Wednesday, October 24 Afternoon Activities
Laguna Seca Speed Track, Hospitality Suite
1:30 pm - Welcome and Introductions by Larry Lees, Shasta County
1:45 – 3:15 pm - Presentation by Dr. Christopher Thornberg, Beacon Economics, LLC
Chris Thornberg is the founder of Beacon Economics, LLC and is the head of one of the most respected research organizations in California. His firm serves both public and private sector clients across the country. He is an expert in economic and revenue forecasting, regional economics, economic policy, labor and real estate markets. Chris will share his projection on the economy from a state and regional perspective.
3:15 – 5:15 pm - Monterey County’s Laguna Seca Race Track
The track will be available for CACE Members to drive the course in either the Track’s Pace Car or go-carts. This is a rare opportunity for our membership to experience the unique and diverse activities that are operated by California Counties. This activity is sponsored by Monterey County. A special thank you to Lew Bauman and Dwayne Woods for their work on arranging this activity.
Light refreshments will be served for participants.
5:15 pm - Individual Members Return to Quail Lodge
6:15 pm – 6:30 pm - Shuttle from the Lodge to the Clubhouse.
6:30 pm - Reception and Dinner at the Clubhouse.
Thursday, October 25 Activities
Location: Quail Lodge
9:00 am – 10:45 am - Round table Discussion lead by Terry Shutten of CACE and Bill Chiat, Dean of the CSAC Institute for Excellence in County Government
Subjects that the Profession Development Committee would like to discuss:
10:45 am – 11:00 am - Break- Networking Opportunity
11:00 pm – 12:00 pm - Presentation by Carolyn Chu, Deputy Legislative Analyst, State and Local Finance for the Legislative Analyst’s Office
Carolyn Chu will share her thoughts on upcoming November ballot measures and what impact they may have on county government.
12:00 – 1:30 pm - Lunch in the Covey Room and Deck (adjacent to the Valley Room)
1:30 – 3:30 pm - Work Session on the Catastrophic Disasters
Bill Chiat, Dean of the CSAC Institute for Excellence in County Government
Will lead the membership in a general discussion on how we prepare, handle and recover from natural disasters such as fires, earthquakes, and floods. Since many members are now dealing with natural disasters on a regular base, what concrete steps can counties take to improve crisis management? Currently we are in a situation where fires have become an annual event, which will more than likely affect every county in the state in the foreseeable future.
3:30 – 3:45 pm - Break- Networking Opportunity
3:45 – 5:00 pm - Presentation by Amar Mann, Regional Economist with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
Mr. Mann holds a B.A. degree in Economics from Yale and a M.A. degree in Energy and Resources from the University of California, Berkeley. Mr. Mann will provide an insightful perspective on the role of government data in understanding our local economics. He will share information on publicly available and free data sources that can be used to interpret trends in your local areas and measure the competitiveness of your local economy. Discuss the recent survey results of the “GiG” economy and explore the trends in innovation that are shaping the demands of companies and the future of the workforce.
5:00 – 5:30 pm - Break- Networking Opportunity
Please take your materials. We will not be returning to the Valley Room and will remain in the Quail Lodge Clubhouse for the remainder of the session.
5:30 – 6:00 pm - Bus Shuttles to the Restaurant Montrio Bistro
414 Calle Principal, Monterey, CA 93940
6:00 – 9:00 pm - Reception and Dinner at Restaurant Montrio Bistro
9:00 – 9:15 pm - Bus Shuttles to the Quail Lodge
Friday,October 26 Sessions Continue
Location: Quail Lodge
8:15 am - Working Breakfast – Quail Lodge Clubhouse
8:55 am – 9:00 am - Introductions
9:00 am – 10:00 am - Sponsor Presentations – Quail Lodge Clubhouse
10:10 am – 11:30 am - Business Meeting – Quail Lodge Clubhouse
- ANNUAL MEETING ENDS -