TAHOE ECONOMIC SUMMIT

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OCTOBER 11
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NORTH LAKE TAHOE
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ABOUT THE SUMMIT

Discuss day-to-day challenges faced in the Lake Tahoe Basin while also stepping back to look at the bigger picture. Keynote speakers share their wisdom from the trenches. Collaborative peer group sessions allow you to contribute with the leaders of the Lake Tahoe region to share and brainstorm ideas, opening up to new ways of thinking and solving wicked regional messes. 

Lake Tahoe may be made up of many communities, but we are one lake and one regional economy, so what affects some of us, affects all of us. The Tahoe Prosperity Center is hosting the third annual Tahoe Economic Summit to catalyze change and take action for the benefit of that regional economy. If you are interested in economic and quality of life issues in Lake Tahoe, please attend.

The theme for this year is “Transforming Tahoe.” We expect government leaders, local residents, business owners, real estate professionals, start-up companies, developers, investors and entrepreneurs will all be at this Summit. You won’t want to miss it!

The Summit will deliver:

  • Information on regional and national economic issues that impact the local economy.
  • Expert speakers on topics ranging from Housing, Education, Workforce and Community and Economic development.
  • Knowledge about Tahoe’s individual communities’ strategies to address these issues.
  • Learning through sharing adaptation approaches and successes.

LEAD

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Ashley Swearengin

President and CEO

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Ashley oversees the overall management and direction of the Central Valley Community Foundation, ensuring that CVCF makes progress every day towards accomplishing our mission: to cultivate smart philanthropy, lead, and invest in solutions that build stronger communities.

Ashley Swearengin is president and CEO of the Central Valley Community Foundation, a charitable foundation serving the six counties of Central California and providing over $100 million in funding to over 650 community benefit organizations over the last decade.  Prior to joining CVCF, she served as Mayor of the City of Fresno from 2009 through 2016.

As mayor, she implemented substantial changes to improve the delivery of city services, revitalize the downtown and urban core, promote business and job growth, address chronic homelessness, and stabilize the city’s financial position.  Before becoming mayor, Ashley led a number of economic development initiatives in the Fresno region, including the Central Valley Business Incubator, Fresno State’s Office of Community and Economic Development, and the Regional Jobs Initiative.  She holds MBA and BS degrees from California State University, Fresno.

Ashley oversees the overall management and direction of the Central Valley Community Foundation, ensuring that CVCF makes progress every day towards accomplishing our mission: to cultivate smart philanthropy, lead, and invest in solutions that build stronger communities.

Ashley Swearengin is president and CEO of the Central Valley Community Foundation, a charitable foundation serving the six counties of Central California and providing over $100 million in funding to over 650 community benefit organizations over the last decade.  Prior to joining CVCF, she served as Mayor of the City of Fresno from 2009 through 2016.  As mayor, she implemented substantial changes to improve the delivery of city services, revitalize the downtown and urban core, promote business and job growth, address chronic homelessness, and stabilize the city’s financial position.  Before becoming mayor, Ashley led a number of economic development initiatives in the Fresno region, including the Central Valley Business Incubator, Fresno State’s Office of Community and Economic Development, and the Regional Jobs Initiative.  She holds MBA and BS degrees from California State University, Fresno.

SPEAKERs

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Carl Ribaudo

President & Chief
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John Rice

General Manager
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Jennifer Merchant

Deputy CEO - Tahoe
Placer County
Roger Lee

Roger Lee

CEO Economic Development
for Central Oregon
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Mark Davis

Owner & Chef
Tahoe Pourhouse
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Alex Mourelatos

General Manager
Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort
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Andrea Clark

Vice President
The Pacific Companies
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Jack Paddon

Principal
Williams & Paddon Architecture

IMPACT

We’ve gathered speakers who are makers, shakers and disruptors working to shape the communities around them in powerful and constructive ways. Join us for these highly interactive and collaborative sessions to examine the opportunities for positive change in the Lake Tahoe region.

Summit VENUE

Located just a few steps from the water’s edge, the North Tahoe Event Center offers a unique vantage point, which will refresh and invigorate everyone in attendance at this year’s Tahoe Economic Summit.

​North Lake Tahoe Event Center
8318 N Lake Blvd
Kings Beach, CA 96143, USA

SCHEDULE

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8:00 AM

Registration / Breakfast / Networking

8:00 AM

Registration / Breakfast / Networking

9:30 AM

Why is Tahoe Prosperity Center hosting a Tahoe Economic Summit?

