This conference is for professionals of all career levels and offers education on the latest developments in public works, leadership, managing transportation, infrastructure, water, waste programs and more.
Keynote speakers for this event are:
Wednesday Opening Keynote: Journalist Dan Walters
Start the conference off with Dan Walters as he discusses the State of California: Past, Present and Future, with a spin towards the daily dealings of those in the public works profession. Mr. Walters has been a journalist for more than half a century, spending all but a few of those years working for California newspapers. He is certain to bring some new insights to the challenges your jurisdictions face.
Friday Closing Keynote Speaker: American Physician and Retired NASA Astronaut, Story Musgrave
Experience the evolution of Story Musgrave’s personal and professional life in terms of unpredicted opportunities and challenges. How does throwing hay bales and fixing farm equipment as a farm kid lead to a full college scholarship, fixing aircraft and tanks as a Marine mechanic in Korea, to fixing broken people as a trauma surgeon, to being the chief mechanic on the Hubble Space Telescope? One little step at a time. It is about preparing for the unknown, acquiring the tools and skills for when the unknown happens and doors open, you can jump into the appropriate opportunities, meet their challenges and obtain your goals. It is about growing such a diverse set of cross disciplinary skills that you not only respond to the future but you are able to create the future for yourself using forward looking forensics.
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for more information about the Public Works Officers Institute. If you have any questions, please contact Brian Sanders
at (916) 658-8238 with any questions.