May 19, 2021

2021 Spring Virtual Conference

Day 3 - May 19, 2021




10:00am Announcements & Sponsor Information

10:15am-10:55am Legislative Update

The League’s Government Relations team will provide an overview of the latest action in both Sacramento and Washington DC. The Director of Government Relations, Andrew Martinez, and Jonathan Lightman, Consultant for the League, will provide an update on the 2021-22 Budget, focusing on the May Revise. Ryan McElhinney, Policy and Advocacy Manager for the League, will give a legislative update for the first year of the 2021-22 legislative session. Finally, Tom Downs, the Principal for Downs Government Affairs, will provide a federal update.

11:00am-12:00pm A Plan for An Equitable Recovery – Community College Finance Update 

Panelists: Lizette Navarette, Vice Chancellor, College Finance and Facilities Planning, Chancellor’s Office; Wrenna Finche, Assistant Vice Chancellor, College Finance and Facilities Planning; Natalie Wagner, Director of Fiscal Standards, College Finance and Facilities Planning; Hoang Nguyen, Director of Facilities, College Finance and Facilities Planning; and Keith Nezaam, Director of Fiscal Services, College Finance and Facilities Planning

California faces the dichotomy of an economic recovery that exacerbates inequalities for our most vulnerable residents while further enriching the wealthy. The state needs a plan for an equitable recovery and such a plan should include a commitment and investment in California’s Community Colleges. This session will address scenarios shaping the budget debate going forward. Attendees will hear information focused on supporting colleges as they implement the 2020-21 state budget. This session will also cover important fiscal updates from the Chancellor’s Office. Discuss the latest developments with regard to the state budget, fiscal and facilities issues and other topics of interest to CBOs.


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