USC Price School of Public Policy

Event Details

"State of the World for Cities" featuring Patricia Martel

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Radisson Mid-City Hotel (RMH) (Map)

Presented by the USC Price School City/ County Management Fellowship (CMF) with Keenan & Associates

About the Summit
Issues of employee and community health remain a vital, challenging, and often contentious source of discussion for local leaders and policy visionaries. A Connect & Learn Series event presented by the USC Price School City/County Management Fellowship and Keenan & Associates, we are proud to have Pat Martel, City Manager of Daly City and Former ICMA President, as well as a number of other luminary community leaders discuss the health of cities at home and around the world. Join us for a series of engaging talks and roundtable discussions as we discuss many of the health related challenges and solutions facing local governments in the coming decades.

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Event Schedule
*Times Subject to Change*
8:00 - 9:00 Check-in & Coffee
9:00 - 9:10 Welcome remarks and Introduction with Dean Knott
9:10 - 10:45 Roundtable Session #1: Employee Health

  • 9:10 - 9:30 | Rick Hecht- Director of Workforce Health Consulting, Kaiser Permanente
  • 9:30 - 9:50 | TBD, Keenan & Associates
  • 9:50 - 10:45 | Identifying the risks & Creating solutions

10:45 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:15 Roundtable Session #2: Community Health

  • 11:00 - 11:20 | Vincent Cordero- Workforce Development Section Manager, LA Local Hire Program
  • 11:20 - 11:40 | Scott Ochoa- City Manager, City of Glendale
  • 11:40 - 12:30 | Identifying the risks & Creating solutions

12:30 - 1:15 Lunch
1:15 - 1:45 Closing Remarks: Health of Cities Around the World

  • Pat Martel, City Manager of Daly City & Former ICMA President

1:45 - 2:00 Closing Remarks/CMF Awards
2:00 - on Networking at Traditions on USC's Campus

Program Background
In an ongoing effort to promote good governance and prepare leaders to address the challenges facing our local governments, the USC City/County Management Fellowship (CMF) has partnered Keenan & Associates to present the unique "Connect & Learn" educational series.

The purpose of this series is to explore contemporary challenges, discuss current research efforts, and present best practice solutions to issues facing local government managers. The series is perfect for city and county managers, students and faculty, and will promote discussion between program participants and expert panelists from the Price School, the practitioner community, and private sector.