEN SOMEBODY ELSE SAYS, WELL, WE NEED TO UNDERSTAND THE HISTORY OF RACISM IN AUSTIN, RIGHT.

AND THEN OTHER FOLKS WILL BE LIKE, NO, WE NEED TO LOOK AT THE DATA TO SEE, YOU KNOW, WHAT THE CHALLENGES ARE, WHERE, WHERE THE NEEDS ARE.

AND LET'S JUST FOCUS ON FINDING SOLUTIONS.

AND IN THE END, WE REALLY NEED TO HAVE A WAY TO TALK ABOUT ALL THESE THINGS, BUT, UH, UM, YOU KNOW, HOW DO WE CREATE A FRAMEWORK SO THAT WE CAN, UM, PRACTICE OUR TOOLS, PRACTICE HAVING DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS OR COURAGEOUS CONVERSATIONS ABOUT RACE, BUT THEN ALSO LEARNING LASHES, YOU KNOW, HISTORY OVERALL FOR A COUNTRY HISTORY LOCALLY ABOUT RACISM AND, AND CURRENT CONDITIONS.

SO, SO WHAT THIS IS GOING TO BE, AND AGAIN, I THINK I'LL HAVE A MORE IN-DEPTH OUTLINE FOR YOU, UH, NEXT MONTH.

BUT, UH, SO JUST IMAGINE EACH OF THESE BULLETS AS, YOU KNOW, FOUR OR FIVE DIFFERENT TOPICS OF CONVERSATION, UH, THAT COULD HAPPEN.

UM, AND AGAIN, WE'RE THINKING OF IT.

WE HAVE 3000 PEOPLE, YOU KNOW, ALREADY TRAINED.

SO ONE THING THAT WE NEED TO DO IS HOW DO WE CONTINUE THAT CONVERSATION AND THAT LEARNING PROCESS, THEN THAT'S WHAT THIS IS, OR THIS, THE INDIVIDUAL, THE INDIVIDUAL PART, RIGHT? EVEN THOUGH IT CAN HELP YOU WITH AN ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE PROCESS, THIS IS REALLY MORE, HOW DO YOU KIND OF CHANGE THE WAY YOU THINK AND THE WAY YOU ACT AND THEN HELP CHANGE YOUR ORGANIZATION AND HELP CHANGE YOUR COMMUNITY.

UM, SO THIS ISN'T LET'S SOLVE RACIAL INEQUALITY, RIGHT? IT'S THE, HOW DO WE GET TO A POINT WHERE WE UNDERSTAND MAYBE WHAT OUR ROLE IS? AND I DO THINK LEADERSHIP BOSTON IN ONE VOICE FOR ENGAGING IN THAT CONVERSATION.

AND, UM, AND WE DO WANT TO BRING OTHER, YOU KNOW, THEIR PARTNERS AND LIKE PBS, YOU KNOW, USING THEIR AUSTIN REVEALED SERIES AS A, AS A SOURCE OF CONVERSATIONS AROUND RACE EQUITY AND AROUND LEARNING THE HISTORY IN OUR COMMUNITY, UM, OF, UH, THE NEEDS OF COMMUNITIES OF COLOR OR STRUGGLES OF COMMUNITIES OF COLOR.

AND OF COURSE THE LOCAL DATA, WE ALREADY HAVE IT, WE HAVE THE DASHBOARD, THE EQUITY ANALYSIS AND THE RACE EQUITY ASSET MAP, WHICH IS THE TOOL THAT WE'RE DEVELOPING THAT WILL, UH, I'LL TALK ABOUT SHORTLY.

SO AGAIN, ON THE ORGANIZATIONAL SIDE, YOU KNOW, WE'VE ALSO BEEN WORKING WITH SORT OF ONE VOICES, UM, UM, EQUITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE ON A ORGANIZATIONAL ASSESSMENT TOOL.

AND WE'RE TRYING TO REPURPOSE A, THE CITY'S EQUITY ASSESSMENT TOOL, BUT, YOU KNOW, WE'VE HAD LIMITED SUCCESS, YOU KNOW, IN, IN, IN APPLYING IT KIND OF IN THE NONPROFIT CONTEXT.

BUT I DO THINK, UH, HOPEFULLY THAT'LL EMBARRASS SOME FRUIT AND WE MAY IDENTIFY OTHER ASSESSMENT TOOLS FOR ORGANIZATIONS TO USE FOR A CHANGE PROCESS AROUND RACE EQUITY.

AND, UM, AND I THINK THIS IS THE ONE WHERE I THINK WE HAVEN'T, UM, ENGAGED OUR CANNED PARTNERS AS, UH, DILIGENTLY OR EFFECTIVELY, RIGHT.

AS, AS, AS AN ORGANIZATION, HOW DO WE GO THROUGH THAT RACE EQUITY CHANGE PROCESS? AND, UM, I'VE SORT OF BEEN WAITING FOR US TO DO THIS, UH, ORGANIZATIONAL ASSESSMENT

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TOOL THAT MAYBE CAN BE USED MORE BROADLY, RIGHT? WHETHER IT'S A SMALL NONPROFIT OR A LARGER KIND OF INSTITUTION OR SERVICE PROVIDER.

AND SO, UH, SO WE'LL KEEP YOU POSTED ON THAT, BUT CLEARLY, OBVIOUSLY THAT'S AN INTEREST TO OUR CAMP PARTNERS BECAUSE OF SORT OF THE NATURE OF THE MAKEUP OF OUR NETWORK.

AND THEN, AND THEN ON THE COMMUNITY SIDE, RIGHT, THE COMMUNITY CHANGE RIGHT, IS, IS, UM, THE CENTRAL TEXAS COLLECTING RIGHT FOR RACE EQUITY.

UM, WE'LL HAVE COMMITTEES THAT ARE ISSUE SPECIFIC, RIGHT? IN TERMS OF ADVOCATE, ADVOCATING FOR POLICY CHANGE AND INSTITUTIONAL CHANGE COORDINATING OUR RACE EQUITY TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES, COORDINATING WITH WHAT THE TRUTH RACIAL HEALING AND TRANSFORMATION CENTERS ARE DOING AT ACC AND AUSTIN HEALTH COMMONS.

AND YOU SEE THEIR KIND OF THE RACE EQUITY ASSET MAP, WHICH I'LL PRESENT NEXT NEXT MONTH.

RIGHT.

UM, BUT I KIND OF WANTED TO DO THIS SORT OF OVERVIEW OF, SO WHY, WHY ARE WE WORKING ON SOME OF THESE THINGS, RIGHT.

AND HOW DO THEY FIT TOGETHER AS A RACE EQUITY ASSET MAP IS MEANT TO S TO IDENTIFY AREAS WHERE MAYBE WE DON'T HAVE ENOUGH ATTENTION.

RIGHT.

BUT THAT COULD HELP AFFECT, UM, RACE EQUITY IN OUR COMMUNITY.

UM, AND I'M PRESENTING THE DRAFT THIS WEEK TO TWO DIFFERENT ORGANIZATIONS.

SO WE'LL HAVE SOME FEEDBACK SO THAT WE CAN TWEAK OUR ASSET MAP AND THEN WE'LL, WE'LL PRESENT IT TO THE BOARD NEXT MONTH.

UM, SO THAT'S KIND OF A, YEAH, I REALLY THINK IT'S IMPORTANT.

CAUSE W YOU KNOW, IN HAVING THIS RACE EQUITY CONVERSATION IN SO MANY DIFFERENT CONTEXTS, IT ALWAYS SEEMS LIKE WE JUMPED, YOU KNOW, WE MAY HAVE STARTED TALKING ABOUT HOW DO WE IMPROVE ORGANIZATIONS, BUT THEN WE END UP WITH WHAT, HOW IS THIS GOING TO CHANGE THE COMMUNITY, RIGHT? OR IF WE'RE TALKING ABOUT COMMUNITY CHANGE, THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN IS WE START TALKING ABOUT HOW DO WE CHANGE, INDIVIDUAL'S THINKING AROUND RACE EQUITY.

SO I JUST THINK AS WE GO FORWARD AND CONTINUE TO DOING THIS RACE EQUITY WORK IS THAT WE WOULD JUST KIND OF BE MINDFUL OF WHAT, WHAT SPACE WE'RE IN, RIGHT.

WHAT SPHERE WE'RE IN, UM, BECAUSE IT REALLY GETS CONFUSING BECAUSE IT SEEMS LIKE WE GO IN WITH ONE INTENTION AND THEN WE END UP EITHER TRYING TO SOLVE ANOTHER PROBLEM OR CHALLENGE OR ISSUE.

