A Special Message from Your 2021-22 CALBO President


Dear CALBO Friends and Colleagues,

We made it! Welcome to a new and emerging year at CALBO, I’m glad you’re here. As we say farewell to last year and apply our lessons learned, I would like to express my gratitude to you – our resilient members. I have been honored by your support, personally and professionally, as CALBO evolved during these unprecedented times. From hosting a virtual ABM, to launching CALBO webinars, and wrapping up the year 2020 with the successes of the hybrid socially-distanced training, you supported CALBO. You are the reason CALBO is here, to support and promote our profession. Together, we are accomplishing so much, yet there is so much yet to do.  

Ahead into 2021, I’m looking forward to seeing more faces and fewer screens. This year ahead is going to give us many opportunities to make this reality happen. Kicking off this year with our hybrid socially-distanced “Summer Conference” is our answer to coming together as a profession. Please join us in Newport Beach in just a few weeks. We even added in a mini-education week to give you more reason to join us.  You can look forward to our core education weeks in San Ramon and Ontario returning, in addition to a full-scale annual business meeting next March in Los Angeles. Bring your smiles and your desire to reconnect, because we are all ready to put real pants back on and visit.

I mentioned our Summer Conference and mini-education week in Newport Beach is right around the corner, but I’d be remiss if I didn’t thank those who are working to make it happen. A special thank you to CALBO partners, sponsors, and exhibitors for your support and participation at this upcoming event. Your commitment to the profession and industry has been unwavering and I’m excited to see you in person. I know I am not alone in this sentiment, so thank you for supporting us as your community.  
Given capacity limitation and local guidelines, registration for the Summer Conference and Mini-Education week is available until next Monday, May 10. Hurry! I encourage you to visit the event webpage, register for an in-person or virtual day pass (or five), and spread the word that CALBO and CTI trainings continue to thrive.

On behalf of the CALBO Board, I look forward to seeing you either virtually or in-person in Newport Beach.  Let’s celebrate our successes and look ahead as we work together to advance our profession.

Until next time,

Shane G. Diller, M.P.A
Assistant Director, Development Services
City of Elk Grove