Advisory Council

The function of the Advisory Council is to work with the Board of Directors to provide guidance to shape the focus and course of the YGP. This would include, but not be limited to:

  • Solicits, cultivates, and guides projects and program focus of the Yosemite Gateway Partners
  • Develops short range and long range plans for the Yosemite Gateway Partners
  • Ex: goals, objectives, strategies, tactics, resource allocation, timing for implementation, direction

Current Advisory Council Representatives:

Jim Evans

Jim Evans has enjoyed the Yosemite region for the past 60 years.  He began his professional career with Great  Northern Corporation, a non-profit housing and community development organization operating in northeastern California.  He moved to Mariposa in 1990 as the director of the Mariposa County Housing and Community Development Agency.  After a 15 year hiatus as a 4th grade teacher, Jim returned to housing advocacy in 2015.

Jim is currently on the Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County and the Upper Merced River Watershed Council.  He is also the chair of the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors Housing Programs Advisory Committee.

When not causing trouble, Jim can be found fishing, hiking, reading, and napping after playing with his grandchildren.

John DiGrazio

Elisabeth Barton

Michael Gahagan

Miguel Maldonado (Moderator)

Kevin Cann

Marty Bacus

Steve Bacus

Dave Urquhart

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