UM, AND IT'S, IT'S, IT'S JUST, THAT'S WHAT MAKES THIS DIFFICULT THEN I KIND OF WANT HER TO LAY THAT OUT.

SO YOU, YOU KNOW, SO I GUESS THIS IS RELATIVE FRUSTRATION WITH THE RACE EQUITY WORK.

RIGHT.

BUT, UH, I THINK IF YOU'RE INVOLVED IN THIS, YOU'VE PROBABLY EXPERIENCED SOME FIRST PATIENT AS WELL.

AND I WAS JUST TRYING TO MAP IT OUT AS A WAY OF MAYBE JUST MAKE BEING MORE TARGETED WHEN WE HAVE CONVERSATIONS AND MORE FOCUSED SO THAT WE ACTUALLY GET DONE WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO GET DONE THROUGH THESE CONVERSATIONS AND I'LL STOP THERE.

AND, UH, OTHER FOLKS PROBABLY ARE MORE VERSED IN HOW RACE EQUITY ACTUALLY, UH, CAN BE, CAN BE IMPROVED OR CAN BE ADVANCED TO PROBABLY PUT ME TO RESOURCES I CAN USE.

AND SO THIS IS MORE IN MY THINKING, JUST HAVING BEEN WORKING ON IT WITH SO MANY DIFFERENT GROUPS IN OUR COMMUNITY WHO ARE INTERESTED IN RACE EQUITY, BUT IT'S, AGAIN, PART OF THE IDEA BEHIND THE COLLECTIVE IS THAT THAT'S A SPACE WHERE WE CAN CONNECT ALL THESE EFFORTS AND WE CAN SEE RIGHT.

THAT WE'RE, THAT WE'RE NOT DUPLICATING AND THAT WE, UH, HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO LEVERAGE AND UTILIZE THESE RESOURCES.

SO, UH, LEAVE IT AT THAT AND SEE, UH, WHAT KIND OF COMMENTS FOLKS HAVE.

AND, UM, THAT'S BASIC, THAT'S THE BULK OF MY REPORT COUNCIL MEMBERS.

SO, UM, ARE COMMENTS FOR RURAL? I MEAN, DID HE REALLY JUST DO A RACIAL EQUITY PRESENTATION? WE GOT NO COMMENTS AND QUESTIONS YEAH, I CAN'T, I CAN'T LET THAT GO.

UM, I THINK THIS IS REALLY EXCITING.

I APPRECIATE ROLE.

I APPRECIATE HOW YOU PUT YOUR FRUSTRATION AND TO WORK PLAN.

UM, I FULLY, UM, FEEL YOU ON, UH, WANTING TO BET ARROWS ON THERE AND BEING UNABLE TO, BECAUSE I THINK YOU WOULD HAVE HAD ARROWS POINTING IN EVERY POSSIBLE DIRECTION, BECAUSE I THINK WHAT WE'RE REALIZING IS THAT, AND WHAT WE KNOW IS THAT THIS ISN'T A STAGE MODEL IN ANY FORM OR FASHION.

AND SO, YOU KNOW, THAT THOSE ENTITIES, THOSE KINDS OF INSTITUTIONS START TO PRESS BACK ON EACH OTHER.

UM, I PARTICULARLY AM REALLY PLEASED ABOUT THE POTENTIAL FOR SOMETHING LIKE THIS AT THIS MOMENT, BECAUSE, UM, AND I KNOW THERE ARE OTHER FOLKS ON THE CALL WHO, WHO UNDERSTAND ME WHEN I SAY WE ARE IN SORT OF THIS, UM, RACE EQUITY TRAINING WILD WEST AT THIS MOMENT TOO.

AND I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE BEING CALLED ON TO DO THIS WORK.

AND I, I DO LIKE THE IDEA OF, UM,

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A COMMON LANGUAGE AND A COMMON RUBRIC FOR THIS KIND OF THING.

SO I APPRECIATE THE WORK THAT YOU'VE, YOU'VE DONE AND PUT INTO THIS.

AND BRO, I ALSO AS WELL, YOU AND I HAVE BEEN RIDING THIS, WE'VE BEEN RIDING THIS HORSE A LONG TIME.

RIGHT.

I BACK BEFORE IT WAS COOL.

AND SO I JUST WANT TO THANK YOU FOR PUTTING IT TOGETHER.

AND, AND I AGREE THAT THE COMMON LANGUAGE IS SO CRUCIAL.

AND I FEEL LIKE WE'RE AT A MOMENT AFTER ALL THE YEARS OF MOVING FROM PERFORMATIVE EQUITY, BECAUSE THERE'S A LOT OF PERFORMANCE AND LANGUAGE AND VIRTUE SIGNALING THAT GOES ON AROUND RACE EQUITY.

AND I'M GRATEFUL THAT YOU'RE DIGGING IN AND I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO ALL OF US DOING OUR OWN ASSESSMENTS AND, UM, YOU KNOW, REALLY AUDITING OUR OWN ORGANIZATIONS AND LOOKING AT THE OUTCOMES AND REALLY MAKING DEEP, UH, NOT JUST INDIVIDUAL, BUT OUR ORGANIZATIONS HAVE TO DO THE DEEP ASSESSMENT AND LOOK AT WHAT PRACTICES AND POLICIES THAT WE HAVE IN PLACE THAT KEEP PRODUCING THE SAME OUTCOMES.

SO, UM, I, UM, UH, ROLE, AS I USED TO SAY, RADICALLY HOPEFUL, I'M STILL RADICALLY HELPFUL.

SO THANK YOU FOR ORGANIZING THIS AND LOOKING FORWARD TO CONTINUING THE JOURNEY.

GREAT.

WELL, THANKS EVERYONE.

I DO THINK THAT'S WHERE WE'RE MOVING TO A WEEKEND, EITHER CRAFT OUR OWN ORGANIZATIONAL ASSESSMENT OR SELECT THE MODEL.

UM, AND THEN WE CAN ASCERTAIN SORT OF WHERE, WHERE OUR CANNED PARTNERS ARE, RIGHT.

AND WHO WANTS TO MOVE ON WHAT PIECE OF IT? CAUSE THERE'S MANY, MANY DIFFERENT PIECES AND, UM, IT'S HARD TO MOVE ON EVERYTHING AT ONCE, BUT, UM, UM, I DO THINK THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE HAS TALKED ABOUT, YOU KNOW, WE TALK ABOUT LANGUAGE ACCESS AND WE TALK ABOUT RACE EQUITY.

UM, IS THERE A WAY OF DOING ASSESSMENTS OF WHERE OUR AGENCIES OR OUR PARTNERS ARE AND THEN HELPING THEM, RIGHT.

YOU KNOW, MOVE ALONG THE PATH TO MEET, UM, BE IT, THOSE AREAS OF THE ASSESSMENT WHERE MAYBE THEY'RE NOT AS STRONG AS THEY COULD BE.

SO I DO THINK THAT THIS COMING YEAR IS WHAT WE'LL SEE IS KIND OF MORE, THE ORGANIZATIONAL FOCUS AS THE COLLECTIVE ACTUALLY HAS FORMED AND WILL DO ITS WORK.

THAT'S LESS TIME ON CAN STAFF, RIGHT.

SO WE CAN FOCUS MORE ON THE ORGANIZATION, UH, WHERE WE WERE FOCUSING A LOT ON COMMUNITY, RIGHT.

I DON'T CREATE THAT COMMUNITY INFRASTRUCTURE FOR CHANGE.

AND THAT DOESN'T MEAN IT SAID, RIGHT.

JUST CREATING THE COALITION, DOESN'T DO IT IN AND OF ITSELF.

THERE'S STILL A LOT OF WORK, BUT, UM, BUT IT'S NOT JUST, UH, AS MUCH ON SORT OF CAN TO FACILITATE THAT AS PROBABLY IT WAS BEFORE.

AND, UM, BUT I'M EXCITED JUST ABOUT WHERE WE ARE AND EXCITED TO KEEP WORKING WITH YOU ON THIS.

AND, UH, UH, I WILL KNOW, UH, BEFORE, UM, GOING ON TO SORT OF IDENTIFYING PRIORITIES FOR NEXT YEAR, UM, IS THAT I DID, UM, YOU KNOW, IN THE MINUTES WE ACTUALLY ADELINE THE BREAKOUT GROUP DISCUSSIONS FROM LAST, UH, FROM LAST MONTH.

SO, UM, BUT I TRIED TO TAKE THAT FOR AS A THREE OR FOUR PAGE SET OF IDEAS AND I CONDENSED IT INTO ONE PAGE AND THAT'S WHAT THE LIST OF POSSIBLE PRIORITIES FOR 2021 ARE IN OUR, IN OUR BACKUP.

