2016 Annual Conference Session Materials
Education 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Understanding Public Service Ethics Laws and Principles (AB 1234 Training)
Speakers: Ruben Duran, Partner, Best Best & Krieger LLP | Erin Peth, Executive Director, Fair Political Practices Commission | Randy Riddle, Partner, Renne Sloan Holtzman Sakai LLP | Speaker Name
Education 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
City Clerk’s Workshop: The California Public Records Act
Speakers: Eric Danly, City Attorney, Petaluma | John Russo, City Manager, Riverside | LaTonda Simmons, City Clerk, Clerk of the Council, Oakland
Concurrent Sessions 10:30 - 11:45 a.m.
Who in Your City Will Determine the 2016 Elections?
Speakers: Fernando Guerra, Director, Center for the Study of Los Angeles | Paul Mitchell, Vice President, Political Data | Alex Padilla, Secretary of State, State of California
Developing a Power Leadership Network in Your Community
Speaker: Cassandra Pye, President, California Women Lead
Speaker: Patrick Ibarra, Co-Founder and Partner, The Mejorando Group
Concurrent Sessions 8:00 - 9:30 a.m.
Speakers: Dominic Lazzaretto, City Manager, Arcadia | Pat Lynch, President, Business Alignment Strategies, Inc. | Steve Prziborowski, Deputy Chief, Santa Clara County Fire Department
An Exploration in Best Practices for Fire & EMS Services
Speaker: Steven Knight, Senior Associate, Fitch & Associates, LLC
Speakers: Martin Gonzalez, Executive Director, Institute for Local Government | Daniel Keen, City Manager, Vallejo | Joanne Mounce, Council Member, Lodi | Scott Nelson, Council Member, Placentia
Speakers: Michael Allen, IS Manager, Visalia | Gaurav Garg, CIO, Santa Clara | Brian Moura, Senior Advisor - Finance & Executive Management, Regional Government Services Agency
Speakers: Shannon Fazio, Recreation Activities Coordinator, Eureka Parks & Recreation | Brian Millett, Recreation Supervisor, Eureka | Donna Wood, Deputy Parks & Recreation Director, Eureka
What Planning Directors Wish Council Members Knew About Planning
Speakers: Carl Morehouse, Council Member, San Buenaventura (Ventura) | Norma Villicana, Director of Community Development, El Centro
Speakers: Alisha Winterswyk, Partner, Best Best & Krieger LLP | Carrie Tai, Planner, Long Beach | Ruta Thomas, Principal, Dudek
Concurrent Sessions / CityTalks 1:00 - 2:15 p.m.
Speakers: Burke Dunphy, Senior Counsel, Renne Sloan Holtzman Sakai LLP | Katano Kasaine, Treasurer, Oakland | Joe Lopez, Deputy City Manager, Modesto
Speakers: Dan Desmidt, Police Chief, Belmont | Randy Bruegman, Fire Chief, Anaheim Fire & Rescue | Frank Grgurina, Chief of Public Safety, Sunnyvale
Medical Marijuana: Continuing Regulatory Changes
Speakers: Lori Ajax, Chief, Bureau of Medical Marijuana Regulation | Stephen McEwen, Partner, Burke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP | David McPherson, Principal, HDL Companies | Amy O'Gorman Jenkins, Legislative Advocate, Platinum Advisors
Implementing Affordable Housing & Sustainable Communities Program
New Tools for Funding Your Stormwater Program
Speakers: Mitch Avalon, Consultant, County Engineers Association of California | Esther Feldman, President, Community Conservation Solutions | Michael Throne, PE, Director of Public Works, Rancho Palos Verdes
Speaker: Michael Hurwitz, President/Co-Founder, Careers In Government
Speaker: Larry Rosenthal, Program Director, Center on Civility & Democratic Engagement, UC Berkeley
Speaker: Michael Naggar, Mayor, Temecula
Response and Aftermath to a Terrorist Attack - Lessons Learned
Speakers: Jarrod Burguan, Chief of Police, San Bernardino | R. Carey Davis, Mayor, San Bernardino
Concurrent Sessions / CityTalks 2:45 - 4:00 p.m.
