A Tale of Three Cities in Central Orange County: Anaheim, Garden Grove, and Santa Ana moving the needle forward in Active Transportation

APA California Chapter, Orange Section


Friday, September 22, 2017
2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. PDT

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Cities in California have faced economic disruption due to the great recession, expanding pensions, and the loss of redevelopment. Cities today must take unique approaches to leverage the partnerships and solutions that fit their political, economic, and physical environments. This panel will share approaches that work and what they’ve learned from their colleagues in other cities to move Active Transportation and healthy living in their city, as well as what it will take to sustain this progress during these uncertain economic times.


Scott Stiles

Scott Stiles is the City Manager for the City of Garden Grove. Before coming to Garden Grove, Scott worked his way through the ranks of the Cincinnati City Manager’s office and served as Assistant City Manager for many years. He received two Bachelor of Science degrees for Journalism and ... Read More

Cory Wilkerson

Cory Wilkerson is the Active Transportation Coordinator for the City of Santa Ana and has served in this position since 2014. Before joining the Santa Ana staff, Cory served as a Transportation Planner in Burbank. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge and has played an integral role in ... Read More

Roberet Cortez

Robert Cortez is the Deputy City Manager for the City of Santa Ana. Prior to his position as DCM, Robert was Special Assistant to the City Manager. He received both a Bachelor and Master degree from USC. Read More

Charles Marohn

Charles Marohn is an engineer, planner and the president of Strong Towns. Read More

Pamalea Galera

Pamela Galera, LEED AP, is the Principal Project Planner for the City of Anaheim. Before coming to Anaheim, Pam was the Project Coordinator for the City of Orange. She received her Bachelors of Science in Landscape Architecture from Cal Poly Pomona and her Master of Public Administration from Cal State ... Read More

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Starla Barker, sbarker@mbakerintl.com