Through its League Partner program, the League of California Cities provides an opportunity for outside organizations to support the work of cities while engaging in educational activities, policymaking, conferences, regional meetings, and networking events throughout the year. League Partners represent many industries and bring a unique perspective to city officials. Whether they are participating in regional division meetings, Cal Cities Policy Committees, or through various online or in-person educational forums, League Partners bring a valued voice to conversations around city issues.
League Partners gain wide recognition throughout the year at numerous events and conferences that draw thousands of city officials, as well as in publications such as Western City magazine and Cal Cities' website.
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Presenters: Keri Askew Bailey, Group Vice President, Charter Communications; Antonia Castro-Graham, Deputy City Manager, City of Fullerton; Sunne McPeak, Presiden, and CEO, California Emerging Technology Fund; Michael Santorelli, Director at Advanced Communications Law & Policy Institute, New York School of Law
The League Partner program is developing a list of Partner-led educational sessions that can be drawn from throughout the year to provide educational sessions for conferences, regional division meetings, or webinars. The ability to submit a session is restricted to League Partner members and is a direct benefit of participation in the program. Partners should submit session concepts and potential presenters via our online submission tool.
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Cal Cities Speaker Series: American Psychological Association CEO Dr. Arthur Evans on the psychological science of COVID-19
December 14, 2021 3:00 PM — 4:00 PMRegister
Committing to self-care has always been a challenge, even before the pandemic, which has dramatically altered our thinking about mental health, both as individuals and leaders. As vaccination rates increase and the holiday season approaches, and many are tempted to shift back into pre-pandemic routines, it’s important that we maintain, renew, and sustain our focus on mental health. We should build on the lessons learned during the last two years and acknowledge the long-term, community and system-level stressors caused by COVID-19. Join the League of California Cities and American Psychological Association Chief Executive Officer Dr. Arthur Evans for a conversation about how psychological science can help leaders work through continued uncertainty and other major societal issues, like the long-lasting effects of COVID-19. The discussion will also cover the role city leaders can play in supporting citizens through these ongoing shifts.
About the American Psychological Association
The American Psychological Association is the leading scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States, with more than 122,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants, and students as its members.
About the Speaker
Arthur C. Evans Jr., Ph.D., is CEO of the American Psychological Association (APA), the leading scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States.
Before joining APA in March 2017, Dr. Evans spent 12 years as commissioner of Philadelphia's $1.5 billion Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services. In that post, he emphasized data-driven, population health approaches that improved outcomes for diverse people with complex needs. This increased the system’s efficiency, saving more than $110 million over the course of his tenure that was reinvested to improve and expand services. The system in Philadelphia has become a national and international model, particularly for governments desiring to improve health equity.
Over the years he has received widespread recognition, including the American Medical Association’s top government service award in healthcare, the Lisa Mojer-Torres Award from Faces and Voices of Recovery and the Visionary Leadership Award from the National Council of Behavioral Health. He was also named as an “Advocate for Action” by the White House’s Office of National Drug Control Policy. A major emphasis of his career has been equity and social justice, for which he has received multiple awards.
Dr. Evans has held faculty appointments at the Yale University School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, and the Drexel School of Public Health. He holds a doctorate in clinical/community psychology from the University of Maryland and a master's degree in experimental psychology from Florida Atlantic University, where he was inducted into the university’s Alumni Hall of Fame.
About the Cal Cities Speaker Series
The Cal Cities Speaker Series features government leaders and policy experts sharing insights on big picture issues and trends that matter most to cities. Our speakers, like our cities, have diverse perspectives and Cal Cities is excited to provide meaningful dialogue that engages, enlightens, and inspires. The Cal Cities Speaker Series is free to members and League Partners.
Registration must be completed by December 14 at 12:00 p.m. This webinar is complimentary to Cal Cities members and League Partners. Nonmember cities and other government entities will be charged $150. Please note that registration is limited to 1,000 people.
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