Speakers Bureau

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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

Redlands Police Department

Speakers:

  • Police Chief Chris Catren
  • Assistant Chief Travis Martinez
  • Lt. Mike Reiss
  • Lt. Rachel Tolber

Topics:

  • 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

Speaker:

  • Emergency Operations Manager Fay Glass

Topics:

  • Emergency Operations Plans for Your Community and Business
  • CERT (Community Emergency Response Team)
  • Disaster Preparedness

Municipal Utilities and Engineering

Speaker:

  • Savat Khamphou

Topics:

  • 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

Speakers:

  • Fire Chief Nathan Cooke
  • Assistant Fire Chief Rich Sessler
  • Battalion Chief Jim Topoleski
  • Capt. Rob Sandberg
  • Capt. Dempsy Chappell
  • Fire Marshal Vincent Anderson

Topics:

  • 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

Speakers:

  • Director Brian Desatnik
  • Economic Development Manager Cruz Esparza

Topics:

  • Development Process
  • Redevelopment and Economic Development

Facilities & Community Services

Speaker:

  • Director Chris Boatman

Topics:

  • Overview of the QOL Department
  • Focus on Sustainability
  • Integrated Solid Waste Management

Management Services/Finance Department

Speaker:

  • Director Danielle Garcia

Topic:

  • City Budget

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

Speakers:

  • Director Don McCue
  • Archivist Nathan Gonzales
  • Pam Karr, Youth Services Coordinator
  • Trudy Waldron,
  • Katherine Gifford
  • Friends of the Library

Topics:

  • Local History
  • Southern California History
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • The Civil War
  • Children’s Literature
  • Adult Literacy

Human Resources Department

Speaker:

  • Tommie Ng

Topics:

  • A City That Works
  • Volunteer Opportunities

Public Information Officer

Speaker:

  • Carl Baker

Topic:

  • Everything You Wanted to Know About Redlands and Where to Find it

Acting City Manager

Speaker:

  • Janice McConnell

Topic:

  • Overview and Current Issues in the City