Special districts have spent much of 2020 navigating uncertainty and rapid change as they respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Districts rapidly shifted employees to remote work and implemented an array of virtual services for citizens and other stakeholders. Our West Region Virtual Summit brought together special district leaders from across the western U.S. to share lessons learned from the COVID response and discuss how these experiences are reshaping internal operations, citizen services and leadership strategies for the future.
More than 200 special district officials joined the live virtual summit on Aug. 25, which featured speakers from special districts that provide public transportation, library services, water, electric power, and parks and recreation. Panelists offered a real-life look at how they are adapting to the realities of the post-COVID world. Key takeaways include:
Gretchen Caserotti, Library Director, Meridian Library District
Jenna Famular, Communications Manager, Marin Clean Energy
Randell Iwasaki, Executive Director, Contra Costa Transportation Authority
Darrell E. Johnson, Chief Executive Officer, Orange County Transportation Authority
David Leach, Principal Architect, AT&T
Kristin Masteller, General Manager, Mason County Public Utility District No. 1
Bruce J. Moeller, PhD, former Chief of Staff and Assistant County Administrator, Pinellas County, Florida
Cady Nagy-Chow, Marketing & Communication Specialist, Cordova Recreation & Park District
Bryan Sastokas, CIO, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Dustin Haisler, Moderator, Chief Innovation Officer, Government Technology
Steve Towns, Moderator, Deputy Chief Content Officer, e.Republic
Click here to access the slides presented during the summit.
To join us at an upcoming Virtual Summit, visit our event page to register.
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