Winter Forum

Turning Division Into Action
Friday, March 17, 20172017WinterForumFlyer_wPanelists_CGL_500
8:30 am – 4:00 pm Check-in begins at 8:00 am

Mill Valley Recreation Center
180 Camino Alto
Mill Valley, CA 94941

Registration Rates
MMANC Member – $70
Nonmember – $90
MMANC Student Member – $45

Online Registration

Event Flyer for more information.

Networking Mixer
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Cantina
651 E. Blithedale Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941


8:00 am Check-In Opens
8:30 am – 8:45 am Introduction and Opening Remarks
8:45 am – 11:45 am Keynote – Grande Lum, Divided Community Project
CGL Certified Elective – Community Engagement
11:45 am – 1:00 pm Lunch and MMANC Annual Awards Ceremony
Afternoon Track 1
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm  21st Century Policing and Community Relations
Afternoon Track 2
1:00 pm – 2:15 pm  Affordable Housing Panel
2:15 pm – 4:00 pm  Homelessness Policy Panel

Session Descriptions

Grande Lum / Divided Community Project (DCP) / Biography / Presentation
Grande Lum is the Director of the Divided Community Project (DCP), an organization with the mission to strengthen communities so they can transform division into positive action. Lum served previously as the former Director of the Community Relations Service (CRS) at the United States Department of Justice. Lum has guided key policy during a time when race and law enforcement reemerged as a critical national priority.

Followed by a facilitated discussion and workshop with

Surlene Grant / Unity in the Community, San Leandro / Biography / Presentation
Trained facilitator and experienced local government and community relations professional Surlene Grant will be leading an interactive session addressing implicit biases both on the side of government officials and the public we serve. Unity in the Community is a group of community members that works to eliminate racism while celebrating and embracing diversity.

21st Century Policing and Community Relations / Presentation
This panel of experts on law enforcement from throughout the Bay Area will explore how cities in the region can work towards implementing the recommendations outlined in the Federal Task Force on 21st Century Policing; provide examples of how communities have analyzed police data to make decisions on rebuilding police-community relationships; and discuss how city management can work with law enforcement to move forward policy and procedure changes that improve community relationships.
Eric Jones / Chief of Police, City of Stockton / Biography
Kurt Wilson / City Manager, City of Stockton / Biography
Rebecca Hetey, PhD / Social Psychology, Stanford University / Biography

Affordable Housing Panel 
/ Linda Mandolini PresentationLeeLee Thomas Presentation
Join us for an interactive conversation with a variety of viewpoints on the affordable housing crisis. Learn more about the current housing situation in the Bay Area, why an affordable housing crisis exists, and how different Bay Area local governments are addressing this issue, from this panel of experts featuring housing developers, affordable housing advocates, and municipal development agencies.
Linda Mandolini / President, Eden Housing / Biography
Leelee Thomas / Planning Manager, County of Marin / Biography
Greg McConnell / Jobs and Housing Coalition / Biography
Moderator: Mark Hamilton / Housing Program Supervisor, City of Merced / Biography

Homelessness Policy Panel / Mart Fleetwood PresentationAndrew Hening and Carrie Sager Presentation
This panel features leading experts working on the complex issue of homelessness, both from the lens of those working directly for local government, and those working for organizations and service providers. In addition to discussing the barriers to success, the panel will focus on real solutions and best practices.
Marty Fleetwood / Founder and Executive Director, HomeBase / Biography
Louis Chicoine / Executive Director, Abode Services / Biography
Andrew Hening / Director of Homeless Planning and Outreach, City of San Rafael / Biography
Carrie Sager / Homelessness Policy Coordinator, County of Marin / Biography