Third Keynote for CONFLUENCE Announced! James Mayer of CA FWD


Providing us with a 30,000-level view of what the future holds for all of us as Californians, CONFLUENCE is pleased to announce that our Tuesday keynote speaker will be Jim Mayer, President and CEO of California Forward, a bipartisan public interest effort to bolster democracy and improve the performance of government in California. Jim was part of the team that developed and launched California Forward in 2008.  Previously, Jim was the founding executive director of the New California Network, a nonpartisan project to improve the state’s fiscal decision-making; executive director of the Little Hoover Commission, an independent and bipartisan state panel that reviews state programs and policies for efficiency and effectiveness.  And, for more than a dozen years, Jim was a daily newspaper journalist as a senior writer with the Sacramento Bee, a staff writer for the Bakersfield Californian and for the Press Tribune in Placer County.

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