BPC Update: Congressman John Garamendi Joins Speaker Lineup for 2013 DMC

An Update: US Congressman John Garamendi, CA-3, will be joining Bay Planning Coalition and our partners and guests to speak at the 2013 Decision Makers Conference on May 3rd.  Check out the DMC webpage for the updated agenda- we hope to see you there!                                                                                  

 Press Release                                                                                              

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                 

Contact:  John Coleman, 510-768-8310


Date:  April 26, 2013                                                                     


Senator Barbara Boxer, Congressman John Garamendi, Congressman Eric Swalwell, and Mayor Jean Quan to appear at Bay Planning Coalition’s May 3rd Decision Makers Conference


The Bay Planning Coalition’s 26th annual Decision Makers Conference (DMC) – Fueling California’s Economic Engine and Jobs: The Importance of Trade to Northern California, will include addresses from US Senator Barbara Boxer (CA), US Congressman John Garamendi, US Congressman Eric Swalwell (CA-15) and Oakland Mayor Jean Quan.


Senator Boxer, who is serving in her fourth term in the Senate, is the chair of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. Senator Boxer introduced the bipartisan Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2013 (S. 601), which promotes investment to strengthen the nation’s critical water resources infrastructure. She also sits on the Senate Commerce Committee and Senate Foreign Relations Committee.  Bay Planning Coalition (BPC) is honored to have her at the DMC to speak on the important topics of the WRDA bill, trade, and economic growth in our region.


Congressman John Garamendi joined the U.S. House of Representatives on November 5, 2009. He brings nearly four decades of public service to the House Agriculture, Transportation & Infrastructure, and Armed Services committees. He has been a tireless Make It In America proponent and advocate for job creation, education, and cutting edge research, while always working to ensure the stability and success of the state he has always called home. He graduated with a BA in business from UC Berkeley and an MBA from Harvard Business School. BPC is honored to welcome Congressman Garamendi to speak at 2013 DMC on strategies to grow our economy through exports and smart American-made investments.


Congressman Eric Swalwell, an East Bay native, is a freshman member of the US House of Representatives, and serves on the Committee on Homeland Security and the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, and is the Ranking Member of its Subcommittee on Energy. Swalwell brings new energy, ideas, and a problem-solving spirit to the United States Congress, and BPC welcomes him as the Featured Luncheon Speaker at the 2013 DMC.


Oakland Mayor Jean Quan is the first woman and the first Asian American to be elected Mayor of Oakland. A tireless champion of the City of Oakland, she has worked to improve public safety, advance economic development, and ensure a sustainable future for the City of Oakland.  BPC is proud to have Mayor Quan deliver the Welcoming Address at the 2013 DMC. 


The 2013 Decision Makers Conference will take place on Friday, May 3rd, at the Pavilion at Scott’s Seafood in Jack London Square, Oakland. For more information on the DMC, please visit bayplanningcoalition.org, or call (510) 768-8310.