UM, AND SO WE'RE GOING TO GO INTO BREAKOUT BREAKOUTS AGAIN, RIGHT.

TO KIND OF, UM, KEEP NARROWING, RIGHT? YOU KIND OF START KIND OF HIGH LEVEL, WHAT ARE THE BIG NEEDS AND ISSUES AND CHALLENGES AROUND THE CRISES WE HAVE AND THEN TRY TO NARROW IT DOWN TO A NUMBER THAT WE CAN MANAGE.

UM, AND SO I THINK ON THAT SHEET, I PUT PICK OUT OF THREE, BUT IN THE END, IF YOU, UH, EACH BREAKOUT GROUP CAN PICK TWO OR THREE THINGS THAT THEY THINK REALLY NEED TO BE ADDRESSED AND THEY SEE THAT CAN, IS POSITIONED IN A WAY TO HELP ADDRESS THOSE, GIVEN OUR STRENGTHS, RIGHT.

AND GIVEN IN OUR SCOPE THAT WE USUALLY PLAY OR THE ROLE WE USUALLY PLAY.

UM, BUT WE'RE TRYING TO SEE, WE CAN KEEP, JUST KEEP NARROWING, RIGHT FROM LIKE 20 ISSUES TO, YOU KNOW, MAYBE SIX TO NINE ISSUES.

AND THEN WE MIGHT HAVE TO DO A SURVEY OF SOME KIND OR SOMETHING TO, TO CONTINUE TO NARROW.

BUT, UM, WHEN I THINK I WOULD KNOW IT FROM, UM, IN THAT DOCUMENT LIST OF PRIORITIES DOCUMENT OR DRAFT LIST OF PRIORITIES IS, UM, I DO HAVE ON THERE CONTINUING THE LANGUAGE ACCESS WORK, JUST BECAUSE I THINK THIS YEAR'S BY A TRANSITION YEAR WHERE WE'RE HAVING, WE'RE TRYING TO IDENTIFY RESOURCES TO SUPPORT THAT WORK.

UM, AND THEN, UM, AND, AND NEXT YEAR IS A YEAR WHERE WE'RE SLATED TO DO A REGIONAL SUMMIT.

UM, WE DO IT EVERY OTHER YEAR, NOT EVERY YEAR.

UM, AND SO, SO I HAVE IT IN BLUE IN THE OUTLINE AND I, AND I SEE, UH, I SEE A COUNCIL MEMBER SMILING OVER THERE CAUSE I KNOW, UH, WE COMMITTED TO GO TO PFLUGERVILLE

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FOR THE NEXT, UH, REGIONAL, UH, REGIONAL SUMMIT.

UM, SO ANYWAY, SO WE NEED A TOPIC, RIGHT? WHAT IS THE TOPIC THAT WE THINK IS OF REGIONAL CONCERN AND CLEARLY OBVIOUSLY RELATED TO THE HEALTH AND ECONOMIC CRISIS, YOU KNOW, THERE'S A LOT HAPPENING THERE.

UM, BUT JUST KINDA IT'S IN BLUE, BUT THE SUBJECT OF THE SUMMIT, RIGHT.

OR THE ISSUE TO BE ADDRESSED IN THE SUMMIT IS TO BE DETERMINED.

SO JUST KEEP THAT IN MIND, AS YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT, UM, THESE KINDS OF, UM, PRIORITIES FOR NEXT YEAR.

UM, AND I DUNNO IF ANYBODY, A COUNCIL MEMBER OR OUR OTHER CHAIRS WOULD WANT TO TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT, UM, HOW WE WANT TO, WHAT ARE WE GOING TO, WHAT DO WE WANT TO COME OUT OF IT? BUT WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO COME OUT OF THE, UH, THE BREAKOUT GROUPS, RIGHT, IS IF WE, IF THE GROUPS CAN KIND OF COALESCED AROUND, YOU KNOW, TWO OR THREE MAIN TOPICS THAT YOU FEEL ARE GETTING ADDRESSED, RIGHT.

BECAUSE OF NOBODY ELSE HAS THE ISSUE, OR IS JUST NOT ENOUGH CAPACITY RIGHT NOW FOR FOLKS TO TAKE THAT ON, BUT IT, EACH GROUP CAN NARROW DOWN THAT LIST OF PRIORITIES TO TWO OR THREE.

THEN WE CAN, UM, AGAIN, COMPARE NOTES, SHARE THAT WITH THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AND EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE CAN COME BACK WITH A, UM, WITH A SUGGESTION, UH, FOR THE WORK PLAN FOR 2021.

IS THAT OKAY? OR DO, DO WE NEED TO COME OUT OF HERE WITH, UH, THESE ARE THE TWO, LET ME, LET ME HELP TRY TO CLARIFY IT.

YOU TRANSITIONED SO SMOOTHLY FROM YOUR RACIAL EQUITY PRESENTATION INTO THIS THAT I DIDN'T MAKE MY COMMENTS ON THAT EITHER.

UM, BUT I JUST ON THAT TOPIC, I THINK THERE'S, THERE'S, THERE'S TWO FOR ME.

I SEE TWO TRACKS.

ONE IS THE MORE DIRECT ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE CHANGE STUFF, BUT I THINK THERE WOULD BE VALUE IN A KIND OF RACIAL EQUITY, CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR THOSE OF US THAT THINK WE'RE DOING THE WORK AND, YOU KNOW, IT CAN GET, I'LL JUST SPEAK FOR MYSELF.

SOMETIMES I FIND MYSELF SO DEEP IN THE POLICY WONKY STUFF THAT I THINK I'M, I WORRY THAT I'M MISSING THE BIGGER PICTURE AND I DON'T WANT WANNA, I DON'T WANT TO BE SO INTO, YOU KNOW, AMENDING AN ORDINANCE THAT I FORGET THE LARGER STUFF KIND OF DRIVING IT.

SO I KIND OF SEE THAT AS TWO THINGS, BUT THAT'S JUST MY, MY OWN, MY OWN TAKE ON IT.

UM, AS FAR AS OUR BREAKOUT SESSIONS.

SO THERE'S A DOCUMENT THAT WAS PROVIDED THE TITLE OF IT IS CHALLENGES AND RESPONSES TO COVID-19.

THIS IS THE DOCUMENT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT WITH THE YELLOW AND THE BLUE.

IS THAT RIGHT ROW? YEAH.

OKAY.

UM, AND SO MY QUESTION BEFORE WE GO INTO BREAKOUTS ROLE IS WHAT DO, HOW, HOW DO WE, HOW DO WE GET A SENSE OF STAFF CAPACITY? BECAUSE JUST GOING INTO BREAKOUTS WITH THESE TOPICS, I WORRY THAT ONE GROUP IS GOING TO PICK ONE OR TWO.

THE SECOND GROUP IS GOING TO PICK THREE AND FOUR.

THE THIRD GROUP IS GOING TO PICK FIVE AND SIX.

HOW DO WE GET A SENSE OF WHAT STAFF CAPACITY SOUNDS LIKE? YEAH, I MEAN, I THINK THAT'S WHERE, UM, WE TYPICALLY HAVE LIKE THREE PRIORITIES, RIGHT? BECAUSE THESE ARE VERY COMPLEX ISSUES TYPICALLY.

SO, UM, WE CONTINUE SORT OF THE LANGUAGE ACCESS WORK, RIGHT.

THAT'S ONE OF THE THREE SORT OF PRIORITY AREAS.

SO WE PICK, AGAIN, WHETHER IT'S HEALTH OR MENTAL HEALTH OR ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY, RIGHT.

YOU KNOW, THE WORKFORCE PIECE, UH, WHICH IS CURRENTLY ONE OF OUR PRIORITY AREAS, BUT WE HAVEN'T DONE A LOT THIS YEAR AROUND THAT, UH, FOR A VARIETY OF REASONS.

UM, SO I WOULD SAY WE CAN HAVE TWO BIG OVERARCHING THEMES, RIGHT.

WHICH THEMSELVES MIGHT HAVE, YOU KNOW, SEVERAL DIFFERENT BULLETS OR THINGS TO ADDRESS WITHIN THEM.

BUT, UM, YOU KNOW, CAUSE WE'VE BEEN KIND OF WORKING UNDER THE RACE EQUITY UMBRELLA, WHICH IS SORT OF, HAS BEEN PRETTY BROAD AND HAS PULLED ME INTO LIKE A MILLION DIFFERENT SPACES.

