MBEP is hosting the second annual State of the Region conference at the Embassy Suites in Seaside on December 1, 2016!


MBEP is hosting the second annual State of the Region conference at the Embassy Suites in Seaside on December 1, 2016. We hope you’ll join us as we explore and showcase these elements that contribute to our community well-being:

– Safe, affordable and accessible housing
– Well-being beyond traditional health care
– Education as the engine of well-being
– Activating our rivers as a key part in our community well-being
– Transportation system needed to optimize our health and community

We will also be unveiling a new regional tool that will help us measure our progress in building regional well-being. This will again be a sold-out event, so don’t wait to buy your tickets. Look forward to seeing you there!

Get your tickets here! http://bit.ly/2cqIaBn

MBEP State of the Region Conference
Catalyzing Community Well-Being
December 1, 2016 – Embassy Suites, Seaside

8:00 Registration and Networking

8:30 Welcome: Bud Colligan, Co-Chair, MBEP

8:45 Catalyzing Well-Being: Kate Roberts, President, MBEP

9:15 Well-Being Starts with Housing
– Exciting developments in affordable housing have been taking place locally and nationally.We’ll learn about innovative housing projects and what impact they are having for farmworkers, artists, students and the community at large. We’ll also hear about MBEP’s housing initiative and specific policies being adopted statewide and in CA cities to create more affordable housing.
Moderator: Linda Mandolini, CEO, Eden Housing
Greg Handberg, Senior Vice President – Asset Management, Artspace; Wesley Van Camp, General Counsel, Tanimura and Antle; Kevin Saunders, CFO, CSU Monterey Bay

10:00 Well-Being is More Than Health Care
– Health care is more than going to the doctor’s office or hospital. Learn what impact housing, the arts, behavioral and supportive services have in keeping us thriving, and how this new approach to health care is transforming the way our health system works.
Moderator: Nina Simon, Executive Director, Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History
Dr. Joshua Bamberger, Associate Professor, UCSF School of Medicine; Holly Hughes, Director of Behavioral Health, SC Community Health Centers; Michael Milward, CEO, Hospice of Santa Cruz County

10:45 Break

11:05 Well-Being Requires a Living Wage
– What does our regional talent supply look like? Where are the future job openings and how will we move to fill the higher skilled jobs emerging? How can our middle skilled workforce find career paths that will improve their skills and prepare them for better jobs? Learn about some new tools and initiatives being pioneered by leaders in our region.
Moderator: Cynthia Holmsky, Executive Director, Bright Futures
Dr. Will Lewallen, President, Hartnell College; Nannette Mickiewicz, M.D., President, Dominican Hospital; Diana Jimenez, Deputy Director, Monterey County Department of Social Services

11:50 Activating our Rivers: Where We Can Live, Work and Play
– Rivers in the region like the Carmel and San Lorenzo provide enormous potential to benefit our communities. They provide water, fish and bird habitat, recreational opportunities and incredible beauty. Learn how efforts locally and statewide are creating the conversation and investing the resources to activate and steward our rivers.
Greg Pepping, Executive Director, Coastal Watershed Council; Jeannette Tuitele-Lewis, CEO, Big Sur Land Trust

12:20 MBEP Community Impact Award

12:30 Lunch Break

1:40 Keynote: The Well-Being of California, John Laird, Secretary for Natural Resources, State of California

2:40 Break

3:00 Transportation: Getting People Moving to Support Well-Being
– Large public works projects can be necessary to create new transportation avenues. But there are many things we can do that are straightforward, cost effective and increase mobility. Learn how cities and counties throughout CA are making change happen and moving people now.
Bryan Jones, Principal, Alta Planning & Design

3:30 Wrap-up

4:00 Wine Reception with Wines from the Tri-County Region


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