Speakers Bureau

There’s a lot going on at the City of Redlands and we have a wealth of talented staff available to speak to your Service Club or Civic Organization.

A list of some of the staff and topics is available below. If you have a topic of interest in an area of municipal government that is not listed, contact us. Chances are we have someone with the knowledge and expertise to speak about it to your group.

To arrange for a speaker from the City of Redlands to address your group, contact Public Information Officer Carl Baker at (909) 798-7633 or by email at cbaker@cityofredlands.org


Speakers Topics
Redlands Police Department
Police Chief Chris Catren
Assistant Chief Travis Martinez
Lt. Mike Reiss
Lt. Rachel Tolber

Crime and Public Safety,
Community Policing,
Protect Yourself from Fraud and Identity Theft,
Never Alone: Safely Back Home,
Leveraging Technology in Law Enforcement

Emergency Management
Emergency Operations Manager Fay Glass Emergency Operations Plans for Your Community and Business,
CERT (Community Emergency Response Team),
Disaster Preparedness

Municipal Utilities and Engineering
Director Paul Toor
Street Pavement Management System,
Non-Motorized Connectivity Plan (Pedestrian, Trail and Bicycle Mobility Program),
Flood Control Master Plans and Impacts to the Downtown,
Regional Traffic Signal Synchronization and Redlands,
Public Infrastructure Planning and Implementation,
Traffic Calming Master Plan,
Redlands Passenger Rail Project,
Downtown Transit Center,
LED Street Lighting Conversion Master Plan,
Water Conservation and Best Management Practices,
Water History and Water Supply,
Water and Wastewater Regulatory Compliance,
Wastewater Collection and Treatment,
Tours of the Water and Wastewater treatment plants are available to your Service Club

Redlands Fire Department
Interim Fire Chief Rich Sessler
Battalion Chief Jim Topoleski
Capt. Rob Sandberg
Capt. Dempsy Chappell
Fire Marshal Penni Overstreet-Murphy

Ready,Set, Go! Your Personal Wildfire Action Plan,
Emergency Services, past, present, and future,
Pool Safety,
Juvenile Fire Setters - Recognition and Prevention,
Household Hazardous Waste/E-Waste,
Weed Abatement,
Home and Business Fire Prevention

Development Services Department
Director Brian Desatnik
Economic Development Manager Cruz Esparza
Development Process,
Redevelopment and Economic Development

Redevelopment and Economic Development
Director Chris Boatman Overview of the QOL Department,
Focus on Sustainability,
Integrated Solid Waste Management

Management Services/Finance Department
Director Danielle Garcia
City Budget

A.K. Smiley Public Library/Watchorn Memorial Lincoln Shrine

Director Don McCue
Archivist Nathan Gonzales
Local History,
Southern California History,
Abraham Lincoln,
The Civil War
Pam Karr, Youth Services Coordinator Children’s Literature
Trudy Waldron,
Katherine Gifford,
Friends of the Library
Adult Literacy

Human Resources Department
Interim Director Tommie Ng
A City That Works,
Volunteer Opportunities

Public Information Officer
Carl Baker Everything You Wanted to Know
About Redlands and Where to Find it

City Manager
N. Enrique Martinez Overview and Current Issues in the City