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  • Presented Education summit featuring California State Superintendent Tom Torlakson
  • Presented CalTrans procurement and funding process workshop with Director Malcolm Dougherty
  • Presented Affordable Care Act (ACA) workshop for area employers
  • Direct participation in SGVCA activities led to 5 project labor agreements (PLA) for the Los Angeles/Orange County building trades and their contractors, creating hundreds of jobs
  • Co-hosted public finance forum addressing post RDA environment for municipalities featuring Kosmont Companies
  • Co-hosted education finance panel at El Rancho Unified School District
  • Introduced statewide grant writing services to cities, school boards and private industry through California Consulting
  • Co-hosted water leadership awards with Kennedy Communications recognizing exceptional service in disadvantaged communities (DAC)
  • Partnered with San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership in effort to bring NFL team to the City of Industry
  • Supported local and regional water conferences
  • Supported the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority
  • Promoted Los Angeles county regional mayors meetings with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti
  • Partnered with San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments (COG) on water bond procurement strategy for municipalities
  • Partnered with California Employment Training Panel (ETP) on promoting funding opportunities for water companies seeking incumbent worker training
  • Identified best regional school district and regional occupational program practices at awards breakfast
  • Promoted first time buyer workshops presented by the California Association of Realtors
  • Showcased best labor/management practices at awards luncheon
  • Supported designation of 346,177 acres of existing federal lands as the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument, the eighth national monument under Forest Service management
  • Recognized by both Republican and Democratic congressional and state legislators for creating true bipartisan collaborations in the region
  • The City of Los Angeles has identified the SGVCA as a regional convener of stakeholders with particular emphasis on transportation issues
  • The City of Long Beach requested meeting of SGVCA collaborators in order to draw from the synergy of labor, business and government working together
  • The SGVCA board of directors has been consulted on providing leadership and direction to the development of innovative joint power authorities.
  • Attracted solar energy company seeking to enhance their visibility and service throughout the southland
  • Promoted and encouraged participation in numerous events for California Contract Cites Association (CCCA), Independent Cities Association (ICA) and the League of California Cities
  • Regular supporter of Veterans programs and events such as Rose Hills 9/11
  • Memorial event, Rose Hills Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall, Citrus College Veterans Center and the American Legion Auxiliary Club
  • Philanthropic supporter of many area non-profits and community groups such as San Gabriel Valley Children’s Center, American Diabetes Association, Habitat for Humanity, Bassett Education Foundation, San Gabriel Valley NAACP, Northeast Community Clinics, Humane Society, Brookside Mobile Country Club in El Monte and Sports for All Children.