2018 Summer Session

2018 Summer Session

Plan or Be Left Behind!

About MMASC's Summer Session

This one-day conference includes personal and professional development sessions on important topics facing the local government profession, opportunities to tap into the expertise of regional leaders and gain exposure to best practices.

Pasadena Convention Center
300 E. Green Street
Pasadena, CA 91101

Thursday, July 26, 2018
8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Check-in beginning at 8 AM
Networking reception immediately following the program

Registration Rates

  Early Bird Rates
May 30 - July 3
Regular Rates
July 4 - July 20
MMASC Member $105 $135
Nonmember $130 $160
Student Rate $65 $75

Registration now closed.

Cancellations received prior to July 12, 2018, will received 100% refund.
Cancellations received between July 12 – July 19, 2018, will receive 50% refund.
Substitutions from the same agency or organization will be allowed until 72 hours prior to the Summer Session.
Please submit all cancellations and inquiries to summersession@mmasc.org 

Program Agenda

8:00 AM   Check-In & Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM Welcome & Introductions
8:45 AM                                                    Emergency Management for Non-Emergency Staff
Presented by:
Emergency Management - Response
Lisa Derderian, Acting City Public Information Officer, City of Pasadena
Eric Baumgardner, Emergency Management Coordinator, City of Burbank

Emergency Management - Public Information Officer (PIO)
Gina DePinto, Communications Manager, County of Santa Barbara
Leslie Luke, Deputy Director of the Los Angeles County Chief Executive Office of Emergency Management
Ryder Todd Smith, President, Tripepi Smith

Emergency Management is just for emergency managers and first responders, right? Think again! As Public Servants, we are all part of an emergency management plan for your agencies and the State. Learn what that means and what you will be expected to do when an emergency hits.  
11:30 AM Lunch
12:30 PM Call for Executive Board Nominations
1:00 PM Budgeting Today for Tomorrow 
Presented by:
Daniel Jordan, PH.D., Director of Finance, City of Westlake Village
Matthew Hawkesworth, Director of Finance, City of Pasadena

Budgeting, the quintessential word in local government. Every aspect of local government is derived from its budget. Learn from two experts of what effective budgeting is and take some helpful tips and trick to use in your agencies. 
2:45 PM California Housing Crisis 
Presented by:
William Huang, Director of Housing, City of Pasadena
Ma'Ayn Johnson, AICP, Senior Housing and Land Use Planner, Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG)

We all have seen it, there rising cost of housing and the subsequent impact it is having on our communities. Learn from a panel of experts on the California Housing Crisis, how did we get here and what are some solutions to address affordable housing.  
4:15 PM Networking Reception


For questions or more information regarding the 2018 Summer Session, please email summersession@mmasc.org