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IRWM Summit on Watershed Health and People Experiencing Homelessness: Spotlight on the Central Coast and Ventura Counties, Statewide Impact
May 5, 2021 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
You are invited to attend the May 5th, 2021 IRWM Summit on the topic of Watershed Health and People Experiencing Homelessness: Spotlight on the Central Coast and Ventura Counties, Statewide Impact.
This event brings together key elected leaders, agency leaders, professionals and practitioners in California and at the Federal level to discuss challenges, opportunities and successes around this important and complex topic. The registration information is available below and because we would like this to be interactive, we are encouraging you to submit a question or two for our panelists and/or for general discussion. You may do this on the registration page.
This event is being sponsored by the Santa Barbara County IRWM, Santa Cruz IRWM, Santa Clara Valley Water District, Pajaro River Watershed IRWM, City of Watsonville, County of Santa Barbara, Watersheds Coalition of Ventura County and the Local Government Commission.
Key Note Speaker: Senator John Laird
Panel #1 – State and Federal Agency Perspectives and Opportunities
Panelists: Max Gomberg, SWRCB; Carmel Kinsella Brown, DWR; and Helene
Schneider, USICH – (US Interagency Council on Homelessness); Lindsey Hart,
Panel #2 –How Local Jurisdictions Are Providing Leadership On the Front Lines
Panelists: Donna Meyers, Mayor, City of Santa Cruz; Paula Perotte, Mayor, City of
Goleta, Dawn Ortiz-Legg, 3rd District Supervisor, SLO County
Panel #3 – Community Impact – Under Served Communities
Panelists: John Moreno-Ramirez, City of Watsonville Field Services Supervisor; Paz
Padilla, Community Action Board, Housing Prevention and Intervention Services
Director; Jen Codianne, Acting Deputy, Watershed Operations and Maintenance,
Santa Clara Valley Water; Tara Carruth, Program Manager, Ventura County
Continuum of Care
Panel #4 – Water Quality and Watershed Health
Panelists: Emily Koval, Program Supervisor, City Net; Christopher Clark, Code
Enforcement Officer, City of Santa Barbara, Parks & Recreation; Rosemary Menard,
City of Santa Cruz Water Director
Funding Overview – Successes and Opportunities
Next Steps and Wrap Up
Do you have any questions for any of our panelists? If so, please write your question(s) in the area provided on the registration page and indicate which panel your question pertains to. Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.