State of the North Bay Conference – Recover, Rebuild, Reset and Rise!

The virtual State of the North Bay Conference is on June 11th from 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.  In the midst of the biggest disruption to the economy in the last century, how do we get through this pandemic and reset the economy to fix inequities and make it more resilient for all people?  While they don’t have all the answers, our two speakers will share ideas and hope for a better tomorrow.

Dr. Micah Weinberg, CEO, California Forward, and Chris Dombrowski, Acting Director for the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) will provide new insights and fresh data on the North Bay’s economic resilience and what key factors are shaping our future.

Dr. Weinberg is the CEO of California Forward.  This cross-sector civic leadership group is committed to producing prosperity for all Californians in all of the state’s regions and to improving government performance and accountability.  Prior to joining CA Fwd, Dr. Weinberg was President of the Bay Area Council Economic Institute, the leading think tank focused on the most critical economic and policy issues facing the Silicon Valley/San Francisco region, and was a Senior Research Fellow at New America.

Dr. Weinberg’s writing has appeared in diverse outlets from the New York Times to Policy Studies Journal, and he has appeared on Fox News and NPR.  Dr. Weinberg’s work focuses on increasing the dynamism, resilience and inclusiveness of communities in California and throughout the nation and world. This requires all people to have access to the building blocks of the California Dream including economic opportunity, health and wellbeing, affordable transportation, housing and lifelong education, and a healthy environment.

Chris Dombrowski is Acting Director for the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz). He has served as the Chief Deputy Director of GO-Biz since 2019.  He brings over a decade of state policy experience to his role in the Administration. He has served as a policy consultant to then Lt Governor Newsom in his Lieutenant Governor’s office, including work on the Lt Governor’s 2011 Jobs and Competitiveness report.  He previously served as the California Director of Operations for Next Gen Climate Action and as a legislative aide in the California Senate for both President pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg and President pro Tempore Don Perata.

Join us to learn about the Next Normal and how we can work collectively to weather the turbulence of our economy and set the stage for the rise of the North Bay.

Tickets are $25 each.  To purchase tickets, go to

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