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Our 13 Issue Areas of Focus

We seek transformative change across thirteen issue areas, working with partners across California

Advanced technology and basic research

Arts, culture, and entertainment

Education

Economic mobility, inequality, and workforce

Energy, environment, and natural resources

Federalism and foreign policy

Fiscal reform

Governance, media, and civil society

Health and wellness

Housing and community development

Immigrant integration

Public safety and criminal justice reform

Transportation and urban planning

We are guided by our commitment to

Innovation
Resilience
Inclusion
Sustainability
Equity

California 100 Commission

The California 100 Commission draws on an extraordinary group of leaders who reflect diversity by region and industry, and the perspectives of communities who have been historically marginalized or excluded. Many of the commissioners will be next generation leaders, providing opportunities for intergenerational learning and mentoring. The Commission will help advance our vision and strategy for California’s next century by providing strategic feedback and hosting listening sessions across the state. Members will be announced in Fall 2021.

Staff & Leadership

Allison Berke, Ph.D
Director of Advanced Technology
Amy E. Lerman, Ph.D
Director of Innovation
Ava Calanog, M.P.P.
Assistant Director of Research and Engagement
Jean Cheng, M.F.A.
Deputy Director
Jesse Melgar, M.P.P.
Director of Engagement
Henry E. Brady, Ph.D.
Director of Research
Karthick Ramakrishnan, Ph.D.
Executive Director
California 100

Advisory Council

The California 100 Advisory Council is comprised of leaders and innovators committed to building a more equitable and inclusive future for all Californians. Advisors will bring their statewide expertise and perspective, as well as relevant experiences at the local, regional, national, and international levels to the California 100 Initiative. The Advisory Council will provide the executive team with targeted reviews and insights, as well as connections to aligned efforts across the state. Advisory Council members will be announced in Fall 2021.