Advance Registration Closes Soon for CSAC’s Annual Meeting
Advance registration for our 123rd Annual Meeting will close in less than two weeks. If you haven’t registered yet, now is the time to do so. The conference runs November 28 through December 1 in Sacramento County, but the last day for advance registration is November 14. After that you would have to register on site.
The Annual Meeting this year promises to be a must-attend event offering a variety of workshops, speakers, policy committee meetings and other activities that will inform and inspire. The speakers this year
include Journalist/Author Jane Pauley, who will have a candid discussion about her career and the issues she is engaged in now; The Rev. Jeffrey Brown, one of the key architects of the “Boston Miracle,” a 79 percent drop in the violent crime rate among youth over a decade; and Aneesh Chopra, the first U.S. Chief Technology Officer. He is the author of the forthcoming book, “Innovative State: How New Technologies can Transform Government.”
“This is really going to be a great Annual Meeting,” said CSAC Executive Director Matt Cate. “We always try to engage speakers that are informative, enlightening and entertaining. I think this year’s lineup is among the best. Moreover, I think they can help enhance the work we do for the people of California.”
This year’s workshops address issues at the forefront of today’s policy debates. “We’ll discuss cannabis legalization, criminal justice reform, and homelessness, to ensure counties have the tools to address these critical issues,” said Cate. “These three topics could fill out a conference schedule, but we’re also adding a panel of journalists to talk about the current political climate in Washington DC and the implications that has for us here in California. I’m really looking forward to that discussion.”
And as always, CSAC will convene each of our policy committees to begin the process of setting policy and legislative priorities for next year. “Every elected Supervisor has a seat at the table in those policy meetings,” said Cate. “And we encourage you to join in and participate in the discussions. We need your input as we approach another budget and legislative cycle.” Supervisors will also elect new Officers who will lead CSAC next year.
And speaking of the future, the Annual Meeting will actually begin early Tuesday, November 28 with our Innovation Summit. Futurist and author Mary O’Hara-Devereux will spark a conversation about state and county partnerships and leadership into the future. Counties need the authority, flexibility, and resources to deliver services in a manner that meets state priorities while also recognizing the priorities of local communities.
The CSAC Exhibit Hall will also be a major attraction. This year approximately 80 vendors are registered and they offer the opportunity to network and possibly save your county some money on products and services. We are also adding a service event to the Exhibit Hall. Attendees can spend some time helping us assemble back-packs with items that can help meet the basic needs of young people in foster care. The backpacks will be collected for distribution by the Sacramento County Department of Social Services.
Advance registration closes November 14. Click here to register now.