UM, AND AGAIN, I THINK A LOT OF THAT HOPEFULLY KIND OF, UM, UM, THERE'S STILL A LOT TO HASH OUT, BUT WE CAN HASH IT OUT THROUGH THE CENTRAL TEXAS COLLECTIVE.

RIGHT.

UM, SO I DO THINK THAT THERE, WE DO HAVE MORE STAFF CAPACITY, RIGHT? TO TAKE ON A COUPLE OF NEW TOPICS WHERE, AND DEVELOP MORE EXPERTISE, YOU KNOW, EVEN ON THE WORKFORCE SIDE, I THINK I REALLY DIDN'T HAVE AS MUCH TIME TO DEVELOP KIND OF AN EXPERTISE AND REALLY BE PLUGGED IN, UH, IN A WAY WHERE WE COULD HAVE AN IMPACT AS CAN.

SO I DO THINK THAT, UM, AGAIN, I'M LOOKING AT A COUPLE OF BIG OVERARCHING PRIORITIES AND THEN WE CAN, UH, TRY TO IDENTIFY, UM, UH, YOU KNOW, TWO, TWO OR THREE, UM, OUTCOMES, RIGHT.

THAT WE WANT TO EFFECT RIGHT.

THROUGH, THROUGH CONVENING AND THROUGH COLLABORATION.

UM, SO I THINK THAT, UH, THAT'S WHAT I'M SAYING IS WE, IF EACH GROUP COMES UP WITH TWO OR THREE, THEN WE CAN SEE WHERE THERE'S OVERLAP.

AND HOPEFULLY THAT HELPS US KIND OF FURTHER NARROW, UH, TO THE KIND OF WORK, UM, THAT

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WE CAN DO NEXT YEAR.

UM, WELL WE'LL JUST PATRICIA CAN, Y'ALL HEAR ME.

OKAY.

OKAY.

UM, UM, A POINT OF CLARIFICATION, CAUSE I'M LOOKING AT THE, THE, UH, THE SHEET AND IT LOOKS LIKE THERE'S KIND OF LIKE A DOUBLE HEALTH, UM, ISSUE, RIGHT? THE ONE, THE FIRST ONE DEALING WITH AN IMPACT ON HEALTH AND MENTAL HEALTH AND THEN THE, AT THE BOTTOM, YOU HAVE IT, YOU HAVE THE RACE AND EQUITY THINGS IN THE CONTEXT OF HEALTH AND ECONOMIC DISPARITIES.

DO YOU WANT TO DISTINGUISH THAT FURTHER OR WHAT IS IT REALLY RACIAL? IS IT REALLY THE RACIAL DISPARITIES PIECE? AND THOSE ARE SUBSETS OF THAT VERSUS THE WAY IT'S FRAMED THERE.

CAUSE THE WAY IT'S FRAMED THERE, EVERYTHING HAS TO AS HEALTH ISSUE, HEALTH RELATED ISSUES DOWN TWICE.

YEAH.

I THINK, UH, WHAT I WAS TRYING TO DO WITH THAT IS SUMMARIZE SORT OF THE DISCUSSIONS FROM THE BREAKOUT GROUPS.

AND SO THERE WAS SORT OF A S A STRAND OR A, OR A, UH, UH, UH, OF THE DISCUSSION, WHICH WAS ADDRESSED.

DISPARITY IS RIGHT.

JUST LIKE, UM, THAT, THAT WAS THE CONCERN, RIGHT? IT WAS, WAS THE DISPARITIES IN THE OUTCOMES BY RACE AND ETHNICITY.

UM, AND, AND IT, IT, AND IN THE VARIETY OF WAYS THAT IT MANIFESTS RIGHT.

YOU KNOW, DURING THESE CRISIS.

SO, SO THAT WOULD, AGAIN, IT COULD BE MORE OVERARCHING WHERE WE WERE TRYING TO ADDRESS A SUBSET OF HEALTH AND A SUBSET OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY, UM, OR JUST THAT RACE EQUITY ASPECT OF IT.

UM, SO I THINK THAT'S THE DIFFERENCE IS, YOU KNOW, I WAS TRYING TO HONOR THE FACT THAT ALMOST IN EVERY GROUP, THERE WAS SOMEONE WHO SAID, WE REALLY NEED TO LOOK AT THIS ISSUE OF DISPARITIES AND OUTCOMES, WHETHER IT BE IN HEALTH OR ECONOMIC OUTCOMES OR OPPORTUNITY, UM, AND HOUSING AND WHATNOT.

SO, SO THAT'S WHY IT'S SEPARATE, BUT I DO, I DO SEE HOW, UH, HOW THAT THERE IS OVERLAP.

I, AND I DON'T, I'M NOT SUGGESTING TO COMBINE THEM.

THEY ARE SEPARATE.

I JUST WANT IT TO CLARIFY WHAT THE, YOU KNOW, THE FRAMEWORK WAS FOR SOUTHERN WHEN WE GO INTO THESE GROUPS ARE GOING TO HAVE THAT, UM, THAT, UH, LEVEL SETTING, UNDERSTANDING ABOUT THAT OTHER QUESTIONS.

UM, I THINK WE'RE ABOUT TO GO INTO BREAKOUTS, IS THAT RIGHT ROLE? SO ANY, ANY OTHER CLARIFICATIONS BEFORE WE DO THAT, I MAY JUST LOOK AT THE DOCUMENT ONE LAST TIME TO SEE, UH, YEAH, I GUESS I WOULD NOTE, I MEAN, UNDER SORT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HEALTH, THAT WE ARE KIND OF LOOKING THE ISSUE OF MENTAL HEALTH, UH, FOR THE NONPROFIT SECTOR, UM, WORKING WITH ONE VOICE IN MISSION CAPITALS.

SO THAT'S AN ARENA WHERE AGAIN, I THINK IF WE DEVELOP TOOLS FOR NONPROFITS, RIGHT, TO BE ABLE TO ADDRESS THE MENTAL HEALTH NEEDS RIGHT.

OF THEIR STAFF AND OF THE FAMILIES THEY SERVE, THAT POTENTIALLY COULD BE SOME TOOLS THAT ARE CREATED RIGHT.

FOR OUR PARTNERS ALSO TO USE.

BUT I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW THOSE TOOLS ARE FOR ORGANIZATIONS RIGHT.

FOR ORGANIZATIONAL WELLBEING.

SO I DO SEE THAT AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO BUILD TOOLS THAT THAT LARGER INSTITUTIONS COULD USE, OR EVEN BUSINESSES COULD USE, RIGHT.

IF WE PUT TOGETHER A GOOD PACKAGE OF, UH, OF, UM, RESOURCES, RIGHT.

AND, AND OPPORTUNITIES TO, UM, UH, OR ADELINE HOW THE ISSUES MIGHT BE ADDRESSED, YOU KNOW, FROM AN ORGANIZATIONAL POINT OF VIEW, UH, WITH REGARD TO MENTAL HEALTH.

AND, UM, BUT THAT'S THE ONLY THING THAT STOOD OUT AS I KIND OF SCANNED THAT DOCUMENT AGAIN.

SO.

OKAY, GREAT.

THEN I GUESS WE CAN MOVE INTO

[CAN Board Retreat Discussion (Part 2): Review outline of “issues & challenges” discussed in Part 1 of Board Retreat Discussion. Select 3 priority issues for 2021.]

OUR BREAKOUT SESSIONS.

YEAH.

YEAH.

HERE WE GO.

HERE WE GO.

OH, HEY DAVID.

HEY TEAM.

NUMBER TWO.

WELL, YEAH, CHECK YOU OUT.

YOU'RE ON MUTE.

WE WERE HEARING YOU.

THANK YOU.

I APPRECIATE THAT.

I TOOK THIS PICTURE OF MYSELF, SO I, THINGS GET TO HURRY.

I CAN JUST FALL BACK INTO THE BETTER FLOUR.

THAT'S GREAT.

I'M NOT SURE IF A STAFF MEMBER IS SUPPOSED TO JOIN US.

THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED THE LAST TIME WE DID BREAK OUTS UP HERE HE IS.

I GUESS HE'S

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SIGNED IT WITHOUT VIDEO.

EXCELLENT.

OKAY.

UM, SO WHAT DO Y'ALL THINK LET'S DO GOOD.

YEAH, LET'S DO SOME GOOD STUFF, BUT WHAT STUFF Y'ALL HAVE ANY INITIAL THOUGHTS, JIMMY, I'LL JUMP IN HERE AND I'M KIND OF COMMITTED TO COUNCIL CENTRIC ON THIS.

SO I'M THINKING FROM THEIR PERSPECTIVE, THEY'VE BEEN HAVING A LOT OF DISCUSSIONS, THEY'VE PULLED NUMBERS.

