Green Festival Speakers

Grayson James

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Grayson James is the executive director of Petaluma Bounty, a community based organization growing a more sustainable Petaluma food system with healthy food for everyone.Former CEO of Independent Learning Schools (a sixcampus private school system in the San Francisco Bay area), Grayson served as first executive director and board member of Committee On The Shelterless (COTS) in the early 1990s, and cofounded REVORP, a victimoffender reconciliation program of Sonoma County's alternative dispute resolution program, RECOURSE.Over much of the past twenty years he has worked as a management consultant specializing in executive collaboration and performance improvement with management teams and boards of directors throughout the United States., Latin America, and in Europe. During this time he has also taught mediation and facilitation skills, and served as a courtappointed mediator and settlement referee.Cofounder of Resource Performance Partners, since 2000 Grayson has worked with organizations to improve their sustainability performance. Local clients include City of Petaluma, Clover Stornetta Farms, Petaluma Poultry, and the State of California's Sonoma Developmental Center. He served on the steering team for Santa Rosa's green building program and formed the City of Petaluma's Build It Green program and Green Team in 2006.Grayson James is the executive director of Petaluma Bounty, a community based organization growing a more sustainable Petaluma food system with healthy food for everyone. Former CEO of Independent Learning Schools (a sixcampus private school system in the San Francisco Bay area), Grayson served as first executive director and board member of Committee On The Shelterless (COTS) in the early 1990s, and cofounded REVORP, a victimoffender reconciliation program of Sonoma County's alternative dispute resolution program, RECOURSE. Over much of the past twenty years he has worked as a management consultant specializing in executive collaboration and performance improvement with management teams and boards of directors throughout the United States., Latin America, and in Europe. During this time he has also taught mediation and facilitation skills, and served as a courtappointed mediator and settlement referee.Cofounder of Resource Performance Partners, since 2000 Grayson has worked with organizations to improve their sustainability performance. Local clients include City of Petaluma, Clover Stornetta Farms, Petaluma Poultry, and the State of California's Sonoma Developmental Center. He served on the steering team for Santa Rosa's green building program and formed the City of Petaluma's Build It Green program and Green Team in 2006.