Northern Waterfront Initiative Forum – Contra Costa County

  • by BPC Staff
  • on January 7, 2014
Public Forum on Revitalizing Contra Costa County’s Northern Waterfront
The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors and EC2 are bringing together the public and private sector interests in a public forum to discuss and promote the economic revitalization of the County’s Northern Waterfront, running from Hercules to Oakley. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about current and future economic development opportunities along Contra Costa County’s northern shoreline and network with business leaders, elected officials, and agency representatives. Click here to learn more about the Northern Waterfront Initiative.

WHEN:   Friday, January 10, 2014, 10 A.M. to 3:30 P.M. 
             (registration begins at 9:30 A.M. with 
             coffee and networking; lunch will be 
WHERE:   Antioch Community Center 
               4701 Lone Tree Way, Antioch, CA

Click here to register for the forum!

Click here for printable brochure on the forum.

Click here “Revitalizing Contra Costa’s Northern Waterfront:  How to be 
                 competitive in the 21st Century Global Economy”
                Consulting Group, January 2014)

Event Program
9:30:      Registration and Sponsor Tables

10:00:     Forum Convened

                Master of Ceremonies:  Catherine Kutsuris, Director, 
                Department of Conservation and Development

                Welcoming Remarks

                Mayor Wade Harper, City of Antioch
                Contra Costa County Supervisor Federal Glover, District V
                Contra Costa County Supervisor Mary Piepho, District III
                Assemblymember Jim Frazier
                Assemblymember Susan A. Bonilla

10:30:      EC2 and the Northern Waterfront, Dr. Sean Wright, EC2, CEO of 
                Antioch Chamber of Commerce

10:50:      Public Release & Presentation:  “Revitalizing Contra Costa’s 
                Northern Waterfront:  How to be Competitive in the 21st 
                Century Global Economy,
Gary Craft, Principal, Craft Consulting

11:20:      Reaction & Perspectives:  Panel Discussion on Report Findings 
                and Recommendations

                Moderator:  Stephen Baiter, Executive Director, Contra Costa County
                Workforce Development Board

                Marc Grisham, former Pittsburg City Manager, and Owner/Operator
                Rodeo Marina

                Tom Terrill, President & CEO, East Bay Leadership Council

                Dave Collins, Assistant General Manager, East Bay Regional Park

                Darien Louie, Executive Director, East Bay Economic 
                Development Alliance

12:00:      Live Poll Session

12:15:      Lunch Break

1:00:        Federal Perspectives:  (All Invited)

                U.S. Congressman George Miller
                U.S. Congressman Mike Thompson
1:15:        GO Biz and the Northern WaterfrontKish Rajan, Director, 
                Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development

1:35:        Foreign Trade Zone:  What it Means for Economic     
                Development along the Northern Waterfront, Jim Maloney, 
                Maritime Marketing Manager, Port of San Francisco

1:50:        Goods Movement and Fostering Economic Development:

                Moderator:  John A. Coleman, Executive Director, Bay Planning 

                David A. Gavrich, President, San Francisco Bay Railroad

                Lieutenant Colonel John K. Baker, Army Corps of Engineers,
                SF District

                Ross A. Chittenden, Deputy Executive Director, Contra Costa 
                Transportation Authority

2:50:        State Perspective on Goods Movement, Senator Mark  

3:00:        Results of Live Polls

3:10:        Concluding Remarks, Supervisor Federal Glover, District V

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City of Brentwood
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