Saundra Brown Armstrong training to become Oakland's first African American policewoman. She went on to become a Senior Judge in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California and still presides over cases in the Oakland Federal Courthouse. (1970) Original 16mm, shot by Ch.4 KRON-TV can be viewed here (link: http://diva.sfsu.edu/collections/sfbatv/bundles/227950) Original KRON-TV reporter Valerie Dickerson interviewed Judge Armstrong about her pioneering career in 2016, reuniting them on-camera after 46 years (link https://diva.sfsu.edu/collections/sfbatv/bundles/230799) Courtesy: Bay Area TV Archive (link:https://diva.sfsu.edu/collections/sfbatv )

Task Forces + Working Groups

Task Forces and Working Groups are ad hoc Committees established to work on a specific task or project for a defined period of time.

Task Force

A Task Force is an ad hoc Committee of the Board.  Task Forces are established to work on a defined task or activity with a stated term of 12 months (with extension possible).  Based on the activity or tasks, a Task Force may be extended by a vote of the Board.  A Task Force may have multiple projects, tasks or activities.

Task Forces

Working Groups

A Working Group is an ad hoc Committee of the Membership where a collection of members come together to achieve a single, stated objective or project.  A working group might involve members from different committees or individual members collaborating on a project.  Unlike a Task Force, a Working Group is formed by individual members or committees and does not need a vote of the Board to be established, but does notify the Board of its charge/mission and the intended term (e.g. one year, six months, etc).