California Consulting is pleased to welcome Cecily Harris as a Project Manager. Cecily will oversee and manage various client accounts. Ms. Harris has over 35 years’ experience and has worked for numerous nonprofit organizations and municipalities as staff , consultant, or volunteer. Her niche has always been on the business side – fund development, government relations, marketing communications, program development and implementation, community engagement, and education. Her passion is grantsmanship – the research, writing, and managing of foundation and government grants. Working in California between 1983 and 2018, Cecily served on numerous nonprofit organization Boards of Directors, was appointed to several city, regional and State of California committees and commissions, and recently held two elected positions. She served for ten years as a Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Board Member and Chair of the San Mateo County Democratic Party. Other recent community service placements included Board Member on the San Francisco Bay Trail Project, Advisory Board Member on the San Francisco Bay Area Water Trail and Commissioner on the State Boating and Waterways Commission. Since moving to Minnesota in October 2018, she now serves on the Metropolitan Council Parks and Open Space Commission, Park and Trails Legacy Advisory Committee as well as serving on the Boards of ArtReach St. Croix, Gateway Browns Creek Trail Association, and North Woods and Waters of the St Croix Heritage Area. In addition, she serves as Director of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party Senate District 39, Congressional District 6, Environmental Caucus, and a Member of the Party Affairs and Coordinated Campaign Committee. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Renewable Natural Resources, Wildlife Sciences from the University of Arizona and a Masters of Business Administration, Marketing from Golden Gate University.