SO I'M GOING TO MAYBE OFFER SOME THOUGHTS OF SUMMARIZING KIND OF WHAT SOME OF THEIR PRIORITIES ARE.

ULTIMATELY, THEY WANT TO ALIGN THEIR PRIORITIES WITH YOUR PRIORITIES.

SO IT'S STILL A WORK IN PROGRESS, BUT WHAT'S RISEN TO THE TOP IS THE OBVIOUS STUFF.

BASIC NEEDS, HEALTH, HOUSING, AND FOOD, BASICALLY.

AND SO THOSE ARE CRITICAL.

ANY ONE OF THEM COULD BE AN AREA TO DISCUSS.

I THINK THE COUNCIL LED ME GRAVITATING TOWARDS LOOKING AT THEM AS A GROUP OF INTERRELATED ISSUES.

CAUSE THEY ALL, THEY ALL KEY OFF OF A LACK OF RESOURCES AND POVERTY AND SOME OF THE EQUITY ISSUES.

AND THEY'RE ALL, THEY'RE ALL RELATED.

SO, UH, TO ME, SOME, SOME FOCUS ON BASIC NEEDS AND MAYBE CAN TAKES A PARTICULAR APPROACH TO IT.

ONE APPROACH MIGHT BE, HOW DO WE, HOW DO WE ADDRESS THESE THINGS SIMULTANEOUSLY OR IN AN INTEGRATED FASHION? AND, AND I'M ALSO COMING FROM THIS FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF COMMUNITY SCHOOLS.

AND WE KNOW THAT THE PUBLIC SCHOOL FOR LOW INCOME FOLKS IS THE WAY THAT THEY IT'S THE MOST TRUSTED PUBLIC INSTITUTION IN THEIR COMMUNITY.

SO, AND OF COURSE, WORKING WITH CRISIS MANAGEMENT, WE'RE SEEING HOW ALL THESE PIECES FIT TOGETHER.

AS WE'RE DISTRIBUTING FOOD, WE'RE ALSO DEALING WITH HOMELESSNESS AND ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE AND SO FORTH.

SO MAYBE ONE OF THE APPROACHES IS HOW, HOW AND WHERE ARE WE DELIVERING INFORMATION SERVICES IN AN INTEGRATED NO WRONG DOOR.

FASHION IS KIND OF THE GENERAL THOUGHT.

AND THEN, AND THEN FINALLY, UH, PER OUR CONVERSATION LAST, LAST TIME, AND DAVID'S COMMENTS ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH.

I THINK THIS IS ALL ALSO RELATED TO THIS IDEA OF HOW WE'RE ISOLATED FROM EACH OTHER, SOCIALLY, THE ISSUES OF LONELINESS, THAT'S A HUGE OVERLAY AND IN HOW WE HELP PEOPLE ADDRESS THESE BASIC NEEDS.

UM, SO THAT'S KIND OF LIKE EQUITY TO ME, THAT'S AN OVERARCHING OVERARCHING ISSUE.

SO KIND OF EVERYTHING.

YEAH.

I WAS STRUGGLING WITH THE SAME, THE SAME THING.

UM, I, I, IT'S JUST IMPOSSIBLE TO PRIORITIZE.

THAT'S THAT'S I THINK WHERE I'M, WHERE I'M STRUGGLING.

UM, YOU KNOW, THE LENS THAT I OPERATE THROUGH IS FAR MORE POLITICAL THAN, I MEAN, FOR ALL THE OBVIOUS REASONS.

AND SO, YOU KNOW, I'M LOOKING AT HOMELESSNESS AND POLICE REFORM AS MY TOP ISSUES FOR 2021.

UM, BUT HOW, HOW, HOW AM I SAYING THAT SENTENCE WITHOUT SAYING PANDEMIC? LIKE, IT'S ALMOST HARD TO LIKE, HOW DO YOU PRIORITIZE ANYTHING WHEN, WHEN SO MUCH IS RIGHT HERE ON THE EDGE, AND THEN MORE SPECIFICALLY, WHAT IS THE RIGHT ROLE FOR CAMP? BECAUSE I SEE THE CITY DOES A LOT OF STUFF AND THE COUNTY PRESUMABLY IS DOING SOME STUFF.

YOU KNOW, IT ALWAYS, TO ME HAS FELT LIKE CANVAS HELPS BRIDGE THE HELP, HELPS BRIDGE KIND OF HOW EVERYONE'S DOING THEIR OWN THING.

AND I THINK WE DO BETTER THAN WE USED TO BACK, YOU KNOW, BETTER THAN WHEN CAM WAS ORIGINALLY FOUNDED.

BUT, BUT HOW DO WE, WHAT IS THE ROLE FOR CAN AND ALL OF THAT, THAT'S NOT DUPLICATING THE WORK OF OTHER GROUPS, BUT, BUT ELEVATING IT AND POSSIBLY REINFORCING IT.

UH, COUNCIL MEMBER FLANAGAN, THIS IS MEG MOORE.

I'M FROM, UH, COUNCIL MEMBER, HARPER MADISON'S OFFICE.

UH, GOOD TO SEE YOU, DAVID.

IT'S BEEN BEEN A WHILE SINCE WE WORKED ON THE, UH, STRATEGIC PLAN TOGETHER WITH SAM WILLARD, BUT IT'S GREAT TO SEE YOU.

I APOLOGIZE.

I'VE GOT BAD CON ACTIVITY, SO I'M NOT ON CAMERA, BUT I THINK THAT YOU MAKE IT, YOU MAKE A GREAT POINT ABOUT, YOU KNOW, ALL OF THESE ARE TOP PRIORITY, WHICH MAKES ME WONDER WHAT ARE THE SPECIAL SKILLS OF CAN THAT WE CAN BRING TO BEAR? I THINK THAT THE SUMMIT OPPORTUNITY IS ONE, BUT I ALSO FEEL LIKE IF WE WERE TO LOOK AT A SHORT TERM AND A LONGTERM INITIATIVE, SORT OF WHAT ARE THE THINGS THAT ARE ESPECIALLY URGENT THIS YEAR? I, I LOOK AT FLU SHOTS AND THINK, WOW, ESPECIALLY GIVEN THE PANDEMIC TO TRY TO MAKE SURE THAT PEOPLE ARE TAKING THAT VERY SERIOUSLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, BUT SORT OF SOMETHING THAT, SOMETHING WHERE WE CAN, WE CAN HAVE

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SOMETHING THAT'S MORE ON THE TACTICAL SIDE AND THEN CHOOSE A SLIGHTLY LONGER RANGE, STRATEGIC GOAL, AND USE THE SUMMIT AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE SOME PLANS, MAKE SOME STRATEGIES, BRING TOGETHER REGIONAL RESOURCES AND UNDERSTAND THAT IT'S GOING TO BE THAT WHATEVER THAT STRATEGIC GOAL IS, IT WILL EXTEND PAST, PAST 2020.

ONCE WE'VE GOT SOMETHING THAT'S MORE WITHIN THE NEXT 12 MONTHS AND SOMETHING THAT'S A LONGER TERM INITIATIVE.

AND THAT THAT LONGER TERM INITIATIVE COULD BE TIED TO, BUT WHAT THEY ARE, I DON'T KNOW, THAT'S AN INTERESTING KIND OF BRAINSTORMING PROMPT, RIGHT? WHAT THAT, WHAT YOU SAID MADE ME THINK OF THE REGIONAL SUMMIT AS A, AS A KIND OF ORGANIZING TOOL TO CONVENE AND CONVENING MIGHT BE CANS.

BIGGEST POWER IS, IS THIS KIND OF A NEUTRAL GROUND WHERE YOU CAN NOT BEING A PROVIDER MEANS WE'RE A NEUTRAL, A NEUTRAL GROUND FOR THESE DISCUSSIONS? WHAT IS, WHAT IS THE T THE OTHER PIECE OF THAT, RIGHT, IS THAT 2021 HAS TO BE THE YEAR WHERE WE FIGURE OUT WHAT THE FUTURE LOOKS LIKE, BECAUSE WE KNOW WE CAN'T DO THE STUFF WE WERE DOING PRE PANDEMIC, AND WE CAN'T DO IT IN THE SAME WAY WE WERE DOING IT.

BUT 2020 WAS TRIAGED WAS TRIAGED CENTRAL.

SO THERE WASN'T REALLY SPACE FOR ANYBODY TO REALLY THINK ABOUT HOW WE WERE GOING TO DO STUFF IN THE FUTURE.

