Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Advisory Committee (IDEAC)

“The Town of Bedford affirms that promoting inclusion, diversity and equity creates a more fair and just society, improves mental health, reaps economic benefits, sparks innovation, inspires community engagement, strengthens social cohesion, and upholds human dignity…”

 

LINKS

To learn about the purpose and mission of IDEAC, read the Resolution adopted by the Bedford Town Board on
July 28, 2020.

 

Winter 2020:
The Town Board wishes to thank the many IDEAC applicants. There was an overwhelming response, and selecting the initial members was a difficult task. We encourage interested stakeholders to attend meetings, and to share your thoughts and suggestions with the Committee Chair or the Town Board Liaison. 

Committee Members

Chairperson
Haywood Berman
(he/him) haywoodbermanideac@gmail.com

Jill Becker (she/her)
Mary Herrnstadt (she/her)
Rebecka Levitt (she/her)
Rev. Kymberly McNair (she/her)
Desiree Sanchez Meineck (she/her)
Elizabeth H. Jelliffe Messinger (she/her)
Emily Politi (she/her)
Claudia Pou (she/her)

Brian Sisco  (he/him)
Kellie Terese Walker (she/her)

Youth Members:

Nina Little (she/her)
Sara Casanova Pascoa (she/her)

Associate Members:
Sharbari Kamat (she/her)
Namasha Schelling (she/her)
Olivia Van Essen (she/her)
Mindy Yanish

Town Board Liaison
Bobbi M. Bittker
(she/her) bbittker@bedfordny.gov

LINKS

To learn about the purpose and mission of IDEAC, read the Resolution
adopted by the Bedford Town Board on July 28, 2020.

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