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Greater Irvine Chamber’s Linda DiMario Participates on Panel During Orange County Leadership Academy

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

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The Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies, a non-partisan organization dedicated to promoting Asian Pacific American participation in the political process, presented the Orange County Leadership Academy at Cal State Fullerton, Irvine Campus on April 6 – 7.

Attendees included current and former elected officials, those aspiring to elected positions and those engaged in public policy. Featured speakers included Congressman Allan Lowenthal, 47th Congressional District, Congressman Lou Corea, 46th Congressional District, Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva, 65th Assembly District, and mayors and council members from Santa Ana, Garden Grove and Alhambra.

Linda DiMario, executive vice president, Greater Irvine Chamber took part in an April 7 panel along with Steve Jones, Mayor of Garden Grove; Lisa Kim, director of Economic Development, Garden Grove; and Gloria Alvarado, director, OC Labor Federation. Topics they covered included the role of small business and economic development, economic development in public policy, workforce preparedness and readiness, and development issues.

“The opportunity to help inform current and potential public policy makers about the practical and essential elements of economic development was exciting. We were all encouraged by how engaged the attendees were in the discussion and the importance of the issues,” DiMario said.

The Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies was founded concurrent with the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus.

For more information on the Greater Irvine Chamber’s international and economic development work, contact Linda DiMario.

Category: Chamber News

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