MAYBE, MAYBE THAT'S THAT'S THE POINT IS IT'S, IT'S KIND OF A BUILT BACK, BETTER CONVENING AND, AND CAN, CAN CONVENE REGIONAL PARTNERS THROUGH THE SUMMIT.

ALSO THE REGULAR WORK WE DO WITHIN TRAVIS COUNTY TO, TO, TO ENSURE THAT KIND OF COLLABORATION MOVING FORWARD.

CAUSE IT, IT DOES SEEM LIKE WE HAVE TO TALK ABOUT ALL THE THINGS, BUT IF WE'RE REALLY CLEAR THAT IT'S NOT CANON'S JOB TO DO ALL THE THINGS, IN FACT, IT'S NOT REALLY KANT'S JOB TO DO ANY OF THE THINGS.

IT IS CANS, JOB TO COLLABORATE FOR THOSE WHO DO THE WORK.

I FELT LIKE A WORD SALAD.

AM I MAKING ANY SENSE? SIMONE? THANK, THANK YOU ALL HAVE THOUGHTS.

WELL, WHAT COMES TO MIND? YOU KNOW, I'M JUST LOOKING THROUGH THIS LIST, YOU AND, UM, YEAH, I MEAN, COVID HAS CHANGED OUR LIVES AND WE KNOW YOU'RE NOT GETTING BACK TO WHAT A NORMAL IS, UM, IN 2021.

SO IT'S ALSO, THIS IS GOING ON INTO 2022.

AND WHEN I THINK OF OH, OF MENTAL HEALTH AND HOW WE ARE, UM, YOU KNOW, I I'M AT THIS COMPUTER ALL DAY LONG UNTIL UNLESS I PUT MYSELF ON STOP VIDEO AND RUN TO THE DOOR AND COME BACK WITH SOMETHING IT'S LIKE, HOW ARE WE, YOU KNOW, TAKING CARE OF OURSELVES, THAT MENTAL HEALTH PIECE IS, YOU KNOW, I FEEL AS THOUGH THAT IT'S LIKE, IT HAS BECOME LIKE A BIG PRIORITY IN US, MAKING SURE WE SPREAD THAT MESSAGE OF, UM, OF CARE OF SELF CARE AND, AND ALSO FOR ORGANIZATIONS TO, TO ENSURE THAT THEY TAKEN CARE OF THEIR PEOPLE.

AND JUST THAT, THAT WHOLE, YOU KNOW, I THINK WE JUST HAVE TO HAVE THAT SHIFT ABOUT, UM, THIS MENTAL HEALTH AND MENTAL WELLNESS AND, AND THEN, YOU KNOW, THAT OTHER ISSUE TOO.

UM, I NOTICED THAT HE'S DOING A LOT WITH THE RENTAL, BUT THIS IS SOME, YOU KNOW, THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF THIS IS GREAT.

AND HE NOT, I FEEL AS THOUGH IT'S ALL INTERCONNECTED, RIGHT.

THAT YOU CAN'T HAVE ONE WITHOUT THE OTHER, BECAUSE IF ONE IS IMPACTING YOU, UH, YOU KNOW, UM, SO YEAH, SO, SO MENTAL HEALTH, THE ECONOMIC IMPACT, THEY, THEY, UM, YOU KNOW, IN REGARD TO THE CRISIS WITH THE EVICTION SITUATION, YOU KNOW, THE, THESE ARE SOME REAL THINGS THAT OUR COMMUNITY IS DEALING WITH.

AND, AND AGAIN, YOU KNOW, USING ALL POWER CAN BE CONVENING USING OUR POWER OF INFLUENCING AND, UM, AND, AND MAKING SURE THE DECISION MAKERS CAN ASSIST WITH THIS.

I THINK THAT THIS IS, YOU KNOW, I ALREADY SAW IT.

I THINK IT'S A GREAT OPPORTUNITY ALSO TO BRING A LOT OF THIS TO LIGHT, BUT IF SOMEBODY IS NOT GOING TO BE TO THE RIGHT, IT'S NOT GOING TO BE TO THIS, IT'S NOT GOING TO BE, IS IT HISTORICALLY HAS BEEN IN THE FALL? WELL, WE MIGHT, BUT I THINK, YEAH, I DON'T KNOW THAT I DON'T KNOW WHEN THE SUMMIT IS, BUT IF, IF WE WANTED THE SUMMIT TO BE THE PRIORITY, THEN YOU COULD BACKDATE PRE

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SUMMIT WORK.

RIGHT.

YOU COULD DO PRE SUMMIT CONVENING.

YOU COULD DO STUFF WITH THAT AS LIKE THE, THE ORGANIZING TOOL, BUT IT MIGHT, IT PART MAYBE PART OF WHAT THAT DOES IS IT HELPS US DO MORE REGIONAL STUFF THROUGHOUT ALL OF 20, 21.

MAYBE I, YOU KNOW, THIS IS ALL BRAINSTORMING RIGHT NOW.

YEAH, YEAH.

UM, I'M, I'M, YOU CAN, I'M NEW TO, UH, ASIAN TIMBER AS WELL.

SO I'M LOOKING THROUGH, UH, THINGS MAYBE WITHOUT A CONTEXT.

ALL RIGHT.

SO WE'RE ROLE ONBOARDING ME.

AND THAT WAS MY QUESTION AS WELL.

I WAS LIKE, WHAT IS THE, YOU KNOW, WHAT IS THE POWER OF A CAN IS LIKE, IT, IT, WE COME UP WITH RECOMMENDATIONS AND THEN COUNCIL WERE TO CONSIDER IT AND VOTE FOR IT.

OR WE ARE JUST A PURE ADVISORY IF WE'RE ADVISORY, UH, WHAT'S OUR SPECIALTY AND WHAT, WHAT DO I DO? RIGHT.

SO LIKE, I WAS CONFUSED ABOUT THAT.

AND SO WHAT NEXT HAD REALLY ECHOED TO ME, LIKE, IF, IF WE, UH, WE UNDERSTAND WHAT THE POSITION WE CAN COME IN IN EACH OF THESE INITIATIVE, UH, THEN, UH, TACTICAL, I AGREE WITH NICK, UH, TACTICAL, UM, SOLUTIONS SET TECHNICAL SUPPORTS PROBABLY, UM, WILL SERVE THE BEST, UH, IF, UH, YOU KNOW, COUNCIL MEMBER FLANIGAN, IT'S THINKING OF THE CONVENING POWER, RIGHT? SO IF WE'RE THINKING ABOUT, ON A HUGE TOPIC OF THE, UH, PARTIES WHO ARE PROBABLY ALREADY KIND OF CONNECTED, BUT THEY ALL NEED CERTAIN CRITICAL TACTICAL THING.

AND MAYBE THAT'S THE THING THAT WE CAN, UH, PROVIDE, FOR EXAMPLE, FOR, UH, ASIAN BUSINESS COMMUNITY, IF WE'RE USING THEM AS A CASE STUDY, WE, WE STRUGGLE WITH, UH, TO FIND THE DATA FOR DISCO DESEGREGATED DATA WHEN THEY IN THE ASIAN COMMUNITY.

RIGHT? SO WHEN WE AVERAGE ASIAN OUT ASIANS ARE THE MOST DIVERSE COMMUNITY.

SO IF YOU ARE LOOKING AT AVERAGE ASIAN INCOME AND THAT SKEWS THE WHOLE SPECTRUM, BECAUSE, BECAUSE OF THE DIVERSITY.

SO CAN WE DO A REGIONAL RESEARCH, UM, TO PROVIDE SOME DESEGREGATED DATA, UH, IS THIS WHERE THEY CAN SEE CAPABILITY, UH, SO THAT THIS DATA CAN BE USED FOR ITEM TWO AND BE USED FOR ITEM FIVE? UH, YOU KNOW, SO THAT'S ONE, THAT'S ONE THOUGHT, WHAT IS THAT TACTICAL SUPPORT THAT CAN, CAN REALLY PROVIDE IN THAT SHORT TIME SHORT TERM IN WITHIN 12, 12 MONTHS, AND THEN FLU SEASON, UH, THE FLU SHOTS.

IF WE HAVE THIS VERY SPECIFIC GOAL, WE WANT TO MOBILIZE AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE TO TAKE THE FLU SHOTS.

THEN WE CAN COME UP WITH A CAMPAIGN.

WE CAN CONVENE DIFFERENT PARTY TO HAVE TO SPREAD THIS SPECIFIC CAMPAIGN.

