General Assembly & Economic Summit


2018 General Assembly and Economic Summit
The Imperial County Transportation Commission (ICTC) and the Imperial Valley Economic Development Agency (IVEDC) will be co-hosting the Imperial Valley General Assembly and Economic Summit on May 31, 2018 at the Old Eucalyptus Schoolhouse located at 796 W Evan Hewes Hwy in El Centro. 
Congressman Juan Vargas is confirmed to be the keynote speaker at ICTC’s General Assembly on the evening of May 31st.  A robust agenda is also planned for the Economic Summit. This year we are utilizing an online registration option. Please click here for online registration. 
For a sponsorship opportunity or for questions please contact Michelle Bastidas (ICTC) at 760-592-4494 or Judy Zaffuto (IVEDC) at 760-353-8332. 
2017 General Assembly and Economic Summit
To see the General Assembly's Program Click Here.
May 17-18, 2017
Imperial Palms Hotel and Resort
2050 Country Club Dr. 
Holtville, CA 92250
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2016 General Assembly and Economic Summit

To see the General Assembly and Economic Summit's Full Program Click Here. To watch the full event Click Here.

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Day 1:

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“Imperial Valley: State of the Economy”

Development Management Group, Inc.

Michael Bracken, Managing Partner & Chief Economist

“Team Imperial Valley”

Imperial County Workforce Development Office

Miguel Figueroa, Director

Imperial Valley Economic Development Corporation

Timothy E. Kelley, President & CEO

County of Imperial

Esperanza Colio Warren, Community & Economic Development Manager

“Access to Healthcare”

Clinicas de Salud del Pueblo

Dr. Afshan Baig, Chief Medical Officer

ANZ Clinics, Inc.

Dr. Alidad Zadeh, OD, CEO

"Bi-National Edge, Imperial Valley and Mexicali Valley, and the Cali Baja Bi-National Mega Region" 

 Calibaja Bi-National Mega Region Tom Topuzes, Chairman

“Access to Education”

CETYS University

Mario Dipp, Dean

"A New Era of Redevelopment"

California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development

Diane Banchero, Senior Business Development Specialist 

California League of Cities – San Diego County and Imperial County

Catherine Hill, Regional Public Affairs Manager

Kosmont Companies

Dan Massiello, Sr. VP, Public Finance

"Access to Housing"

Imperial Valley Housing Authority 

Andrea Roark, Executive Director

"Access to Capital"

USDA Department of Agriculture Rural Development

Matthew A. Koch, Business and Cooperative Program Specialist


Diana Moreno-Inman, Business Development Officer

North America Development Bank

Andrés Rangel, Senior Project Closing Specialist

"Access to Tools for Business Redevelopment"

AmPAC Tri-State CDC

Bradley Mix, Consultant

Employment Training Panel

Ryan Swier, Economic Development Analyst

Day 2:

"Working Tri-Nationally"

Consulate of Canada

Frédéric Fournier, Head of Office

Consulate of Mexico in Calexico

Carlos Flores Vizcarra, Consul

Imperial-Mexicali Binational Alliance

Tom Dubose, Vice-Chair

"Access to Sustainability Programs"

Renovate America/HERO Program

Josh Brock, Community Development Director

Imperial County Transportation Commission

Virginia Mendoza, Regional Transportation Planner

"Access to Infrastructure"

Imperial Irrigation District

Tim Berg, IID Deputy Energy Manager/Asset Management

Imperial Valley Economic Development Corporation

Timothy E. Kelley, President/CEO

Imperial County Planning & Development Services

Jim Minnick, Planning & Development Services Director

Imperial County Transportation Commission

Virginia Mendoza, Regional Transportation Planner

"General Assembly"

Imperial County Transportation Commission

Mark Baza, Executive Director











San Diego County Water Authority


Organized by Imperial Regional Alliance, Inc. 



2015 General Assembly and Economic Summit:

The General Assembly was held on April 30th and the Economic Summit on May 1st. It was our first since ICTC’s inception in January 2010.  We partnered with IVEDC and SCAG to carry out this event. The following presenters made the event dynamic and interesting: Assembly Member Eduardo Garcia, 56th District; Jim Madaffer, Commissioner, California Transportation Commission; Cheryl Viegas-Walker, Incoming SCAG President/El Centro City Council Member; Michael Bracken, Managing Partner and Chief Economist at Development Management Group, Inc.; Dan Massiello, Senior VP of Public Finance at Kosmont Companies; Christina Casgar, Goods Movement Policy Manager for San Diego Association of Governments; Bill Plourd, President and CEO of El Toro Export, LLC; Eusebio Arballo, Chairman of IVEDC and Public Affairs Specialist of San Diego Gas and Electric; Miguel Figueroa, Director of Imperial County Workforce Development; and, Bobby Brock, President and CEO of Imperial Valley Community Foundation. The event hosted 123 attendees. The link below has highlights of the event.

Highlights from Imperial Valley's 1st General Assembly and Economic Summit

Information on IVEDC's website


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