That’s why we’re organizing our inaugural SeeClickFix: West Coast Workshop in Emeryville, CA! This will be a for SeeClickFix partners and interested cities to come together to spend a day to network, learn, and collaborate about the future.
SeeClickFix: West Coast Workshop
What: A 1-day, free event to bring together SeeClickFix partners, as well as other West Coast cities and thought leaders to network and collaborate around best practices for public services.
When: Thursday, May 19th
Where: Emeryville, CA
With workshops, fun activities, and more, it’s going to be packed day. All are welcome to attend — feel free to pass along this post to other civic-minded folks in the area!
In particular, we are thrilled to announce our keynote speakers — both innovative municipal leaders in West Coast local government:
West Coast Workshop Keynote Speaker: Libby Schaaf, Mayor of Oakland, CA
Mayor Libby Schaaf was inaugurated Oakland, California’s 50th mayor on January 5, 2015. A native Oaklander, Mayor Schaaf previously served one term as a member of the Oakland City Council.
A former Council chief of staff and top mayoral aide to Jerry Brown, Mayor Schaaf has two decades of public service experience that began while she was a young attorney leading volunteer efforts in Oakland. She later left her legal career at Oakland’s largest law firm to build and run the first centralized volunteer program for Oakland public schools at the Marcus Foster Institute. Mayor Schaaf eventually went on to become Public Affairs Director for the Port of Oakland.
She is honored to serve the people of Oakland and to help promote her hometown as the greatest place to live, work, play and do business. She is committed to revitalization that preserves and celebrates Oakland’s diversity and leads to direct prosperity for long-time residents and newcomers. Her four areas of focus as mayor are: holistic community safety, sustainable vibrant infrastructure, equitable jobs and housing and responsive trustworthy government.
West Coast Workshop Keynote Speaker: Dianne Martinez, Mayor of Emeryville, CA
Dianne Martinez is a resident of the Triangle neighborhood of Emeryville.
Dianne is mother to two preschool-aged children (Ashby and Adeline) and is a television producer with more than fifteen years of experience. Dianne also has extensive experience in the new media and gaming industries.
A daughter of Filipino immigrants who fled a dictatorship and received political asylum in the United States, Dianne was raised with a keen appreciation of the democratic process. A lifelong resident of California, Dianne grew up in an urban neighborhood of Los Angeles that, like Emeryville, is home to a diverse blend of families, students, young professionals, and both small and large businesses. Dianne is a product of the public school system, and she believes that our public schools must not only serve the basic needs of children and families from all walks of life—they must give all children the opportunity to develop and thrive.
As a homeowner, a parent, and a participant in Emeryville’s corporate economy, Dianne is eager to serve the interests of Emeryville’s residents. Dianne believes that local government should not be beyond the grasp of ordinary citizens. She appreciates the fact that in a small city like Emeryville, a relatively small number of residents can make a great impact.
When she’s not on the campaign trail, Dianne can be found enjoying Emeryville’s parks with her family (you may find her blowing oversized bubbles at Temescal Creek Park, Doyle Hollis Park, or the Emeryville Marina), riding bikes, doing yoga, and roasting coffee.