“Protecting Environmental Health in a Rapidly Changing Society”
September 18-21, 2017
Tahoe Hotel, 4130 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, California 96150 530-544-5400
Complimentary parking is in the back of the hotel, valet is available but not required.
REHS Continuing Education Contact Hours are available by completing a signed evaluation and turning it in before you leave.


7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
Breakfast - Garden Atrium 2

8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Executive Committee Meeting
Terri Williams, CCDEH President, LA Co.
Blaisdel Meeting room

8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Conference Registration
Stanford/Blaisdel Foyer

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
New Member Orientation
Blaisdel Meeting room
All New Directors/Members and Mentors

12:00 p.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Conference Lunch -Garden Atrium 2

Stanford Ballroom
1:00 p.m. - 1:10 p.m.
Call to Order
Pledge of Allegiance

1:10 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Welcome to Tahoe
Greg Stanton, El Dorado County
Supervisor Shiva Frentzen, Chair, EDC Board of Supervisors
Mayor Austin Sass, City Council, City of South Lake Tahoe
Dr. Nancy Williams, EDC Health Officer

1:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Keynote Speaker
Dr. Elizabeth Baca, Governor Brown’s
Office of Planning and Research

1:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
We are Not Alone: Perspectives from our Partners.
Dr. Mark Starr, CDPH;
Trudy Raymundo, CHEAC President;
Mel Knight, NEHA;
Kat de Burgh, Executive Director HOAC

3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Break

3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
What do the Millennials Think?
H Perspectives from the New Generation
Lizzie Urie, UC Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy;
Savannah North with PHI;
Samuel Diaz, OPR;
Diana Vazquez, Caleja;
Devin Richards, CCEEB.

4:15 pm – 5:30 p.m.
Trashing Landfills:
Christine Sosko, Sonoma County
New direction in Solid Waste Management:
Implementing SB 1383 and other organic management mandates
Mark de Bie & Hank Brady,
CalRecycle; Nick Lapis, Californians Against Waste;
Doug Button, South San Francisco Scavenger Company

5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Reception at Atrium 2

6:00 p.m. - 6:05 p.m.
Meet in lobby at 6pm (walk, carpool or shuttle to Edgewood)

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Dinner at Edgewood (group photo by the lake)
shuttled provided back to hotel.
Reception Sponsored by Alltech Services

6:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Breakfast – Atrium 2

7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Envision Steering Committee
Stanford Ballroom
Darryl Booth, Accela Inc

8:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.
The Next Food Frontiers:
Panel 1: In-home food service,
Host facilities/food vendors, and new trends in catering
Cynthia Wang, Airbnb;
Tom McCormick, California Craft Brewers Assoc.
Freddie Agyin, Los Angeles County;
Heather Buonomo, San Diego County

Panel 2: Charitable Feeding and other
CalCode reforms
Michael Balliet, Santa Clara County;
Kendra Wise, Santa Barbara County;
Wesley Nicks, Placer County

10:20 a.m.– 10:35 a.m.Break

10:35 a.m.– 11:50 a.m.
Did Someone Say Cannabis?
Clearing the haze of the new laws and Regulations
Amy Jenkins, Platinum Advisors;
Paul Smith, RCRC;
Asif Maan, CDPH

11:50 pm – 12:30 p.m.
Using Analytics and Social Media in EH
What tools are available and how to use them.
How to harness real time information in social media to
“predict” major violations and outbreaks
Freddie Agyin, Los Angeles County; Michael Balliet, Santa Clara County
Patrick Quade, Founder,

12:30 p.m.
Box Lunch at Registration
12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Networking Session (see flyer at
Biking and hiking

5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Reception at Atrium 2

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Conference Dinner at Fire & Ice Grill

7:00p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Evening Training Session
Preparing the EH workforce
Rebecca Ng, Marin County
Christine Sosko, Sonoma County
Local Drinking Water Oversight: Crisis or Opportunity
Jerry Sipe, Plumas County


7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
Breakfast – Atrium 2

8:00 a.m. - 8:55 a.m.
Brave New World: Living Building Challenge
Jeff Davis, Arch Nexus

8:55 a.m. - 9:55 a.m.
Water: Local oversight
Ray Ruminski, Lake County
Human Right to water; Consolidation;
and Adequacy of supply
Michelle Frederick, SWRCB
Bruce Burton, SWRCB

9:55 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.

10:10 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.
Haz Waste No More
Donna Fenton, Kern County
Karl Palmer, DTSC;
Lisette van Vliet, Breast Cancer Prevention Partners
Debbie Raphael, San Francisco Dept. of EH (invited)

11:10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
CCDEH/PHI’s Food Diversion Program
Savannah North, PHI

12:00 p.m. - 1:10 p.m.
Conference Lunch – Atrium 2

1:10 p.m. - 2:10 p.m.
Influencing Political Outcomes: Keeping
an Eye on Process, Partners and Priorities

2:10 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.
Emergency Response
Disaster Emergency Assist
Bill Jones, LA County Fire Dept
Marcy Barnett, CDPH

2:50 p.m. - 3:05 p.m.

3:05 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
HazMat Certification/CFB Update
Larry Lancaster, Cal CUPA Forum Chair, Humboldt
Bill Jones, Los Angeles County Fire Dept., Cal CUPA Forum
Gregory E. Vlasek, Asst. Secretary, CalEPA

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Excellence in Environmental Health
Finalists in EH who are meeting the challenge
Review nominations at
City of Berkeley: Adopting & Sustaining a Risk-based Retail Food Safety Program
Placer County: EH Alternative Approval Food Sources for the Homeless
Riverside: Annual HMBP Automation Leveraging Technology to increase compliance
San Bernardino County: Alice Virtual Receptionist System
Lake County: Major Fire Disaster debris removal coordination

5:00 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
Reception – Atrium 2

6:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Group Photo in front of Hotel steps

6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Tallac Ballroom (Formal attire)
Recognizing Excellence in Environmental Health Awards
Presidential Awards, Installation of the New Officers
Live music by “Uncle Lumpy & Friends”


7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
Breakfast – Atrium 2

Environmental Health Programs –
Administrative & Management Development Session

8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
CCDEH Website update – Nettop

8:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
S3 Food Symposium 2017
Evaluation Report

8:45 a.m. - 8:55 a.m.
Adopt By-Law Changes
Brad Banner, Calaveras County

8:55 a.m. - 9:10 a.m.
Treasurer Report

9:10 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Adoption of Committee Reports
Food Safety, Elizabeth Morgan, Chair
Solid Waste, Christine Sosko, Chair
HazMat, Jason Boetzer, Chair
Community EH, Steve Van Stockum, Chair
Water & Land, Ray Ruminski, Chair
IT Data Management, Linda Turkatte, Chair
Emergency Response, Wesley Nicks, Chair

CCDEH Representatives for REHS Committee, Larry Fay & Dave Conway

9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Training/Workforce Development

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
CAEHA Strategic Planning Session
• Financial Strategy
• Executive Director Report
• 2016/2017 Accomplishments
• 2017/2018 Action Plan
• New Proposed legislation
• Top Priorities

Closing Remarks, drawing and adjournment of the 2017 CCDEH Conference!  You must be in attendance the entire Thursday morning to qualify for drawing.

To receive Continuing Education Contact Hours (CECH) and receive your certificate, you must turn in the evaluation report and Session sign in sheet.