Registration closes Tuesday for the Journal’s Building the North Bay Construction Industry Conference which hosts government and building industry officials on the progress of the rebuilding efforts following the October wildfires.
“The entire program is focused on the state of the fire recovery, where it is headed in the coming months and the housing emergency,” said Journal Publisher Brad Bollinger
Representatives of the Napa and Sonoma County board of supervisors join mayors from key Sonoma County cities on the panel discussing the Housing Crisis. Thousands of homes were lost the October fires, escalating an existing North Bay housing shortage.
The panel features James Gore, Sonoma County Board of Supervisors Chairman; Mary Grace Pawson, PE, director of Development/Chief Engineer for the City of Rohnert Park; Bruce Okrepkie, CIC, mayor of the Town of Windsor; David Glass, Petaluma mayor; Chris Coursey, Santa Rosa mayor; and Brad Wagenknecht, chairman of the Napa County Board of Supervisors.
In addition, Keith Woods, CEO of the North Bay Builders Exchange, leads a discussion by local builders on current and future rebuilding projects. Panelists are: Marc Bovet, CEO, BONE Structure; Doug Hilberman, principal Axia Architects; Andy Christopherson, Synergy Group; and David Leff, founder and CEO of Leff Construction Design Build.
Also speaking will be attorney Amy Bach, executive director and co-founder of United Policyholders, a nonprofit which advocates for pro-consumer laws and policies related to insurance.
Registration for the event is at 8 a.m. The conference takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency Sonoma Wine Country in Santa Rosa. Cost is $70 per person or $715 for a table of 10. To register: nbbj.news/Constr18 or call 707-521-5270.
The event is underwritten by Ghilotti Construction. Major sponsors are Cornerstone Properties, George Petersen Insurance Agency, Ghilotti Bros. Construction, Midstate Construction Corporation and Wright Contracting with corporate sponsorship by Marin Builders Association, North Coast Builders Exchange and SOMO Construction.