On October 1-3, the Tulare County Association of Governments (TCAG) hosted the 10th Annual Fall Policy Conference at the Visalia Convention Center.
Nearly 175 public officials, transportation experts, planners, engineers, consultants and students descended on the convention center for two days of the latest and greatest ideas in the field of transportation and planning, networking and discussions with California’s leading experts in the field. It was an opportunity for the Valley to showcase its recent successes to the California State Transportation Agency, the California Transportation Commission and the California Department of Transportation, who were all there, providing keynote speakers.
The conference included a mix of organizations that came together to provide a balanced conference program on many issues that affect Central California. Among these organizations were the American Planning Association, American Society of Civil Engineers, the San Joaquin Fall Policy Council, the Self Help Counties Coalition, the California Alliance for Jobs, the Latino Water Coalition, the California/Nevada Cement Association and several colleges and universities, including College of the Sequoias, Fresno State and UC Davis, along with their allied associations.
Numerous consulting firms contributed to the program, as well as provided sponsorships that made the event possible. Quad Knopf hosted an opening reception at the McDermont Field House in Lindsay, and tours were provided to areas that significantly affect today’s transportation system.
The Merced County Association of Governments will host the conference next fall.