Events and Webinars

CALED’s 2018 Webinar Wednesday
Professional Development Schedule

CALED’s Webinar Wednesday is free for our members. For non-members the cost is $55.00 per webinar. All CALED webinar’s will be held from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm (PST)

*Please note: If you have questions regarding your registration, please contact Jillian Boyd at least 24 hours prior to live webinar to receive a quick response.

Webinar Recordings

Archive List

To download a printable version of the 2018 Webinar Schedule please click here. Dates, titles, and descriptions are subject to change.

October 3, 2018

Brownfields Funding Sources
Learn about available funding sources to support brownfields revitalization projects in your community.

Noemi Emeric-Ford, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 9

Noemi has dedicated over twenty-five years of service to the U.S. EPA, working in Chicago and Washington, D.C. She is currently working for the Pacific Southwest Region (Region 9) in the Southern California Field Office as the Regional Brownfields Coordinator overseeing brownfields activities across Hawaii, California, Arizona, Nevada and the Pacific Islands.

Noemi’s presentation on “Keys to Securing Funding” will cover the types of assistance, including grants and other support, available to government entities, tribes and non-profit organizations through EPA’s Brownfields Program.  The information provided will help eligible entities get a head start on understanding the changes under the new BUILD ACT and how these changes will enhance funding opportunities.

Maryam Tasnif-Abbasi, Department of Toxic Substances Control

Maryam Tasnif-Abbasi’s 13 years with the Department of Toxic Substances Control has focused on community revitalization through the redevelopment of underutilized Brownfields properties. As the Southern California Brownfields Coordinator, she has facilitated agreements with developers, property owners and government agencies, leading to successful environmental restoration and reuse. Her role as a Project Manager is focused on fast-paced redevelopment , and she has completed such projects as the Riverside Ag Park in Riverside, Vivante Senior Living Facility in Costa Mesa, and the Studio 15 Housing project in San Diego. Additionally, Ms. Tasnif-Abbasi coordinates the State Response Program Grant, which provides funding to government agencies and non-profits for Brownfields assessment and planning.  She is currently a supervisor for the Site Mitigation and Restoration Program in the Cypress office. Prior to DTSC, Ms. Tasnif-Abbasi was a Senior Project Manager at the Bechtel Corporation for twelve years, working with both military and private sector clients.

DTSC will discuss the Revolving Loan Fund program, a low-interest revolving loan fund that provides loans to help developers, businesses, schools, and local governments perform environmental cleanup and redevelop brownfields.

Deepa Gandhi, EKI Environment & Water

Deepa is senior engineer with 16 years of experience in environmental consulting.  Her brownfields practice includes assisting clients to address environmental assessment, cleanup, and regulatory issues associated with property transactions and redevelopment at environmentally impacted sites.


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November 7, 2018
CALED Legislative Year End

Join CALED’s Legislative Chair and partners as they discuss this year’s legislation and goals for 2019.

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December 5, 2018
Trends in Retail

Hear what’s new in retail and trends impacting the industry, impacting local economic development.

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For a recorded copy of the webinar please contact Jillian Boyd.  Please note that some recordings may not be available.