Registration is now open for the 2023 Regional Leadership Forum. It will be our first face-to-face convening in three years. This year’s “State of Change” theme will explore the emerging trends in regional governance in California, including transportation planning, housing, climate change, resilience, and electrification.
The Forum is intended for elected officials and senior staff from the fourty-nine regional agencies that make up our membership. As a public servants, it’s important to stay abreast of the latest changes affecting your region. The Regional Leadership Forum provides an opportunity to learn from experts and network with your peers.
“You’ll come away from the conference with a better understanding of the issues facing your region and how you can help address them,” said Rosa De Leon Park, executive director of the Stanislaus Council of Governments
Although regional agency officials are the primary audience, the conference has something for everyone involved in planning and programming regional significant projects. “It’s a great event for us to learn more about the issues affecting our clients,” said Myriam Fausto of the firm Mark Thomas who is an “innovator” level sponsor of the conference.
The Forum will be hosted at the Riverside Convention Center (March 5 to 7, 2023). “Riverside County is a natural place to explore our State of Change. We are one of the fasted growing counties in the country, which means we have had to take a harder look at many of the housing, transportation, energy and economic development affecting the other regions of the state.” said Brian Tisdale, Councilmember of Lake Elsinore and incoming CALCOG Board President.
If you’ve never attended the Regional Leadership Forum, the conference features thoughtful presentations and engaging discussions on a variety of topics related to regional governance. “We plan our sessions to include surprising perspectives that encourage you to look at traditional issues from a different angle,” said executive director Bill Higgins.
“Everyone who attends should be able to take back two or three ideas that they can apply in their own region and communities,” said Amy Worth, a board member of the bay area’s Metropolitan Transportation Commission.
While educational and informative, the program planners also ways to make the program fun and entertaining. Plus, you’ll have an opportunity to meet leaders from all over California and make some valuable connections at the key networking event to be held at the new Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Arts and Culture.
For more information, check out the registration information page on our website by clicking below.