ValleyVOTE Meeting Announcement – Monday, June 16, 2014

Plan to attend our monthly meeting on Mon., June 16 featuring City of Los Angeles Councilmember, Mitch Englander.

Place: Galpin Ford – 2nd floor meeting room
15555 Roscoe Blvd (at the 405)
Parking: Free parking in the Galpin Lot on the West side of Orion
Please do not park in the customer service areas.

June Monthly Meeting Agenda

6:30 pm Networking

6:50 pm Introductions
- Pledge

7:00 pm Valley VOTE Committees
Membership – Joe Vitti
Real Estate – Vic Viereck
Transportation – Bart Reed
LAWA – Denny Schneider

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7:15 pm to 8:00 pm
Councilmember Mitch Englander
Presentation and questions.

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8:00 pm – 8:45 pm
Desiree Portillo-Rabinov, Transportation Planning Manager, Metro
Presentation and questions

Invited Speaker for the May 19, 2014 Valley VOTE Meeting

Marcie Edwards

Marcie Edwards

On Jan 30, 2014  Anaheim City Manager Marcie Edwards was nominated by Mayor Eric Garcetti to be the next General Manager of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. In February the Los Angeles City Council approved Marcie Edwards as the new General Manager of the largest municipal utility in the US.

Edwards began working at LADWP in 1976 at age 19 as a clerk typist, rising to the position of assistant general manager for the marketing and the customer service business units. She has deep roots within the DWP as her father and grandfather both worked at the DWP.

She left LADWP in December 2000 to serve as general manager of Anaheim’s municipal water and electric utility. In her new position, Edwards faces the challenge of maintaining relations with the department’s strong labor coalition as well as balancing capital investments in infrastructure with state mandates on sustainability.

“I truly think you’re going to see more change in the next 10 to 15 years than we’ve seen in the last 50. That’s because the proliferation of disaggregated renewable technologies is ultimately going to change the way that electricity is built, bought, sold, and transmitted. ” Marcie Edwards