Greetings CALBO Community,
As we bid farewell to another eventful year, it is with great pride and gratitude that we reflect on the many accomplishments shared recently within our community. Your resilience, dedication, and commitment to excellence within our profession have truly made this a standout year for your organization – CALBO.
To the many of you who attended our Education Weeks; thank you. Our training events were again highly successful, offering members excellent opportunities for professional growth. Between the North and the South, we welcomed nearly 6,500 students at the 2023 Education Weeks. We trust that each of you found valuable insights in your courses which enhanced your professional expertise. Another sincere thank you goes out to the CALBO Training Institute Commission (CTI), instructors, course developers, facilitators, and moderators for dedicating their time and expertise in making these events a success. We further extend our gratitude to our CALBO Partners, sponsors, and exhibitors for their support and participation in CALBO. Your commitment to our profession is greatly appreciated.
In line with our training successes, in October CTI launched the Permit Technician Career Advancement Academy, marking a significant step in unlocking leadership potential and reshaping the future of permit technicians. Twenty-three promising individuals from across the state participated in the Academy. Going forward, these talented individuals will enhance their professional development through a series of webinars, refining their skills to meet the evolving demands of their roles. I invite you to join me in looking forward to their ongoing growth and success as the complete the rigorous work of the Academy. These individuals embody the future of our profession, and their commitment speaks to the strength of CALBO.
Our organization continues to serve as the voice for our members in Sacramento, while increasing the value of your CALBO membership by providing legislative resources to your jurisdiction. As you will see in the Capitol Corner Update, CALBO has had a strong year advocating for local government at the State Capitol, while continuing to expand the number of resources available to track proposed legislative changes. I thank CALBO’s Legislative Team for their steadfast efforts. You did not miss a beat.
Looking ahead, I’m thrilled by the prospect of reconnecting with all of you at upcoming the 62nd Annual Business Meeting, set to take place at the Renaissance Esmeralda Resort in Indian Wells from April 22 – 25, 2024. The Board recently concluded our final planning session and is now adding the final touches to an engaging program. Registration details for this event will be released in early 2024 and you will not be disappointed.
The coming year will bring numerous initiatives, events, and opportunities for professional growth. From educational offerings and legislative endeavors to community outreach, CALBO is set to lead the way, and your active participation will be the driving force behind our collective success. Keep a look out for these opportunities – some familiar, and several new.
As we prepare for the holidays, I am again humbled by your dedication to building safety, your communities, and CALBO. In the new year, I have no doubt that our members will continue to inspire and, together, we will make 2024 a memorable year.
Wishing you a joyful holiday season and I will look forward to seeing you in the prosperous new year.
Deputy Director, Development Services Department
City of Manteca