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Economic Development Board to Hold Annual Summit March 22 In Roseville

March 08, 2012

The Placer County Economic Development Board will hold its 21st annual breakfast summit meeting Thursday, March 22 at Sun City Roseville.

The Economic Development Summit’s theme this year is “Health & Wellness – Healthy Lifestyles Build Vibrant Communities.” Heath care is a primary target industry for job creation in the Placer County Economic Development Board Roadmap adopted in 2010.

The summit meeting is scheduled to take place from 7:30 to 9 a.m. in Sun City’s Timber Creek Ballroom.

This year’s speakers include:

  • Edward S. Glavis, a senior vice president at Kaiser Permanente;
  • Patrick R. Brady, chief executive officer of Sutter Roseville Medical Center; and
  • Maia Schneider, director of community development & government relations for the Tahoe Forest Health System.

The summit also will feature an awards presentation led by Bridget Powers, a city of Auburn council member and this year’s chair of the Economic Development Board (EDB). Each year, the board presents awards to recognize public and private-sector contributions to the county’s economic well-being.

Past EDB Chair and Placer County Supervisor Jennifer Montgomery noted: “Good health means more than seeing your doctor once a year. It begins with lifestyle choices like shopping at the Farmers’ Market here in Auburn, or going for a run or a hike at our local recreation areas. Good health stimulates our economy and creates jobs across a very broad spectrum."

The summit is sponsored by the EDB and organized by the Placer County Office of Economic Development.

The EDB is an advisory board that assists the county with its business attraction and retention efforts. It promotes the creation of new jobs and tax revenue and supports tourism, agribusiness, film production and workforce development initiatives.

The EDB has elected-official representatives from Placer County; the town of Loomis; and the cities of Auburn, Colfax, Lincoln, Rocklin and Roseville. The board also includes members who represent agriculture, education, utilities, manufacturing, tourism and healthcare.

The cost of the summit is $25 per person in advance and $30 at the door. For more information, contact the Office of Economic Development at 530-889-4016.