Filipino Appointed Commissioners
Hall B

Moderator: Jessica Caloza, Commissioner, Dept, of Public Works, City of Los Angeles

Panelists: Hon. Mark Pulido, Board Member, California Science Center and Commissioner, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

Faith Bautista, Board Member, Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund Community Advisory Board, U.S. Dept. of the Treasury

Joselyn Geaga-Rosenthal, Commissioner, Dept. of Building and Safety, City of Los Angeles

Susana Reyes, Commissioner, Dept. of Water and Power, City of Los Angeles

Want to serve your community and apply your experience to public service? Did you know that you could be appointed to a board or commission at the local, state, or federal level? This workshop focuses on understanding what appointed positions and commissions are, how to identify these opportunities, understand the process, and learn best practices from those currently serving at the federal, state, and local level.

Meet the Funders: Fundraising 101
Hall A

Jenny Delwood, Executive Vice President, Liberty Hill Foundation

Vera de Vera, Director, Leadership for Movements, Weingardt Foundation

Learn from leaders of foundations and corporations on ways to improve grant proposals, strengthen funder relationships, and to align your non-profit with current philanthropic priorities. 

Norm Y. Mineta Leadership Institute (continued), Census Messaging & Creating a Local Plan
Hall C

Eric Salcedo, APIA Vote Field Director

Marlan Maralit, Asians for Civic Engagement

Juanito Amor, NaFFAA FilAm Vote Coordinator

This workshop will equip attendees with the skills and tools to become trusted messengers and empower them to do Census mobilization in their communities. Designed as a train-the-trainer model, we will provide an introduction to Census, examine frequently asked questions and scenarios about the Census, frame our messaging on the importance of being counted and address privacy concerns, and create your own Get Out The Count plan. Participants will also share best practices on how to get your personal networks involved.

Event Timeslots (1)

Friday, August 16 – Civic Engagement
(1) Filipino Appointed Commissioners; (2) Meet the Funders - Fundraising 101; (3) APIA Vote NYMLTI (continued), Census Messaging & Creating a Local Plan