January 8, 2021 (9:45 am)

OCFEC Board Community Affairs Committee Workshop – January 20, 2021


Board Community Affairs Committee Workshop
4:00 p.m.
Administration Building / Via Zoom

As permitted by Executive Order N-25-20 (issued by Governor Newsom on March 12, 2020), the OCFEC will conduct this meeting by video/teleconference via Zoom.

How to view and/or participate in the meeting:
This meeting will be conducted via Zoom. Please note the Zoom meeting will be recorded following the conclusion of the meeting and posted on the ocfair.com website. In order to view and/or participate in the meeting you must use either the Zoom link or the Zoom dial in options below:

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The mission of OCFEC is…
(with results justifying resources expended)

32ND District Agricultural Association
OCFEC Board Community Affairs Committee Workshop
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
4:00 p.m.

Administration Building
OC Fair & Event Center
88 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, California

Directions: From I-405, exit Fairview Rd. heading south, approximately 1.25 miles to Arlington Dr.
Administration Building located near the corner of Fairview Rd. and Arlington Dr.
(Use Gate 4 on Arlington Dr.)

As permitted by Executive Order N-25-20 (issued by Governor Newsom on March 12, 2020), the OCFEC will conduct this meeting by video/teleconference via Zoom. (Link above)

Please note, if you wish to attend the meeting in person, social distancing protocols will be in place.

OC Fair & Event Center offers free use of WiFi during public Board meetings. The WiFi password will be provided at the meeting.

Committee Members
Nick Kovacevich, Chair
Robert Ruiz, Member

Michele Richards
Chief Executive Officer, OCFEC

32nd DAA Counsel
Josh Caplan
Office of the California Attorney General

Please take notice that this public meeting of the 32nd District Agricultural Association, a California state institution, is being recorded using video recording equipment. Please also take notice that the 32nd District Agricultural Association will release video recordings of its public meetings where required under California law.

Those persons wishing to attend the meeting and who may require special accommodations pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act are requested to contact the office of the 32nd District Agricultural Association (714) 708-1500, at least five working days prior to the meeting to insure the proper arrangements can be made.

At the discretion of the Board of Directors, all items appearing on this Agenda, whether or not expressly listed for action, may be deliberated and may be subject to action by the Board of Directors. The Board may convene to closed session pursuant to Government Code section 11126, subdivisions (a) and (e) to consider personnel evaluation and/or possible litigation. Items may not necessarily be taken up in the order shown on this Agenda. This agenda, and all notices required by the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act are available on the Internet at: www.ocfair.com


All matters noticed on this agenda, in any category, may be considered for action as listed. Any item not so noticed may not be considered. Items listed on this Agenda may be considered in any order, at the discretion of the chairperson.

Celebration of Orange County’s Communities, Interests, Agriculture and Heritage (with results justifying resources expended).


4. ROLL CALL (Policy 4.5.2.B)

5. MATTERS OF PUBLIC COMMENT – Speakers are requested to sign in prior to the start of the meeting and are limited to three minutes. Public comment is allowed on issues NOT on the current Agenda. However, no debate by the Board shall be permitted on such public comments, and no action will be taken on such public comment items at this time, as law requires formal public notice prior to any action on a docket item.

This will be an open and interactive workshop where members of the public can ask questions and provide input to the Committee.

  1. Open Discussion with the Community Affairs Committee Regarding Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Community Engagement at OCFEC
    Information Item
  1. Adjournment

Respectfully submitted,
Michele A. Richards
Chief Executive Officer, OCFEC          Date of notice: 2:00 p.m. January 8, 2021