Grab breakfast and coffee and join us for our first Good Morning SLO program of 2021. To preserve some community connection in this time of being apart, you’ll have the chance to interact with speakers by asking your most pressing questions. Zoom invite will be sent upon registration.
Thank you to this month’s featured sponsor:
January topics include:
SLO COUNTY’S V-TEAM
SLO County is rapidly progressing through Phase 1 of vaccine distribution and has engaged a task force of nonprofit, private and public sector professionals to help interpret the ever-evolving state and national guidance. Jen Miller, the Vaccine Task Force Coordinator, will share the latest on their work and what we can expect in the near future.
It seems as if every week there is another article extolling, lamenting or arguing about the masses fleeing California for greener pastures. Jordan Levine, Vice President & Chief Economist for the California Association of Realtors, will break down the data, discuss the drivers and touch on what we are actually seeing on the Central Coast.
Amid the national movement for racial equity and justice, the City of SLO declared racism a public health emergency and created a task force to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in San Luis Obispo. Beya Montero-Makekau, who helped guide this group, will offer a look back at where they’ve been and their recommendations for the future.
I AM SOMEBODY
Along with excitement, tectonic life changes can bring up questions about identity, self-worth and purpose. Through his work with Wilshire Health and Community Services, Bill Degnan provides a safe place to explore those feelings. He will share wisdom he’s gleaned from years of conversation and tools we can all use as we navigate our current shifting landscape.
COVID, WILDLIFE & BEARS, OH MY!
This last year has seen more people out of their cars and into nature, potentially affecting the wildlife that inhabits it. Dave Hacker, Senior Environmental Scientist at the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the person responsible for “darting” the Los Osos bear, will help us understand wildlife trends and share what happened when a bear returned to it’s namesake valley.
A HOLIDAY RETAIL REVIEW
Reports of the holiday season are showing better than expected retail numbers, especially from online sales. Jenny Kompolt, co-owner of Junk Girls will share a review of what the holiday season looked like from the ground, shopping trends they’re seeing, and how the team is adapting to the ever-changing retail landscape.
Thank you to our 2021 Annual Sponsors: