Events and Opportunities
League Partner Speaker Theater During Annual Conference September 19, 2013
Thursday, September 19, 2013
11:00 - 11:45 a.m.
Wireless World: Partnering to Build a 21st Century Infrastructure
Participants will learn how cities and wireless carriers are partnering with the Wireless Communications Initiative (Joint Venture Silicon Valley) to deploy a 21st century communications network. Building this strategic asset will be critical for competing in a global economy. Gain insights about business decisions driving the deployment of more powerful networks and examples of how one community addressed community concerns while enabling the upgrade of wireless communications.
Moderator: Mike Kasperzak, Councilmember, City of Mountain View
Presenters: Marc Blakeman, Regional Vice President, AT&T;
David Casas, Fomer Mayor, City of Los Altos;
Natasha Ernst, Director of the Wireless Communications Initiative, Joint Venture Silicon Valley
12:15 - 1:00 p.m.
Economic Development: Spotlighting Assets in Your Community to Attract & Retain New Business
How can your city highlight its positive assets to foster economic development? Learn how "Customer Centric" Economic Development, stressing better communication and a change in attitude, makes a world of difference in retaining businesses, and attracting new ones. Topics include:
· How can you leverage your community’s strengths to drive economic growth?
· What can your city do to grow stronger and healthier?
· How can you reinvent your city's economic future? Creating jobs, improving city services and growing revenues
· Economic Development's emergence from the shadow of redevelopment.
· What is an “Economic Development Strategy,” and why don't our communities have one?
· How to create an Economic Development Work Plan.
· Capitalizing on Property value drivers to capture and reinvest revenues into downtowns and neighborhoods.
Presenters: Robert Gilmore, Land Use and Economic Development Consultant, MuniServices
Libby Seifel, President, Seifel Consulting
Damian McKinney, Founder & CEO The McKinney Advisory Group
2:15 - 3:00 p.m.
PARTNERING ON INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT AND COMMUNITY SAFETY
Representatives from PG&E’s Electric Operations and Corporate Affairs teams will discuss the company’s capital investment plans and how city officials can partner with the company to enhance safety and reliability in their communities.
Presenters: Papia Gambelin, Central Coast Region Director, Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Alex Bingtan, Long-Term Planning Manager, Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Every Meeting and Event is an Opportunity to Connect
There are countless League events and opportunities for League Partners throughout the year such as division meetings, policy committees large department conferences and Annual Conference and Expo opportunities. Don’t miss out — mark your calendar now!