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Western Riverside Council of Governments Hosts Virtual Discussion on Building Inland Southern California’s Economic Resiliency


Wednesday, June 17, 2020 – Join the conversation as the Western Riverside Council of Governments (WRCOG), hosts a half-day webinar to explore the event’s special theme, “A Region At Its TIP-ing Point: Dynamic Discussions on Talent, Innovation, and Place (TIP)” on Thursday, June 25, 2020, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. This webinar is a part of WRCOG’s Future Forward series, a monthly webinar broadcast intended to facilitate timely conversations and equip leaders to innovate through challenges.

Norco Mayor Pro Tem Kevin Bash, who also serves as WRCOG’s Executive Committee Chair, comments that, “Now more than ever, the importance of building economic resiliency in Western Riverside County, and the greater Inland Southern California region, is critical. Building resiliency requires leadership and efforts from a variety of channels. At this webinar, experts representing numerous industries will come together to discuss some of these channels including talent pipelines, career development, innovation economies, placemaking and more.”

The speaker line-up for this special broadcast includes: 

  • Michelle Decker, President & CEO, The Inland Empire Community Foundation
  • Dr. Johannes Moenius, Professor of Global Business, University of Redlands, and Director, Institute for Spatial Economic Analysis
  • Matt Horton, Director, Center for Regional Economics and California Center, Milken Institute
  • Ann Marie Sakrekoff, Senior Director, Growing Inland Achievement
  • Jane Oates, President of Working Nation & former Assistant Secretary for the Employment and Training Administration, Obama Administration
  • Mike Bishop, Senior Director of the Career Center, California Baptist University
  • Fred Walti, Co-Founder of the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator/LACI and President & CEO of the Network for Global Innovation
  • Dr. Jeannie Kim, Associate Vice Chancellor for Grants, Workforce & Economic Development, Riverside Community College District
  • Wallace Walrod, Chief Economic Advisor, Orange County Business Council
  • Shaheen Sadeghi, Founder, LAB Holdings LLC
  • Ryan Cortez, Economic Development Coordinator, City of Corona
  • Rob Matthews, Principal, Houseal Lavigne Associates
Registration for the webinar is free and now open. Click here for more information.

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