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CALTRANS DEPUTY DIRECTOR, CITY OF RIVERSIDE MAYOR AMONG EXPERTS TO ADDRESS AREA INFRASTRUCTURE NEEDS AT CCRL REGIONAL GROWTH DIALOGUE, OCT. 6
California Center for Regional LeadershipWestern Riverside Council of GovernmentsUC Riverside Center for Sustainable Suburban DevelopmentSanBagCalTrans
Bank of America Nature Conservancy Morgan Family Foundation

RIVERSIDE, CA - Gregg Albright, Caltrans' Deputy Director of Planning and Modal Programs, and Riverside Mayor Ron Loveridge will join experts on housing, transportation and water development to discuss vital infrastructure systems and structures in the Inland Empire during the California Center for Regional Leadership (CCRL) Inland Empire Regional Growth Dialogue on Friday, October 6, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Mission Inn, 3649 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside.

The topics to be covered at the CCRL Regional Growth Dialogue, which is co-hosted by San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG), UC Riverside Center for Sustainable Suburban Development, and the Western Riverside Council of Governments will center on local infrastructure investment projects [should voters pass the state-proposed bond package in November]; the creation of livable communities that integrate housing, transportation, and water development; and Proposition 90, and its potential impact on these revitalization efforts, should the measure pass; and more. For more information on the Inland Empire Regional Growth Dialogue, call 909.884.8276 or email ccrl@ccrl.org.

In addition to Mr. Albright and Hon. Loveridge, speakers on the Inland Empire Regional Growth Dialogue schedule are Dr. Don Averill, Chancellor, San Bernardino Community College District; Rick Bishop, Executive Director, Western Riverside Council of Governments; Bill Carney, Executive Director, Inland Empire Economic Partnership; Greg Devereaux, City Manager, City of Ontario; Tony Grasso, Executive Director, SANBAG; Bill Havert, Executive Director, Coachella Valley Mountain Conservancy; Bonny Herman, President and CEO, CCRL; Randall Lewis, Executive Vice President, Lewis Operating Corporation; Susan Lien Longville, Interim Director, Water Resources Institute; Kevin McCarthy, CEO, United Way of the Inland Valley; Michael Perovich, District Director, Caltrans District 8; Barbara Robinson, Market President, Bank of America; Suneil Thomas, Project Director, The Nature Conservancy; Cam Tredennick, Project Director, The Nature Conservancy; Wyatt Troxel, Vice President, Inland Empire Utilities Agency; Linda Wheaton, Assistant Deputy Director, Housing Policy Department, California Department of Housing and Community Development; and John Wohlmuth, Executive Director, Coachella Valley Association of Governments Representative, Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority. Steve PonTell, Partner, Western Holdings will moderate the panel discussions.

CCRL is co-hosting Regional Growth Dialogues with several Regional Collaboratives and partner organizations, including SANBAG, throughout the state of California. The next Regional Growth Dialogue will be in the San Joaquin Valley area on Thursday, October 19.

Sponsors of the Regional Growth Dialogues are Bank of America; Caltrans; The Nature Conservancy; the Morgan Family Foundation; and the following CCRL Regional Collaboratives and partner organizations: the Bay Area Alliance for Sustainable Communities; the Fresno Area Collaborative Regional Initiative; the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation; the Orange County Business Council; the San Bernardino Associated Governments; and the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation.

The California Center for Regional Leadership, with offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco, is a statewide nonprofit organization, established to support, facilitate, and promote innovative regional solutions for the state's major economic, environmental, and societal- challenges, to help achieve a more sustainable California.

David W. Fleming, Esq., who is of counsel to Latham & Watkins, is the Chairman of CCRL; he is also Board Chair of the Economic Alliance of the San Fernando Valley and the incoming Board Chair of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce. Other CCRL Board of Directors are: immediate past CCRL Chair David Abel, President, Metro Forum Project, and Vice Chair of the Executive Committee, Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation; Hope Boonshaft, California Film Commissioner and consultant; Christopher Cabaldon, Mayor, the City of West Sacramento, and President of EdVoice; Robert Garcia, Executive Director, Center for Law in the Public Interest; Randal J. Hernandez, Senior Government Relations Executive, Bank of America; former California Assembly Speaker Robert M. Hertzberg, Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw; Dan Mazmanian, Ph.D., Bedrosian Chair in Governance, University of Southern California School of Policy, Planning & Development; John A. Perez, Political Director, United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 324; Julie Meier Wright, President and CEO, San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation; and Jim Wunderman, President and CEO, Bay Area Council.