October 6-7, 2023
Black Oak Casino Resort Hotel, Tuolumne, California
For room reservations at the Black Oak Hotel, use the code 7846 to receive your discounted room rate of $139/night for 2 queens or 1 king bed. The hotel has only promised to hold these rooms for us through September 21, so please try to register by that date.
Schedule of Events:
Friday, Oct. 6, 2023, Black Oak Hotel Conference Room:
|9:00am||Welcome Tracie Riggs, Tuolumne County Administrative Officer; Kathleen Haff, Chairperson, Board of Supervisors, Fourth District; David Goldemberg, Supervisor, District One.|
Blue Zones Project (BZP) - Kristi Conforti, Public Policy Advocate, BZP Tuolumne County, Cathy Parker, Director, Wellbeing, Adventist Health Sonora and BZP Local Sponsor. A worldwide research project was done in the places around the world where people lived the longest and were the healthiest. The results showed four core lifestyle values that impact longevity the most: Move Naturally, Right Outlook, Eat Wisely, and Connect. The Blue Zones is teaching us how these core philosophies can be incorporated into our communities through planning processes, as well as into our own lives.
Habitat for Humanity - Trinity Abila
Habitat - restoring hope and dignity through innovative solutions, community collaboration and a holistic approach to housing.
CEQA Update - Melanie McCavour, EIA professional and Lecturer at Cal Poly Humboldt.
Planning Commissioner Boot Camp - Dave Ruby, Planning Manager - Tuolumne County
|2:05pm||Golden State Natural Resources - Carolyn Jhajj. - Communications Director, and Arthur Wylene, Legal Counsel.
“Procuring and processing excess biomass into wood pellets for use in renewable energy regeneration.”
Heartwood Tuolumne Biomass - David Schmidt
We make our products out of the wood others throw away, like scrap from forest waste, forest thinning, and wildfire mitigation projects. The result is wood that not only helps preserve our forests, buthelps preserve jobs in our rural community.”
|3:25pm||Yosemite Clean Energy - Tom Hobby, Sherri Brennan Yosemite Clean Energy utilizes state-of-the-art technology and partners with local communities to transform wood waste into renewable, affordable, zero-emission fuels to restore and strengthen the environment|
UC Agriculture and Natural Resources University of California Cooperative Extension - Cindy Chen
The presentation will provide an overview of current research progress of renewable bio products and wood products. The presentation will also discuss opportunities for community and economic development in these sectors while reaching the state’s long-term goals of wildfire fuel reduction.
|4:25pm||Adjourn - Dinner/evening on your own.|
Saturday, October 7, 2023 - Field Trip
|8:00am||Breakfast and Load onto bus|
|9:00am||Leave for Twain Harte Community Service District - Tom Trott, General Manager and Dave Ruby, Planning Manager, Tuolumne County A collaborative, multi-agency storm water capture and groundwater recharging project with multiple layers of infrastructure and public play and educational spaces.|
Tour the proposed Habitat for Humanity project for senior citizens to be able to age in place. The project plans incorporate the philosophies of Blue Zones - a lifetime of movement, social connectivity and purpose. The building materials will be provided by a company in Oregon using 3D Technologies. Rounded corners to accommodate walkers or wheelchairs are not an issue with 3D printing.
|11:30am||Tour of Blue Mountain Minerals by John Salkowski, General Manager|
Lunch and General Meeting at the City Hotel in Columbia Historical State Park (Menu)
|2:00pm||Explore Columbia State Park|
|3:00pm||Wine tasting at Inner Sanctum Cellars Winery|
|4:30pm||Return to Black Oak Casino and Hotel|
They will be speaking on State issues pertinent to counties.
For room reservations at the Black Oak Hotel, use the code 7846 to receive your discounted room rate of $139/night for 2 queens or 1 king bed.The hotel has only promised to hold these rooms for us through September 21, so please try to register by that date.
“I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something, and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.” --Edward Everett Hale
Thank You! We express heartfelt gratitude to our donors who have contributed to help support the 2022 CCPCA program:
- The Stanislaus Foundation, E. & J. Gallo Fund
- Patrick Wallner, Wallner Plumbing
- Blue Mountain Minerals
- Stephen B Campbell