APA State Conference, Sacramento Convention Center, Sacramento
Tuesday, September 26 10:15A - 11:45A
For this session, the Speaker Series will join up with the 2017 State APA Conference to hear from Carolyn Coleman, Executive Director of the California League
of Cities. Ms. Coleman will speak on important issues facing our cities and will draw upon the Conference theme “Capitalizing on our Diversity”. She brings 25
years of experience as a leader and an advocate in the public and private sectors to her role as executive director of the League of California Cities. She joined
the League of California Cities in December 2016 after a decade with the National League of Cities (NLC) in Washington, D.C. as senior executive and director of
federal advocacy. During her tenure at NLC, she oversaw the organization’s advocacy efforts and worked closely with city leaders and the 49 state municipal
leagues throughout the country to advance NLC’s priorities in matters before Congress, the Administration and the courts. Prior to working with NLC, Coleman
served as deputy mayor for the city of Indianapolis where she focused on economic development, infrastructure and community engagement. She previously
practiced law and held marketing leadership positions in the private sector.
Sacramento SPCA, Sacramento
Saturday, October 7 8:30A - 12:30P
Through the support of SMUD, we are teaming up with the Sacramento SPCA to create a Doggie Oasis! On any given day, the Sacramento SPCA has well over 100 dogs in their shelter and every one of them gets walked in their "Back 40" area. Thanks to a couple of generous donors, new pathways with decomposed granite, irrigation, and new fencing have been installed. Now it's time to fill the area with drought-tolerant trees and shrubs, growing shade and making it a beautiful, natural landscape for both the dogs and SPCA's volunteers.
We need your help to complete this wonderful space! Join us as we plant approximately 25 new trees and mulch the existing trees in the area.
Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. Volunteers ages 16-18 are required to have adult supervision to participate.
Sacramento Tree Foundation, Sacramento
Saturday, October 14 10:00A - 12:00P
Join our team of Community Planting Leaders in growing and protecting the best urban forest in the nation! At this orientation, you'll learn about the Sacramento Tree Foundation's mission and programs, how to effectively lead volunteers at tree planting and care events, and what being a CPL for habitat restoration or urban tree planting projects involves going forward. CPLs commit to supporting at least 1 event per month October through May.
You must have volunteered at a tree planting or care event to be eligible to attend the orientation for CPLs. Click here for more information about the program.