BIA Southern California Water Conference
Anne Surdzial and Natalie Newman attended the 2022 BIA Southern California Water Conference and worked the Exhibitor Booth on August 12, at the Hilton DoubleTree Hotel in Ontario. The theme was Building Water Resiliency Now, and the conference provided a forum for agencies, local government, private industry, and the public to collaborate on issues facing the region regarding the ability to deliver safe, clean water to residents and businesses. The conference focused on the seemingly incompatible goals of new housing construction requirements and water conservation requirements, and how the water agencies and developers can work together to meet both goals.
Anne said “it was nice to be in person at the BIA So Cal water conference after 2 years of virtual conferences. Many of our current and past clients were at the conference including Diversified Pacific, San Bernardino County, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, Yucaipa Valley Water District, Orange County Water District, and PACE Engineering to name a few. In a room full of water districts and agencies, ECORP was the only environmental consulting firm taking advantage of this sponsorship opportunity, so we had a lot of visitors at our sponsor booth.”
Mobility 21 Summit
Anne Surdzial, Lindsay Liegler, and Natalie Newman attended the Mobility 21 Summit at the Disneyland Hotel on August 19, which included 3 General Sessions, 8 Concurrent Breakout Sessions, and the Expo Hall. The theme for this conference was Future Forward, where leadership addressed their vision and approach to addressing funding, equity, and efforts to advance transportation solutions, and how we can better and more equitably create the balance needed in our infrastructure programs for today and into the future. ECORP was a Copper Sponsor and had an exhibitor booth.
League of California Cities
Anne Surdzial, Kathy Kondor, and Natalie Newman attended the League of California Cities Annual Conference and Expo, held at the Long Beach Convention Center, September 7 – 9. The conference kicked off with a Grand Opening and Host City Reception in the Expo Hall where ECORP had a sponsor booth. The conference featured over 50 general sessions covering a range of topics, including public meetings, homelessness, equity, pensions, economic development, and public safety. Workshops and networking events were also offered for hundreds of leaders from all sections of city government, including mayors, council members, city managers, city clerks, city attorneys, fiscal officers, and other city staff, equipping them with the latest knowledge, resources, and tools to advance their communities and assist officials in their daily roles and operations within their city.
San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA)
Freddie Olmos and Natalie Newman attended the SBCTA Business 2 Business Expo at the Ontario Convention Center on September 29. The expo kicked off with The State of Transportation where a panel of five discussed current trends in project delivery, future procurement opportunities, insights to improving status as a vendor to the agency, and innovative solutions for the future of San Bernardino County. It was followed with networking among Agency representatives, prime contractors, project managers, and small businesses.
California Construction and Industrial Materials Association (CalCIMA)
Mari Quillman, Kathy Kondor, and Natalie Newman attended the CalCIMA Education Conference Breaking New Ground on October 24 – 27 in La Jolla. Education sessions included panels covering topics from transportation policy to permitting and sustainability compliance. The Keynote Address Shatter the Sky by Col. Merryl Tengesdal (Ret.) was on what going to the stratosphere taught her and the importance of building a great team of diverse people. As exhibitors, the ECORP representatives kept busy meeting with other attendees during breaks, lunch, and receptions.