Board of Directors
Walter Kieser grew up in Sonoma County and began his career here working on the County’s first General Plan during the 1970s. He has recently relocated to Geyserville to his new home on Geyser Vista Lane. Mr. Kieser is the founder and presently a Senior Principal with Economic & Planning Systems, Inc., an urban economics consulting firm based in Oakland, California. EPS serves clients throughout the Western United States. Over his 45-year career as a land use planner and urban economist he has assisted cities, counties, special districts, non-profit entities, and private businesses with a range of planning, organizational, fiscal and financial, regulatory, and real estate transaction matters. Over the past decade Walter has focused on housing policy and production as a consultant to state, regional, and local agencies.
Steven Sachs is a native Californian. He moved to Geyserville over 7 years ago. Steve has spent over 40 years working with state and local governments as well as nonprofits to develop, implement and manage community development, housing, and economic development programs. Steve has extensive experience in strategic planning, creating public-private partnerships, and building organizational capacity. Steve is strongly committed to enhancing citizen participation in all aspects of the government