October Good Morning Truckee to focus on diversity, equity, inclusion

Submitted by the Truckee Chamber

TRUCKEE, Calif. – The Truckee Chamber of Commerce is delighted to invite the community to the upcoming Good Morning Truckee event scheduled for Tuesday, October 17, 2023. This program promises to be an insightful and thought-provoking experience as we delve into the critical topic of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Truckee and the Tahoe region.

Attendees will hear from Erica Mertens, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Program Manager for the Town of Truckee, on how the Town of Truckee is working to better serve our whole community. We will also hear from Kaela Frank, Academic Year Program Manager from Adventure Risk Challenge on the equitable outdoor recreation opportunities Adventure Risk Challenge creates for our community as well as their own DEI initiatives around hiring, leadership development, and staff training. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are not just buzzwords but essential components of building a thriving and united community. This month Good Morning Truckee aims to shed light on the challenges we face as a community and the strategies we can employ to move the needle towards a more equitable Truckee. 

Good Morning Truckee is offered in person and is recorded for viewing at a later date if you are unable to attend in person. The event is held at Truckee Town Hall upstairs in the Council Chamber, at 10183 Truckee Airport Road. Doors open at 7: 45 a.m. and the program starts promptly at 8 a.m. Good Morning Truckee is $10 for Truckee Chamber Members and $12 for future members. 

Good Morning Truckee is a community forum to provide timely, relevant information on various topics. It is open to the public – everyone is invited. Attendees are welcome to give a 1-minute “stump speech” at the end of the program. For more information about Good Morning Truckee visit

These events are very popular and great for meeting other community members. Whether you are new or have lived here for years, hearing from our leaders in the community is an enjoyable way to stay on top of important issues, connect and engage. One of the great things about living in a small community like Truckee is that you can personally know your leaders and work with them to make a difference. 

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