Speakers: Peter Brown, Partner, Liebert Cassidy Whitmore | Scott Ochoa, City Manager, Glendale
How Data Visualization Uncovers Secrets to Better Outcomes
Speakers: Peter Pirnejad, Director of Development Services, Palo Alto | Matthew Seal, Data Scientist, OpenGov | Frank Zerunyan, Professor of the Practice of Governance, University of Southern California Sol Price School of Public Policy
Speakers: Mike Callagy, Assistant County Manager, San Mateo | Shana Faber, Assistant City Attorney, Vacaville | Lamonte Mack, Senior Code Enforcement Officer, CSG Consultants, Inc | Rick McElroy, Director, Professionals Standards Division, CAMTC
Transparent Cities: Building Communities for Everyone
Speakers: Sasha Buchert, Staff Attorney and Policy Counsel, Transgender Law Center | Porter Gilberg, Executive Director, The LGBTQ Center of Long Beach | Drian Juarez, Program Manager, Los Angeles | Lauren Meister, Mayor, West Hollywood
The Sharing Economy - Managing the Challenge & Creating Opportunities
5 Workplace Issues That Matter Most to Emerging Leaders
Speaker: Miranda Lutzow, Program Director, MMANC, Management Analyst, Oakdale
Disaster Preparedness Lessons Learned from the Christchurch Earthquake Red Zone
Speaker: Jacob Green, Assistant City Manager, San Juan Capistrano
Hot Topics in Municipal Revenues, Budgeting & Finance
Concurrent Sessions / CityTalks 4:15 - 5:30 p.m.
Speakers: Nathan Dahl, Community Development Project Coordinator, Berkeley | Nina Grayson, Director, Office of Equality Assurance, San Jose | Maribel Louie, Arts & Economic Development Manager, West Hollywood
Speakers: Micheal Despain, Fire Chief, Clovis | John Binaski, Deputy Fire Chief, Clovis | Brian Cummings, Trainer/Adviser, Career Survival Group
Speakers: Troy Butzlaff, City Manager, Azusa | Isabel Safie, Partner, Best Best & Krieger LLP | Katrina Veldkamp, Associate, Best Best & Krieger LLP
Cafe Style Discussion: Diversity in City Management
Speaker: Walter Allen III, Council Member, Covina
Speakers: Howard Jordan, Retired Police Chief, Renne Sloan Holtzman and Sakai LLP | Johnna Watson, Officer, Oakland Police | Scott Whitney, Assistant City Manager, Oxnard
Speaker: Gregory Curtin, Founder & CEO, Civic Resource Group
Don't Feed the Bears - Reducing Burglaries in Our Communities
Speaker: Eric Christensen, Chief of Police, Lafayette
Speaker: Alexa Washburn, Vice President of Policy & Planning, National Community Renaissance
The Advance of Wireless Infrastructure
Concurrent Sessions 9:00 - 10:15 a.m.
Speakers: Wolfgang Knabe, Fire Chief, Fullerton/Brea | Ann Ritzma, Human Resources Director, Foster City | Frances Rogers, Partner, Liebert Cassidy Whitmore
Budget Forecasting in Financial Policy Making
Speaker: Bill Lindsay, City Manager, Richmond
Speakers: Christine Damko, Economic Development Analyst, Temecula | Lisa Hill-McCay, Senior Vice President, Buxton
Speakers: Danielle Boldt, Captain, San Bernardino County Sheriff | Mike Costello, Fire Chief, Rancho Cucamonga
Meeting Affordable Housing Challenges with Fewer Resources
Speakers: Preet Didbal, Council Member, Yuba City | Dr. Yxstian Gutierrez, Mayor, Moreno Valley | Mary Anne Rooney, Program Director, Ventura County Civic Alliance
Concurrent Sessions 10:30 - 11:45 a.m.
Sitting is the New Smoking: How to Get Employees Moving
Speakers: Sandy Abe, Human Resources Director, Newark | Jo Cavanaugh, Safety Officer, c-DER and ADA Coordinator, Lompoc | Rick Hecht, Director, Workforce Health Consulting, Kaiser Permanente
The Gender Balance Challenge: Why is it Important?
Speakers: Pamela Antil, Assistant City Administrator, Santa Barbara | Patricia Martel, City Manager, Daly City | Ken Pulskamp, Executive Director, California City Management Foundation
Speakers: James Holgersson, City Manager, Modesto | Ruben Imperial, Community Development & Empowerment Manager, Stanislaus County Chief Executive Office | Sal Moretti, Superintendent, Solid Waste Division, Bakersfield
Social Media & Today’s 24-7 News Cycle: Do's and Don'ts
Speakers: Brandon Castillo, Partner, Bicker, Castillo & Fairbanks | Steven Telliano, General Manager, Edelman
What Municipalities Can Do About the Coming Drone-pocalypse
Speakers: Michael Baum, VP, San Carlos Airport Association | Jordan Ferguson, Associate, Best Best & Krieger LLP | Manu Pradhan, Deputy City Attorney, San Francisco | Karl Schweikert, Attorney, Churchwell White LLP
Speakers: Rod Gould, Senior Manager of Training, Center for Public Safety Management | Leonard Matarese, Director of Research & Project Development, Center for Public Safety Management
Speakers: Jon Andrews, West Division Sales Leader, Exchange Solutions, Willis Towers Watson | Nancy Kerry, City Manager, South Lake Tahoe | Mary Kyle, Retired Assistant Human Resources Director, Phoenix