The Cool Davis Initiative is made up of a Core Group and sub-groups which function as working satellites of the Core Group. These sub-groups are engaged in a variety of projects, support functions and planning activities focused on achieving the mission of CDI.
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The CDI Core group sets the mission, goals and purpose of the CDI. It also sets the rules about how all the entities within CDI work together and makes decisions. The Core Group exists to provide continuity, coordination and advice to CDI sub-groups. It is open to individual citizen involvement and representatives of a cross section of community organizations & institutions (Schools, business, City, University…). It meets monthly on the third Thursday of each month, 3:30-5:30pm at the City of Davis conference room on 1818 5th Street, Davis, CA.
CDI’s support groups focus on maintaining the internal strength of CDI and help it to conduct business, communicate, finance its activities, and measure its outcomes. These support groups include:
1. Facilitation & Fun Leadership Group—sets the monthly agendas for the CDI Core meetings, facilitates meetings, connects/communicates with reps from all sub-groups between meetings in order to support and facilitate decision-making. The Group establishes the calendar, agenda, keeps minutes and plans fun activities for CDI Core Group Meetings.
2. Communications Group—develops plans and oversees the communication materials, supports working groups, provides basic CDI content, logos, press releases and media work, newsletter, web site, communication channels including social networking media.
3. Finance and Fundraising Group—provides oversight and planning for all CDI fund development needs as well as the management, accounting and reporting regarding any CDI funding.
4. Measurement Group—is responsible for the development and implementation of a plan and tools for the measurement of outcomes for all CDI objectives. The group identifies and implements the tools for measurement and data collection as well as provide for the analysis of data.
The primary work of CDI takes place in its project groups, which focus on specific projects to fulfill the mission of CDI. Please visit the Project page for more details. for
These sub-groups address CDI projects and objectives that are unique to a specific part of the community such as business, households, and community organizations. Affinity groups may develop project groups or remain a planning and sounding board for projects affecting a particular part of the community.
Partners are organizations that have stated support and agreement with the mission of CDI. They have pledged specific involvement in CDI activities. Find out more on CDI’s current partners
In general, consensus is the preferred way for making decisions. More formal voting may be used for decisions regarding policy, fiscal or governance issues. Decision-making authority for CDI rests with the Core Group. This includes: rule making, policy decisions, adoption amendment or change of basic guidelines, and the mission, objectives of CDI. Only the Core Group may authorize a person to speak on the behalf of CDI.
CDI does not discriminate on the grounds of gender, disability, political or religious affiliation, race, sexual orientation, marital status or age.
CDI will not be involved in endorsing candidates for public office.
On a case by case basis, CDI as a group may take a position on public policies related to the mission of CDI.
Cool Davis Foundation
The Cool Davis Foundation is the fund raising and financial arm of the Cool Davis Initiative. Founded in 2010, organizations and individuals may make tax-deductible donations to the Cool Davis Foundation. The Cool Davis Foundation also provides sponsorship opportunities to businesses and organizations. To receive more information about making a donation or arranging for sponsorship of an event or activity contact Alan Pryor, Treasurer, Cool Davis Foundation ozone21 [at] att.net