Heidi Hill Drum, CEO and Tahoe Prosperity Center Economic Summit Committee Chair, Roger Rempfer

9:30 AM

Why is Tahoe Prosperity Center hosting a Tahoe Economic Summit?

Heidi Hill Drum, CEO and Tahoe Prosperity Center Economic Summit Committee Chair, Roger Rempfer

10:00 AM

Keynote Address

Ashley Swearengin, President and CEO of the Central Valley Community Foundation

10:00 AM

Keynote Address

Ashley Swearengin, President and CEO of the Central Valley Community Foundation

11:00 AM

Break / Transition

11:00 AM

Break / Transition

11:15 AM

Panel Discussion: What makes a thriving community?

11:15 AM

Panel Discussion: What makes a thriving community?

12:15 PM

Lunch & Networking

12:15 PM

Lunch & Networking

1:30 PM

Small Group Discussion Sessions: (Choose two)

Housing: This session will provide a discussion opportunity to learn how Jennifer Merchant, Andrea Clark, and Jack Paddon are leading and positively impacting the housing issues in their communities.

Workforce Development: Learn and engage with Alex Mourelatos, John Rice and Mark Davis as they share new workforce development opportunities for the Lake Tahoe community.

Innovative Economies: This session will provide a discussion opportunity to learn from Roger Lee and Carl Ribaudo about transforming communities that rely heavily on Tourism.

1:30 PM

Small Group Discussion Sessions: (Choose two)

Housing: This session will provide a discussion opportunity to learn how Jennifer Merchant, Andrea Clark, and Jack Paddon are leading and positively impacting the housing issues in their communities.

Workforce Development: Learn and engage with Alex Mourelatos, John Rice and Mark Davis as they share new workforce development opportunities for the Lake Tahoe community.

Innovative Economies: This session will provide a discussion opportunity to learn from Roger Lee and Carl Ribaudo about transforming communities that rely heavily on Tourism.

3:45 PM

Wrap Up

3:45 PM

Wrap Up

4:00 PM

Happy Hour

4:00 PM

Happy Hour

IMPACT

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8:00 AM

Registration / Breakfast / Networking

9:00 AM

Why is Tahoe Prosperity Center hosting a Tahoe Economic Summit?

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Heidi Hill Drum

CEO
Tahoe Prosperity Center

9:30 AM

Keynote Address

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Ashley Swearengin

President and CEO
Central Valley
Community Foundation

10:45 AM

Panel Discussion: What makes a thriving community?

How should we define success? How do we overcome challenges? How do we incorporate different perspectives? These questions and more will be asked and answered by Ashley Swearengin, Roger Lee, and Andrea Clark, community leaders who have paved the way, and led, impacted, and changed their own communities.

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Devin Middlebrook

City Council Member
City of South Lake Tahoe

Moderator

12:30 PM

Lunch & Networking

1:15 PM

Break Out Sessions to Solve: Housing, Workforce Development, & Innovative Economies

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Heidi Hill Drum

CEO

Tahoe Prosperity Center

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Heidi Hill Drum

CEO

Tahoe Prosperity Center

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Heidi Hill Drum

CEO

Tahoe Prosperity Center

3:00 PM

Group Discussion on Leading, Impacting, Solving challenges

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Heidi Hill Drum

CEO

Tahoe Prosperity Center

4:00 PM

Close and Get Involved

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Heidi Hill Drum

CEO

Tahoe Prosperity Center

5:00 PM

Happy Hour/Cocktail Hour

CHANGE

We know a one day event can’t change the world, so we plan to continue the conversations from the Economic Summit and move toward action. We hope that the Economic Summit provided inspiring ideas and gave you information on how we can positively transform Tahoe. Most importantly, we want to see you get involved in that positive transformation. Please sign up to stay engaged in these issues and work with us throughout the year as we find innovative ways to solve Tahoe’s tough challenges. We look forward to getting stuff done with your help! 

TICKETS

Early Bird

$ 75
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Before September 1
  • Admission
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Happy Hour Function

General Admission

$ 85
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September 1 - October 10
  • Admission
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Happy Hour Function

Event Day

$ 95
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October 11
  • Admission
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Happy Hour Function

SPONSORS

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