Cracking the Government Code is a new event series designed to get you answers your questions and share shortcuts to more quickly and easily shape the community you love. If you’re someone who wants to get involved and help craft the future you want to see, this series was designed for you.
Session 5 | Be the change: How ‘normal residents’ can get involved and shape their community
Guided by Cal Poly’s Dr. Matt Moore, Be the change will equip and inspire you to level up your engagement by working smarter – not necessarily harder. Panel guests will share their experiences and advice for getting involved, staying motivated and integrating advocacy and service with the rest of your life.
Vice Mayor, Erica A. Stewart was elected to the SLO City Council in November 2018 — making history as the first African American elected in the city’s history. Professionally, she is the Assistant Director of Personnel & Marketing for Campus Health & Wellbeing at Cal Poly.
In line with her passion of helping people improve their lives, the vice mayor has served as a County Commissioner, President of HRCC, steering committee member for the City of SLO’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Taskforce and as President of the Cal Poly Alumni Association board.
Cracking the Government Code Series:
Join us the first Thursday of every month May through September as we promise to deliver interactive, fast paced and informative sessions featuring subject matter experts who’ve been in the trenches, are willing to share their knowledge, and answer your questions through our series sessions:
- Session 1 – Government 101 | Basics of getting involved, decoding language, procedures and practices that you’ll encounter
- Session 2 – Who does what? | The differences between State vs County vs City and who has the most power to impact different issues
- Session 3 – Power of the purse | Budget process, priorities and possibilities
- Session 4 – Planning for the future | The impact urban planning choices have on the economy, culture and environment
Cracking the Government Code is also an opportunity to create lasting connections and share ideas in a safe, fun, and collaborative space — those that register for the full series will have an opportunity to have a one-on-one with a guest speaker and get personalized advice, insight and perspective to help further their goals.
Thank you to our sponsors: