Filed Under: Eye on the City
- Downtown Sacramento Partnership hosted the 21st annual State of Downtown breakfastOn January 22, Downtown Sacramento Partnership hosted the 21st annual State of Downtown breakfast for more than 800 local community and business leaders to celebrate downtown progress made in the last year and be inspired for what’s to come. Alongside a very special JVance Stewart Community Service Award presentation in memoriam of board member Ali Youssefi for his commitment to making the city a better place for everyone, Michael Ault, executive director of the Downtown Partnership, shared new economic benchmarks building value in downtown. Former Deputy Mayor of Seattle Kate Joncas challenged the group to think big in the next decade and Mayor Darrell Steinberg announced Ron Burkle joined Sacramento Republic FC as lead investor to strengthen its MLS bid and hopes of a soccer stadium and entertainment district in the Railyards. Kaiser Permanente also announced they have finalized the purchase of 18 acres in the Railyards, where they will build a new state-of-the-art medical center. 2019 will be an exciting year for Sacramento!
American River Parkway Foundation Summer Solstice Dinner and AuctionOn June 22, the Summer Solstice Dinner and Auction benefiting the American River Parkway Foundation was held at William B Pond Park. 300 guests and volunteers gathered together to support the American River Parkway Foundation at the 5th Annual Summer Solstice Dinner & Auction. Proceeds benefit the Parkway Foundation’s ongoing natural habitat restoration efforts along the American River Parkway. A dedicated portion of the proceeds will be used to build permanent restrooms at the Campfire Outdoor Educational Site at River Bend Park to allow schools to utilize the site for overnight activities.
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She Shares Conversation with three Women from the Capitol in Governor Newsom Administration.She Shares on June 20th at the Sheraton Hotel, featured the top three women in Governor Newsom’s administration; Chief of Staff Ann O’Leary, Cabinet Secretary Ana Matosantos, and Legal Affairs Secretary Catherine Lhamon. Each of them has an incredible resume of working for President’s, Vice President’s, Presidential Candidates and different Governor’s. They shared their stories of how they got where they are today and what inspires them to be public servants. It was a candid conversation with women who don’t usually share their stories. Monica Lozano, seasoned journalist and CEO of the College Futures Foundation, moderated it. She Shares is in its 8th season. She Shares is a Sacramento based conversation series featuring trailblazing women leaders who have created a lasting impact for women in California and beyond. Each conversation is a candid and unrehearsed exchange with a prominent journalist moderator. She Shares events provide an opportunity for business and cultural leaders, public figures, elected officials and other professionals to network and to be inspired by the person journey of the keynote speaker. It also provides an opportunity for the next generation of women leaders to be mentored by accomplished professionals through our mentorship program.