Professional Affiliations

  • California State Bar Association, Environmental Law Section, Member.
  • Sacramento County Bar Association, Environmental Law Section, Member.
  • Women Lawyers of Sacramento, Member, 1982-Present.

Community Affiliations

  • Sacramento Food Bank Services, Finance Committee, 1989-Present.  The Sacramento Food Bank Services provides not only food and shelter, but reading services to Sacramento’s underprivileged. In addition to raising funds for the maintenance and operation of the Food Bank, Tina handles, on a pro-bono basis, most of the Food Bank’s land use and advocacy work for the establishment of its housing program and reading center. Finally, Tina worked at the Food Bank for three years distributing food on a weekly basis.
  • The John Burton Foundation for Children without Homes, Member of the Board of Directors, 2006-Present.  The Burton Foundation provides grants to programs throughout California that support homeless children. The Foundation also plays an advocacy role at both the state and local levels.
  • Valley Vision, Member of the Board of Directors, 2006-Present.  Valley Vision is Sacramento’s premier planning “thinking tank,” which on behalf of certain clients addresses regional planning, transportation, open space.

Pro Bono Representation

  • Loaves & Fishes.  Tina represented Loaves & Fishes, pro bono, on a complaint filed by the City of Sacramento.  Attracting national media attention, the issue settled in July of 1997, in Loaves & Fishes’ favor.  Today, Tina continues to represent Loaves & Fishes on a number of planning entitlement issues.
  • In addition to the planning and entitlement work Ms. Thomas performs for both Loaves & Fishes and the Sacramento Food Bank, she has provided extensive pro bono legal work for the WIND Youth Center, Francis House, WEAVE, and Cottage Housing.