SO I THINK THOSE ARE THE, MY, UH, ROUGH IDEA, UH, NOT A SPECIFIC SOLUTION, BUT I, I AGREE WITH EVERYONE, UH, ESPECIALLY, UH, COUNCIL MEMBER, NEG TO KEEP IT INTO, UH, UH, TACTICAL, UH, THE ACTIONABLE ITEMS THAT, UH, THAT'S SUPPORTING ALL OF THOSE CAUSES.

DAVID, DAVID, SORRY.

I KEEP SAYING DAVID, I THINK, I GUESS WHAT, UM, THIS CONVERSATION IS RINGING TRUE FOR ME, I THINK, UM, HAVING BEEN ASSOCIATED WITH CANON AND BENEFITING FROM THE DASHBOARD MANY YEARS, I THINK THAT'S BEEN A HIGH VALUE.

THE THING I'M STRUGGLING WITH RIGHT NOW IS THAT THE ROLE OF CONVENER IS ONLY AS POWERFUL AS THE PURPOSE FOR WHICH YOU'RE CONVENING.

AND THAT IS THE PART THAT'S NOT CLEAR.

AND SO I THINK PICKING SOMETHING AND I'M SORT OF ECHOING WHAT I THINK I HEARD FROM BEG THAT IS TIMELY AND IMMEDIATE.

AND I THINK WE COULD GET AN INDICATION OF THAT FROM TWO, ONE, ONE THAT MIGHT BE SORT OF AN OBJECTIVE SOURCE OF DATA HERE, WHAT PEOPLE ARE CALLING IN FROM AND DRIVING.

JUST SOMETHING BASED ON THAT.

CAUSE THAT MAY BE ONE OF THE MORE CURRENT SORT OF THE GROUND, UM, LEVEL FRONTLINE INFORMATION WE CAN ACT ON AND COMING UP WITH A VERY MEASURABLE

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ACTION LIKE IMMUNIZATION OR MOBILIZING FOR FOOD SECURITY, I WOULD GUESS THOSE TWO ARE PRETTY HIGH ON THE LIST AND SEEING WHAT WE CAN DO AS A CAN TEAM TO EFFECT CHANGE ON THAT WOULD BE A VERY INTERESTING EXERCISE, JUST SOMETHING THAT IS IMMEDIATE.

AND I CLEARLY IDENTIFIABLE THROUGH EVIDENCE AS A NEED.

DAVID, DO YOU HAVE ANY THOUGHTS? COMMENT IS, UM, FUNK BUNK, THANK YOU FOR JUMPING RIGHT IN.

AND I APPRECIATE THE FRESH EYES, UH, THAT YOU'RE, YOU'RE, UH, UH, COMING IN, AS YOU MENTIONED, UH, YOUR ONBOARDING.

THANK YOU.

UM, I DON'T HAVE AN ANSWER, BUT YOU KNOW, I'M THINKING A LOT ABOUT CHILDREN, YOU KNOW, JUST, UH, NOT JUST CHILD DEVELOPMENT, BUT THE FAMILY-BASED ISSUES AROUND CHILDCARE AND HOW THAT BECAME THE NUMBER ONE ISSUE ON THE CHAMBER'S RETURNED TO WORK AND JUST WHAT A HUGE IMPACT, UM, I'M CONCERNED ABOUT, UM, YOU KNOW, ADOLESCENTS WHERE YOUR WARM UP A LOT OF IDENTITY AND ESPECIALLY, UM, YOU KNOW, IN OUR MINORITY COMMUNITIES WHERE SPORTS AFTERSCHOOL CLUBS, UM, SCHOOL ENGAGEMENT, UM, IS GETTING CAUGHT IN ANOTHER WAVE IN THE PANDEMIC.

AND THEN OF COURSE, YOU KNOW, WITHIN THE WORK THAT I'M DOING, UH, CHILDREN'S MENTAL HEALTH, THEN ANOTHER THING I'M THINKING ABOUT, AND I'M TRYING TO CROSS WALK IT OR FIND IT, AND YOU BROUGHT IT UP EARLIER, BUT IN HEALTHCARE, AND THIS IS I'M GOING TO, I'M GOING TO A CHANNEL, THE MED SCHOOL FOR A MINUTE.

I'VE BEEN HANGING OUT THERE TOO MUCH, PROBABLY, BUT THIS IDEA OF OFTEN WHEN WE SAY HEALTH CARE, WE THINK MEDICAL CARE HOW'S OUR HEALTH AS THE DOCTOR WOULD, UM, ASSESS OUR HEALTH CONDITIONS.

AND A LOT OF THE MOVEMENT AND CHANGE HAS BEEN TO THINK ABOUT POPULATION HEALTH IN THAT REGARD, SOCIAL DRIVERS OF HEALTH, LIKE HOUSING, FOOD, TRANSPORTATION BECOME PART OF THE OVERALL WELLNESS IN THE COMMUNITY.

SO I'VE BEEN THINKING A LOT ABOUT GROUPS LIKE MEALS ON WHEELS AND MORE THAT IF ANYONE WOULD HAVE ASKED ME WHAT'S THEIR IDENTITY, YOU KNOW, THREE YEARS AGO, I WOULD HAVE SAID THEY'RE A SOCIAL SERVICE AGENCY, UH, WITH SOME PRIMARY, YOU KNOW, DELIVERY OF FOOD AND NUTRITION, THEY'RE RE-IMAGINING THEMSELVES RIGHT NOW IN TERMS OF THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS INTO HEALTH CARE.

AND ALL OF A SUDDEN, UM, WHERE THERE'S BEEN THIS HUGE SPLIT BETWEEN WHO'S A HEALTHCARE PROVIDER AND WHO'S A SOCIAL SERVICE, HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES NOW HAS BEEN BRIDGED.

AND THEY'RE IN A POSITION WHERE THEY MAY BE ABLE TO START BILLING, MANAGED CARE COMPANIES FOR IMPROVING THE PERSON'S OVERALL WELLNESS AND UTILIZING LESS HOSPITALIZATION AND DOCTOR MEDICAL CARE.

SO IN THAT REGARD, I'M WONDERING IF THERE ISN'T SOME FACTOR AROUND WAYS THAT THE NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS ARE CONTRIBUTING TO POPULATION HEALTH, WHERE IN THE PAST THERE WAS THIS HUGE WALL BETWEEN WHO WAS HEALTHCARE AND WHO WAS SOCIAL SERVICES.

UM, ONE OF THE THINGS TOO, AND THIS ISN'T EXACTLY FOR CAN, BUT I'M THINKING A LOT ABOUT IT IS JUST THE HUGE AMOUNT OF DOLLARS.

I MEAN, JUST THE WEALTH THAT'S IN HEALTH AND MEDICAL CARE RIGHT NOW.

SO WHETHER THAT BE BIG PHARMA, HOSPITALS, MCO, AND THIS IS A NEGATIVE, IT JUST SIMPLY AS A GROUP LIKE, UM, I WON'T NAME NAMES, THERE'S A HAAS, THERE'S A NONPROFIT HOSPITAL IN TOWN THAT WE ALL WOULD KNOW, AND THEIR ANNUAL BUDGETS, THE SAME AS TRAVIS COUNTY, EVERYTHING THAT TRAVIS COUNTY DOES, ROADS, JAIL, SHERIFF COURTS.

AND SO I THINK PART OF THE, UH, FUTURE AND KIND OF REDISTRIBUTION OF WHAT WE'RE STRIVING FOR IN THE COMMUNITY, WE'LL HAVE QUITE A BIT TO DO WITH, UM, POPULATION HEALTH, SOCIAL DRIVERS OF HEALTH.

AND SO THE FOUNDATIONS, UH, PISKEL HEALTH FOUNDATION, MICHAEL AND SUSAN, DELL ST.

DAVID'S, THEY'RE REALLY TRYING TO MAKE GRANTS IN BRIDGE AND INNOVATION TOWARD, UM, WHAT ROLE A LOT OF SOCIAL SERVICES PLAYED.

AND THEN THE LAST THING I'LL SAY IS IN TERMS OF MENTAL HEALTH, UM, TALKING ABOUT, UM, BRAIN HEALTH OR MENTAL WELLNESS IN THAT REGARD,

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EXERCISE, NUTRITION, SLEEP CONTRIBUTE A GREAT DEAL TO OUR OVERALL SENSE OF WELLBEING.

SO I'LL JUST END BY SAYING THAT IN THE PANDEMIC, AND THEN WORKING A LITTLE BIT WITH THE AUSTIN CHAMBER, LOOKING AT EMPLOYEES, UH, WHAT KIND OF TOOLS OR SUPPORT HABITS ACTIVITIES CAN HELP IN, UH, WHAT ARE, AS ALREADY MENTIONED WITH ISOLATION, LONELINESS, STRESS, ANXIETY, SLEEPLESSNESS THAT, UH, FOLKS PRESENTLY HAVE.

