Thursday, March 22, 2018

Zio Fraedos Restaurant
611 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill
11:00-11:30 AM Registration and Networking
11:30 AM-1:30 PM Lunch and Forum

The Industrial Association is fortunate to have
Supervisor Federal D. Glover, District V,
and Guy Bjerke, Director of Community Reuse Planning at City of Concord
as our March Forum speakers.


The status and future for the Northern Waterfront Economic Development Initiative.
The Northern Waterfront Economic Development Initiative is a regional cluster-based economic development strategy with a goal of creating 18,000 new jobs by 2035. The Initiative leverages existing competitive advantages and assets by focusing on advanced manufacturing sub-sectors in five targeted clusters (advanced transportation fuels, bio-tech/bio-medical, diverse manufacturing, food processing, and clean tech).

The status and development of the Concord Community Reuse Project for the Concord Naval Weapons Station.
The plan calls for over 65% of the area to be reserved for parks, trails and open space and for Mt. Diablo Creek to be restored. There's room for a tournament sports facility and a campus district. Housing, office and retail are to be clustered around the BART station and along Highway 4, with single family homes, townhouses, schools, community centers, green buffers and parks bordering the existing neighborhoods on the south side of the project.

FEDERAL GLOVER has been serving District 5 residents on the Board of Supervisors since 2000. He was chairman of the board in 2004, 2008 and 2013. He began his fourth term in 2013. Born and raised in Pittsburg, Federal has lived in District 5 all his life. After attending San Francisco State University, he began working for local industries including POSCO and Dow Chemical. At Dow, where he worked 22 years, he served in several capacities centering on training and safety. In 1996, he won election to the Pittsburg City Council. From 1998 to 1999, Federal served as Mayor. While on the Pittsburg City Council, Federal worked to improve the stability of the community. Under his leadership the City purchased its own Power Company and negotiations were completed for the construction of the new City Hall and a new fire station. He also voted to increase funding for citywide neighborhood revitalization, and established "Mayor’s Forums" where he encouraged open dialogue between residents and city staff. As a County Supervisor, Federal implemented several ordinances and beefed up county services that helped improve the quality of life for residents in his district and the rest of the county.

GUY BJERKE is the Director of Community Reuse Planning for the City of Concord. He’s responsible for overseeing the implementation of the Reuse Area Plan for the redevelopment of the former Concord Naval Weapons Station. During his career he was the Manager, Bay Area Region for the Western States Petroleum Association; the Economic Development Director for the City of Antioch; CEO of the Homebuilders Association of Northern California (now Building Industry Association of the Bay Area), a staff member for the Concord Chamber of Commerce and the California State Senate, and Mayor of the City of Concord. He has over 30 years’ experience in Bay Area issues through his governmental affairs work for the business community and the building industry.

Buffet Lunch

To register: Please fill in the following form; you will receive a confirmation email.
The cost is $40.00 for members, $45.00 for non-members pre-paid by March 19; $50 for all attendees after March 19 or at the door.

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