Habitat Technical Advisory Committee
The Habitat Technical Advisory Committee (HTAC) makes recommendations to the SJCOG, Inc. Board, which is the same body as the SJCOG Board of Directors, on issues regarding the San Joaquin County Multi-Species Habitat Conservation and Open Space Plan (SJMSCP). The HTAC is responsible for verifying that the SJMSCP is being implemented correctly and for solving any issues that arise during implementation.
HTAC meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 9:30 a.m. via Zoom due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. These meetings are open to the public and there is an opportunity on every agenda for the public to offer comments.
Meeting agendas can be found in our agenda center. Prior year's agendas can be viewed in our archive center. Interested parties may subscribe to email notifications to receive updates regarding posted agendas or meeting cancellations.
The HTAC is comprised of 15 stakeholders in the SJMSCP, including representatives from: United States Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, San Joaquin County, the Cities of Escalon, Lathrop, Lodi, Manteca, Ripon, Stockton, and Tracy, Building Industries Association, Agricultural Commission, UC Cooperative Extension, Conservation Community, and the Agricultural Community. Current members include:
- Domonique Romo, City of Escalon
- James Jones, EMBUD
- John Beckman, Building Industry Association (BIA)
- John Della Monica, City of Lodi
- Vacant, Agriculture
- Matthew Nelson, US Fish and Wildlife
- Zachary Kearns, CA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife (Region 2)
- Andrea Boertien, CA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife (Region 3)
- Michelle Leinfelder-Miles, UCCE
- Alisa Goulart, San Joaquin County
- Dan Gifford, Conservation
- Gabe Chan, SJC Ag Commission
- Kimberly Matlock, City of Tracy
- J.D. Hightower, City of Manteca
- Rick Caguiat, City of Lathrop
- Matt Diaz, City of Stockton
- Ken Zuidervaart, City of Ripon