SO NOW I'M RAMBLING, BUT I'M, YOU KNOW, WHAT I'M TRYING TO THINK ABOUT IN TERMS OF THE COMMUNITY IS JUST THE PRECIOUS MOMENTS OF TRIAL DEVELOPMENT AND THE, IN THAT ALSO, UM, SHIFTING OR TURNING UPSIDE DOWN, UH, HOW WE, HOW WE'RE DEFINING MEDICAL CARE VERSUS OUR OVERALL WELLNESS, BIG TOPICS.

I'M SORRY, BUT AS YOU KNOW, UM, I PROBABLY WOULDN'T HAVE TALKED UNTIL YOU CALLED ME OUT AND, UM, THOSE ARE THE THINGS I'M THINKING ABOUT.

OH MAN, THOSE ARE HUGE.

CAN I, CAN I JUST ASK A PROCESS CHECK REAL QUICK? HOW MUCH TIME DO WE HAVE LEFT? WELL, ACCORDING TO THE AGENDA, WE'VE GOT ANOTHER 20 MINUTES.

OKAY.

SO LET ME OFFER THIS THOUGHT THAT THIS IS I'M TRYING TO SYNTHESIZE WHAT EVERYBODY HAS SAID AND MIGS COMMENTS ABOUT SHORT TERM LONGTERM STRUCK WITH STRUCK ME, BUT ALSO WHAT FOLKS HAVE SAID ABOUT PARTICULAR AREAS, WHERE THERE ARE TACTICAL NEEDS AND CAN WE RESPOND? UM, YOU KNOW, UH, RAUL HAS DONE SOMETHING CALLED PROFILES AND COLLABORATION, AND IT'S AN AFTER THE FACT LOOK BACK AT HOW CAN MEMBER ORGANIZATIONS AND OTHERS COLLABORATING TO SOLVE A PROBLEM.

AND THERE'S SOME DIAGRAMMING AND DESCRIPTION OF THE PROBLEM AND WHAT THEY DID AND WHAT THEY LEARNED ABOUT HOW TO COLLABORATE BETTER.

AND IF YOU THINK OF THE COVID CRISIS AS A CENTRAL ORGANIZING THEME, YOU COULD LOOK AT THAT THIS YEAR AS A PROFILE IN COLLABORATION AND IN THE SHORT TERM, DO SOME ANALYSIS AROUND HOW WELL DID WE DO NOT, NOT TO POINT FINGERS, BUT TO SAY, WHAT WERE WE PREPARED FOR? WHAT WERE OUR ASSETS, HOW WERE WE ALREADY COLLABORATING IN A GOOD WAY, BUT WHERE DID WE FALL SHORT? WHAT WERE THE GAPS? WHAT ARE THE BIG OVERARCHING THINGS THAT WE DIDN'T DO THAT WE, HOW COULD WE NOT THINK ABOUT THE IMMUNIZATIONS IN THE MIDDLE OF A PANDEMIC, WHATEVER THOSE THINGS ARE, AND KIND OF BUILD A PROFILE, A SHORT TERM PROFILE OF HOW WE DID, WHICH WILL HIGHLIGHT SOME THINGS THAT MAYBE WE CAN DO IN THE SHORT TERM, TACTICALLY TO HELP, BUT THEN THAT MORPHS INTO THE LONGER TERM SUMMIT PROCESS WHERE WE SAY GOING FORWARD, HOW DO WE ADDRESS THOSE GAPS? HOW DO WE BUILD ALL THOSE ASSETS? SO WE HAVE A STRONG, COLLABORATIVE, COLLECTIVE IMPACT MODEL GOING FORWARD, BOTH TO DEAL WITH THE ONGOING COVID ISSUES, CAUSE THEY'RE NOT GOING AWAY.

UM, BUT ALSO TO PREPARE FOR THE NEXT COVID OR THE NEXT CRISIS WHERE COLLABORATION IS GOING TO BE KEY.

SO I'M KIND OF OFFERING A WAY IN HERE TO THINK ABOUT, AND YOU JUST LOOK AT ALL THE BIG ISSUES.

YOU DON'T PICK A NATION AND YOU SAY OF THE MAJOR FIVE OR SIX OR EIGHT ISSUES THAT WE'VE DISCUSSED, INCLUDING FUNDING ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF NONPROFITS, CHILDCARE, IMMUNIZATIONS, WHATEVER THOSE BIG THINGS ARE.

UM, HOW DID WE AS A COMMUNITY GENERALLY DO WHAT WERE OUR GAPS, WHAT WERE ASSETS, UH, AND THEN THAT BECOMES A BASIS FOR A LONGTERM PLAN FOR THAT UP.

ALL RIGHT.

I THINK YOU'VE DONE A GREAT JOB OF LISTING SOME OF THOSE BIG TOPICS WHERE WE HAVE LEARNINGS THAT WE COULD, WE COULD GAIN DURING, FROM, FROM WHAT WE'VE ALL BEEN GOING THROUGH AND CONTINUE TO GO THROUGH.

ONE THAT I WOULD ADD TO THAT LIST IS, UH, ROUTINE MEDICAL SCREENINGS.

UM, WE'RE EXPECTING TO LOSE JUST FROM SCREENINGS THAT HAVE BEEN ABOUT, UM, BETWEEN 65 AND 80%, DEPENDING ON WHO YOU ASK 65 AND 80%, MAYBE UP TO 95% OF CANCER SCREENINGS HAVE BEEN FOR GONE SINCE APRIL.

AND SO WE'RE EXPECTING TO LOSE 5,000 TO 10,000 LIVES OVER THE NEXT 10 YEARS, JUST FROM BREAST AND COLON CANCER TO VERY SCREENABLE CANCERS, JUST FROM JUST BECAUSE THE CANCER

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PEOPLE HAVE POSTPONED THEIR SCREENINGS.

AND, AND THEREFORE THAT, THAT WILL BE THE LOSS OF LIFE.

I'M NOT TALKING ABOUT THE LOSS OF PRODUCTIVITY AND NOT TALKING ABOUT THE PAIN AND SUFFERING, NOT TALKING ABOUT ANY OF THE OTHER THINGS, JUST, JUST STRAIGHT, YOU KNOW, MORTALITY.

AND, UM, I THINK THAT WOULD BE IF, IF WE WENT THAT ROUTE, I THINK THERE'S A LOT OF INTERESTING LEARNING WE COULD DO FROM WHAT WE DID DID WELL AND DID NOT DO WELL DURING THE PANDEMIC.

BUT IF WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD AGAIN, I THINK THERE'S A TACTICAL COMPONENT OF GETTING PEOPLE, YOU KNOW, IF YOU'RE FEELING GOOD, GET OUT AND GET THOSE SCREENINGS BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, THAT'S, THOSE GUIDELINES EXIST FOR A REASON, BUT ALSO ON AN ONGOING BASIS WHERE WE TO BE IN A SITUATION LIKE THIS AGAIN, HOW CAN WE SEGMENT MEDICAL CARES OR BOTH LIKE AT MY KIDS PEDIATRICIAN'S OFFICE, THERE'S LIKE, THERE'S THE SICK AREA AND THERE'S THE WELL AREA.

AND I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO ARE ADULTS AND WANT TO GO IN FOR ROUTINE PROCEDURES BECAUSE THEY DIDN'T FEEL THAT THERE WAS THAT KIND OF SEGMENTATION.

MAYBE THAT'S WHAT WE NEED ANYWAY.

NOW I'M RAMBLING.

SORRY, BUT I THINK IT'S ANOTHER PIECE OF, OF ROUTINE MEDICAL CARE COMPARED TO EMERGENT MEDICAL CARE, WHICH WAS, WAS HANDLED IN A WAY THAT GAVE PEOPLE A LOT OF ANXIETY THAT CAUSED THEM TO PUT OFF ROUTINE.

I MEAN, THERE'S A, THERE'S A, UH, UH, UH, A VERY CLEAR COMFORT LEVEL AROUND DOING DATA ANALYSIS AND DASHBOARDING, OBVIOUSLY, BECAUSE THAT HAS BEEN THIS ORGANIZATION'S PRIMARY PRODUCT, AND ONE MIGHT ARGUE ITS CORE COMPETENCY.

I HAVE BEEN STRUGGLING IN, IN MY TWO YEARS NOW, VICE CHAIR CHAIR.

AND THEN OF COURSE WE'LL HAVE NEXT YEAR ABOUT HOW MANY OF OUR CONSTITUENT ORGANIZATIONS,