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Sep 16

[ARCHIVED] The President's Corner No. 3

The original item was published from September 16, 2015 1:13 AM to September 16, 2015 1:16 AM

The President's Corner - September 2015 Edition
By Jorge Garcia, MMASC President

MMASC 2014-15 President Jorge Garcia

From October 28-30, 2015, our members will gather for MMASC’s Annual Conference at the Renaissance Indian Wells Resort. The Annual Conference is the highlight of our signature events. I am looking forward to this year’s theme, Elevate. The Conference Planning committee has worked tirelessly to put together an excellent program that will be sure to provide attendees with professional and personal learning opportunities, and a great way to connect with colleagues.

On that note, our Summer Session, held at Cal State Fullerton, continued our three year tradition of selling out events. The event was a success and was very well received by all. A big thank you to the Summer Session Committee to pulling everything together.

In addition to the upcoming Annual Conference, if you have an opportunity to attend the ICMA Annual Conference, I would highly encourage and recommend your attendance. This year there is an even greater reason, up to $500 in discounts. Members who are first time attendees get $200 off, and ICMA Affiliate members who are early-career local government staff to department heads can get an additional $300 off. Please visit the ICMA website at for more information.

I would like to take this opportunity to also thank all of our Region Chairs for their planning efforts for all of the region events that are hosted throughout the year. They provide a tremendous value to our members and their effort do not go unnoticed. If you are interested in being more involved with MMASC, please reach out to any of the existing Region Chairs or Executive Board to learn more.

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