Annual Meeting: Take Part in Roundtable Discussions
Workshops have always been a mainstay of CSAC annual meetings. We bring in experts on specific topics who spend 90 minutes or so talking to county leaders about the issue du jour. This year, though, we are including a pair of workshops that will follow a different format: roundtable discussions.
These discussions will focus on two issues that have generated dialogue in opinions throughout our 58 counties: water and medical marijuana. During the two discussions, our members will be the experts. We expect the conversations to be lively, informative and opinionated. But they will only be successful if we hear the variety of viewpoints found around the state.
It’s interesting: One of these controversial issues – water – has been discussed in California for longer than CSAC has been in existence. The other – medical marijuana – is a relatively new topic, but one that counties throughout the state find themselves facing.
Our 116th Annual Meeting is scheduled for Nov. 16-19 in Riverside County. The roundtable discussion on water is set for 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 16. The two-hour medical marijuana discussion is set for the following day, Wednesday, beginning at 2:00 p.m.
Our Annual Meeting theme this year is “The County Voice.” These two roundtable discussions provide our members a venue to speak their piece, to engage in conversation, to provide input and insight on topics that counties of all sizes and location must contend with.
We urge you to be part of “The County Voice” by attending our upcoming annual meeting and participating in the roundtable discussions. To learn more about the upcoming Annual Meeting or to register, click here.