2018 Regional Policy Summit: Advancing Inclusive Development

The Inland Empire, which includes all of Riverside and San Bernardino counties, is home to 4.5 million residents and has been built on decades of rapid population growth, job growth, and racial diversification. These trends present both challenges and opportunities for inclusive growth, with housing, transportation, and economic development as key concerns.
The 2018 Regional Policy Summit brings together policy innovators and key stakeholders on inclusive development. The summit, to be held on Wednesday, June 20, will focus on the interface between three key factors: Housing, Transportation, and Economic Development and their effects on health, civic engagement, and quality of life.

The central aim for the policy summit is to foster even more strategic collaborations in the region and across sectors, with a particular eye towards partnerships and grant opportunities at the national, state, and regional levels.

 

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Schedule

10:00AM / Welcome
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Karthick Ramakrishnan | Director, UCR Center for Social Innovation
Anil Deolalikar | Founding Dean, UCR School of Public Policy
Michelle Decker | CEO, The Community Foundation
Alan Wapner | President, Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG)

10:15AM / Keynote
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Randall Winston | Executive Director, California Strategic Growth Council

10:45AM / Opening Plenary
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Anne Mayer | Executive Director, Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC)
Kathy Michalak | Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity Riverside
Mary Jane Olhasso | Assistant Executive Officer, County Administrative Office of San Bernardino County
Randall Winston | Executive Director, California Strategic Growth Council

11:30AM / Concurrent Sessions: Breaking Down Silos to Advance Collective Action      

Civic Engagement INTN 3023
Michael Gomez Daly | Director, Inland Empowerment
Sheheryar Kaoosji | Co-Executive Director, Warehouse Worker Resource Center
Maribel Nunez | Executive Director, California Partnership
Jacquelyn González (moderator) | Associate Director, UCR Governmental & Community Relations

Placemaking INTS 1113
Cathy Gudis | Director, UCR Public History Program
Ron Loveridge | Director, UCR Center for Sustainable Suburban Development
Steve PonTell | Chief Executive Officer and President, National Community Renaissance
Jeff Kraus (moderator) | Director, UCR Local Government and Community Relations

Environment & Quality of Life INTN 4023
Duane Baker | Deputy Executive Director, San Bernardino County Transportation Authority
Michele Hasson | Policy Manager, Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice
Kurt Schwabe (moderator) | Professor of Environmental Economics and Policy, UC Riverside

Health INTS 1109
Diana Fox | Executive Director, Reach Out
Margarita Luna | Senior Program Manager, The California Endowment
Amber Bolden (moderator) | UCR Master of Public Policy ‘18
Bruce Link (moderator) | Distinguished Professor of Public Policy and Sociology, UC Riverside 

12:30PM / Lunch
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1:00PM / Afternoon Plenary: National Perspectives
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Salin Geevarghese | Senior Fellow, Center for the Study of Social Policy
Marek Gootman | Fellow and Director of Strategic Partnerships and Global Initiatives, Brookings
Albert Shen | Senior Advisor, Toyota Mobility Foundation
Kaitlin Chell (moderator) | Director of Federal Relations, UC Riverside

2:15PM / Break
2:30PM / Working Groups

Narrative Change INTN 4023
Steve Lambert | Partner, The 20/20 Network
Ron Loveridge | Director, UCR Center for Sustainable Suburban Development
Lou Monville | Partner, Raincross Advisors
Frank Pine | Executive Editor, Southern California News Group
John Warren (moderator) | Director of News & Information, UC Riverside

Data and Planning INTS 1109
Juan Perez | Director, Riverside County TLMA
Sergio Rey | Director, UCR Center for Geospatial Sciences
Leslie Trainor | Deputy Director, Workforce and Economic Development, County of Riverside EDA
Sono Shah (moderator) | PhD Candidate, UCR Political Science

Race and Immigration INTS 1128
Pastor Benjamin Briggs | Senior Organizer/Director of Civic Engagement, COPE
Javier Hernandez | Director, Inland Coalition for Immigrant Justice
Dalila Valdez Renteria (moderator) | UCR Master of Public Policy ‘18 

Funding and Grantwriting INTS 1113
Carrie Harmon | Assistant Director, Riverside County Economic Development Agency
Margarita Luna | Senior Program Manager, The California Endowment
Linda Wheaton | Assistant Director of Intergovernmental Affairs, Dept. of Housing & Community Development
Kaitlin Chell (moderator) | Director of Federal Relations, UC Riverside

4:00PM / Reflections and Closing Remarks

Karthick Ramakrishnan | Director, UCR Center for Social Innovation
Paul Granillo | President and CEO, Inland Empire Economic Partnership

4:30PM  / Reception

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