Advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Meyers Nave Takes On Another Leading Role
Meyers Nave proudly announces that Principal Eric Casher, Chair of the Firm’s Municipal and Special District Law Practice and Diversity Committee, has been appointed to serve on the newly formed Advancing Equity Advisory Committee of the League of California Cities (LOCC). The 25 members of the Committee represent a diverse group of leaders across California who are charged with identifying how cities and towns can recognize and eliminate biases and disparities, heal racial divisions, and build more equitable communities. Currently in his 3rd year serving as the City Attorney for the City of Pinole in Contra Costa County, Eric is the only City Attorney appointed to the Committee that is comprised of mostly elected Mayors, City Councilmembers and City Managers. The League of California Cities is an association of officials who work together to support California’s 482 cities and towns.
Goals of Advancing Equity Advisory Committee
The Committee will work in partnership with the National League of Cities, Race, Equity And Leadership (REAL) group to identify and recommend best practices, tools, and resources designed to:
- Strengthen local leaders’ understanding and knowledge of equity and inclusion challenges.
- Help local leaders reevaluate operations and services through an equity and inclusion lens.
- Support local leaders in taking action to reform systemic racial biases and inequities that exist in institutions and policies, and replace them with systems that are more inclusive, fair and just.
Eric Casher, Principal
“I am honored to have this opportunity to work with a dedicated team of elected officials and leaders from across the State to address these critical issues and develop best practices and policies to create a more equitable and just future for all Californians. Throughout my career, I have had the privilege of working with all types of public entities on equity issues as they play out in different ways, from public contracting, code enforcement, and zoning ordinances, to policy initiatives relating to economic development, affordable housing, and policing. It is exciting to be able to bring my experience to bear and contribute to the important work of this Committee.”
In addition to serving as Chair of Meyers Nave’s Diversity Committee, Eric serves on the Board of numerous organizations that promote diversity, equity and inclusion in the legal profession and local communities. He serves on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the California Minority Counsel Program and recently completed terms as President of California ChangeLawyers and the Charles Houston Bar Association.