Leadership at all Levels; and Strategic Thinking for Effective Community Engagement.

APA California Chapter, Sacramento Valley Section


Friday, January 27, 2017
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. PST

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This session will provide participants with the essential planning skills for practicing planners to develop leadership and management skills. This interactive session will focus on core skills that may not be taught in typical planning curriculums, focusing on lessons learned from direct work experience. The objective is to provide planners with tools to successfully implement plans and project, and gain insights on the political setting for decision-making. Planners will learn to think strategically, anticipate dynamic factors, and effectively communicate to the community. This session is supported by the California Planning Roundtable (CPR).


Curtis Alling, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Curtis E. Alling, AICP, a CEQA and NEPA expert with over 35 years of experience, specializes in natural resources management, climate change issues, water supply, transportation, and park and recreation projects. He is a founding principal of Ascent Environmental, Inc., an environmental, planning, climate change, and natural resources consultancy established ... Read More

Marc Roberts

Confirmed Speaker

Marc Roberts was appointed to the position of City Manager for the City of Livermore in January of 2012. Marc has worked for the City of Livermore since 1987, twelve years as Community Development Director. He has played a key role in several important projects for Livermore. Marc was the ... Read More

Janet Ruggiero, FAICP

Confirmed Speaker

Janet Ruggiero, a native Californian, received a BS in Social Sciences from the Santa Clara University and a Master of Urban and Regional Planning from San Jose State University. She has worked for Yolo County, the City of Mountain View and as Community Development Director for the City of Woodland ... Read More

Contact Info

Tricia Stevens, tricias@surewest.net