2012 was a challenging year for the ACT Southern California Chapter as the prolonged economic downturn made it difficult for many employees to attend training sessions or regional conferences. In spite of this, we rose above the hardship to bring you the 2012 ACT Southern California Regional Conference “The New Frontier” at the Long Beach Hyatt and focused on bringing transportation professionals new tools to face the road ahead.
In 2012, the Southern California Chapter Board of Directors continued the Southern California ACT Chapter Academy Program. Chapter members, who attended five local events, including the Regional Conference, were able to earn a Certificate of Recognition. The Southern California ACT Chapter Academy is a program that we hope continues bring added value to our members who can display their Certificates of Completion with pride and carry the knowledge gained forward to further their careers.
We excited about 2013 as several passionate members of our transportation community have stepped forward to join our chapter Board of Directors and help guide our chapter in new directions. We are currently working on preparations for our 2013 Regional Conference “Making Your Connections”, which will be held in Pasadena on May 2 & 3, 2013. The regional conference will include amazing speakers on professional marketing strategies, leadership development, public policy and communication. In addition, the new CEO of Metrolink, Michael DePallo will be joining us as our lunchtime keynote speaker on Thursday, May 2. Tina Barry will also be joining us on Friday, May 3, for a half-day session on Strategic Planning and Project Management.
We will continue to bring you great events through-out the year, including our Annual Best Practices Swap & Share and Regional Update.
We always value your input and enjoy hearing what you would like to see on the calendar for future events and professional development workshops.
We are here to provide the best educational and networking opportunities for the Transportation Demand Management (TDM) community in Southern California and Hawaii and we appreciate your involvement and communication.
Thank you for your continued commitment to clean air excellence!