2020
 2020 Yosemite Policymakers Conference

March 5-8, 2020

This popular conference always features a timely and inspirational agenda designed to provide California’s policymakers with tools and innovative solutions to address community needs. California mayors, city council members, county supervisors, city managers, and other high-level department heads all come together in the middle of the breathtaking beauty of Yosemite National Park. Join them for the 29th Annual Building Livable Communities Conference in March 2020.

4th Biennial California Adaptation Forum

August 2020

The biennial California Adaptation Forum gathers the adaptation community from across California and beyond to foster knowledge exchange, innovation, and mutual support to create resilient communities and tackle our state’s most pressing climate change challenges. The Forum offers a series of engaging plenaries, sessions, workshops, tours, networking opportunities, and more to support our transition from adaptation awareness and planning to action on the ground.

The 4th California Adaptation Forum will bring together a multi-disciplinary audience to:

  • Uplift voices from frontline communities, emerging youth leaders, and other underrepresented stakeholders;
  • Learn about emerging trends in the adaptation field — from new developments in finance and insurance markets to technological advancements and innovative strategies;
  • Showcase real-world examples of adaptation initiatives that have tangibly increased community resilience;
  • Highlight new legislation, funding programs, and financing mechanisms;
  • Present the latest tools and resources being deployed across the state; and
  • Provide opportunities for participants to reconnect with old colleagues and discover new partnerships.
2019
10th Annual Statewide Energy Efficiency Forum

June 2019

The Local Government Commission, in partnership with the Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative, will host the 10th Annual Statewide Energy Efficiency Forum (SEEC Forum) in June 26-27, 2019 in Long Beach, CA.

The SEEC Forum provides learning, sharing, and networking opportunities to help local governments save energy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions in their communities, and catalyze climate action.

The forum features engaging sessions, expert plenaries and keynotes, and new innovative activities to help energy leaders and practitioners connect to learn about innovative projects and strategies, share best practices, and troubleshoot challenges.

2019 Business of Local Energy Symposium

June 2019

Join Community Choice Agency (CCA) experts and leaders from across the state for a day-long event about accelerating CCA adoption, sharing best practices, and creating more benefits for our local communities on June 21st. There will also be a pre-symposium workshop on the afternoon of June 20th.

2019 Yosemite Leadership and Policy Conference

March 2019

This popular conference always features a timely and inspirational agenda designed to assist California’s policymakers in finding the tools and support they need to implement innovative solutions to address society’s most pressing challenges. This year’s conference will be no different with its focus on Sustaining our Progress and Protecting the American Dream.

2018
3rd Biennial California Adaptation Forum

August 2018

The biennial California Adaptation Forum gathers the adaptation community from across California and beyond to foster knowledge exchange, innovation, and mutual support to create resilient communities and tackle our state’s most pressing climate change challenges. The Forum offers a series of engaging plenaries, sessions, workshops, tours, networking opportunities, and more to support our transition from adaptation awareness and planning to action on the ground.

The 2018 Forum took place August 27th-29th in Sacramento, and brought together nearly 800 leaders and practitioners over the course of three days to learn, share, and network with one another. The 2018 Forum elevated three core priorities: Embracing Change to Catalyze Innovation, Uplifting Underrepresented Voices, and Taking a Whole Systems Approach. The program, delivered by over 280 speakers, included 3 plenaries, 13 workshops, 40 sessions, 8 tool demonstrations, 5 tours, 10 networking events, and climate art installations. The Forum also served as a launchpad for sharing findings from California’s Fourth Climate Change Assessment.

10th Annual Statewide Energy Efficiency Forum

June 2018

The Annual Statewide Energy Efficiency Forum, organized by the Local Government Commission in partnership with SEEC and offered at no-cost to California local government staff and officials, provides valuable opportunities for participants to learn, share, and network with peers from across the state.

The SEEC Forum provides learning, sharing, and networking opportunities to help local governments save energy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions in their communities, and catalyze climate action.

The forum features engaging sessions, expert plenaries and keynotes, and new innovative activities to help energy leaders and practitioners connect to learn about innovative projects and strategies, share best practices, and troubleshoot challenges.

2018 Business of Local Energy Symposium

June 2018

Join Community Choice Agency (CCA) experts and leaders from across the state for a day-long event about accelerating CCA adoption, sharing best practices, and creating more benefits for our local communities on June 5th. There will also be a pre-symposium workshop on the afternoon of June 4th on distributed energy resource projects that build local resiliency, provide unique customer services and contribute to local economic development.

2018 Yosemite Policymakers Conference

March 2018

The conference program will cover a broad range of issues, from recovering from natural disasters and shifts to important federal affordable housing tools to improving resilience in a rapidly changing environment. Our speakers will discuss emerging trends and promising strategies on topics including decarbonization, Community Choice Aggregation, autonomous vehicles and social mobility.

2018 New Partners for Smart Growth™ Conference

February 2018

The conference will draw a national audience of local elected officials and city and county staff; state and federal agency leaders; professionals in planning, transportation, public health, landscape architecture, architecture, public works, parks and recreation, and crime prevention and the arts; realtors, developers, builders and bankers; advocates for equity and environmental justice, youth, older adults, and walking and biking; labor representatives; school leaders and staff; environmentalists; and all others committed to building safer, healthier and more livable communities everywhere.

2017
8th Annual Statewide Energy Efficiency Forum

June 2017

The Annual Statewide Energy Efficiency Forum, organized by the Local Government Commission in partnership with SEEC and offered at no-cost to California local government staff and officials, provides valuable opportunities for participants to learn, share, and network with peers from across the state.

The SEEC Forum provides learning, sharing, and networking opportunities to help local governments save energy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions in their communities, and catalyze climate action.

The forum features engaging sessions, expert plenaries and keynotes, and new innovative activities to help energy leaders and practitioners connect to learn about innovative projects and strategies, share best practices, and troubleshoot challenges.

2017 Business of Local Energy Symposium

May 2017

The Local Government Commission is working in partnership with the Center for Climate Protection and the Local Government Sustainable Energy Coalition to offer our third Business of Clean Energy Symposium at the Hyatt Regency in Long Beach on May 5th, 2017. The Symposium will convene government, business, and community leaders to accelerate California’s shift to a clean energy economy. The event provides a forum to exchange ideas about Community Choice Energy programs and to learn about current energy policy, regulations, markets, and technology. Join us and learn more! Visit the Symposium webpage at: http://climateprotection.org/our-work/symposium-2017/

2017 Yosemite Policymakers Conference

March 2017

This popular conference always features a timely and inspirational agenda designed to assist California’s policymakers in finding the tools and support they need to implement innovative solutions to address society’s most pressing challenges. This year’s conference will be no different with its focus on Sustaining our Progress and Protecting the American Dream.

2017 New Partners for Smart Growth Conference

February 2017

This annual premier smart growth event organized by the Local Government Commission focuses on providing practical tools and innovative strategies for creating great communities. The 2017 conference featured over 90 sessions and workshops, as well as several tours and interactive conference features, that provided insights about some of the newest, most forward thinking smart growth topics.

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