California Consulting served as a sponsor for the ACSA Region 15 Quarterly Awards Dinner held in Burbank. The event was attended by several hundred school administrators from across the L.A. County region. California Consulting had an expo booth at the dinner.
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California Consulting Associates Dan Rodriguez and Mitch Star attended the San Gabriel Valley Civic Alliance lunch on April 23, 2016. Mitch is pictured here with Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon and Congresswoman Grace Napolitano.
Anthony Duarte, Board Member of Hacienda La Puente USD, California Consulting Owner Steve Samuelian, Orbach, Suarez, and Henderson, LLP, LACCD Board Members Mike Fong and Scott Svonin hosted an event for Mae Torlakson with special guest State Superintendent Tom Torlakson on April 26, 2016 in Monterey Park. Mr. Fong gave welcome remarks, Steve Samuelian introduced Tom Torlakson, and Mr. Duarte introduced Mae Torlakon during a short program. The event was a major success with a large group of community leaders from throughout L.A. County. Attendees included L.A. Latino Chamber of Commerce Chairman Gilbert Vasquez, California Association of African American Superintendents Association Executive Director Dwight Bonds, Richard Polanco, California Consulting Associates Rebecca Tam and Dan Rodriguez and many others.
California Consulting LLC is pleased to welcome the City of Baldwin Park as our newest client. Some fun facts about Baldwin Park are below:
- 1906 the city changed its name to Baldwin Park. It was named after Elias J. “Lucky” Baldwin
- As of September 1882, the first school house was built on the southeast corner of North Maine and Los Angeles Avenues in 1884. It contained two rows of double seats, a central aisle leading to the teacher’s desk, and a heating stove at the north end. Mr. Frazier was the first teacher. In April 1888, The Vineland School District was established according to county records.
- Baldwin Park is home to the first In-N-Out burger stand, opened on October 22, 1948. It was the first drive-thru in California and was replaced in November 2004 with a new building. The new In-N-Out University and company store opened in 2006 on Francisquito Avenue. Also, the company’s first meatpacking plant is located down the street from the locations at the company headquarters on Hamburger Lane. In/N/Out now has a second meat processing plant in Texas to serve their Texas restaurants.
We are happy to have a city with such rich history as our newest client.
California Consulting LLC Welcomes our Newest Senior Associate- Bay Area, Amiee Alden
California Consulting LLC extends a hearty welcome to our new Senior Associate- Bay Area, Amiee Alden. Amiee Alden has enjoyed a 20-year career in local, state, and federal government. She served as Director of Intergovernmental Affairs for San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, where she was the City’s liaison to Congress, the State Legislature, and municipal organizations such as the Association of Bay Area Governments, League of California Cities, and U.S. Conference of Mayors. She has also worked as Policy and Legislation Advisor for the San Francisco Department of Emergency Management, and as a Senior Field Representative and fundraising consultant for California State Assembly Budget Committee Chairman Phil Ting. Amiee began her career in Washington, DC as an aide to Congressman Henry Waxman, and later worked as a Public Policy Manager for the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce.
Amiee has a Masters in Public Policy from the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley. She is a member of the Municipal Managers Association of Northern California and a graduate of Leadership San Francisco and Emerge California. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and two boys.
California Consulting Director of Operations Shari Herbold commented on the announcement, “We are excited to welcome Amiee to our team. California Consulting has recently made major strides in the Bay Area serving various agencies as their grant writer of choice. Hiring someone of Amiee’s caliber gives us a high level, top tier Senior Associate in the Bay Area region. We are thrilled to have Amiee in a senior position with California Consulting.”
California Consulting Associate Dan Rodriguez with San Bernardino City School District Board Member, Dr. Barbara Flores, at the San Gabriel Valley Civic Alliance Sector Awards Luncheon held on April 23, 2016. California Consulting congratulates San Bernardino City School District Board Member, Dr. Barbara Flores, for her award at the event!
California Consulting Associate, Dan Rodriguez, attended the California Contract Cities Board of Directors Meeting at the Pico Rivera Sports Arena on April 20, 2016.
California Consulting LLC is pleased to announce our client, Azusa Unified School District, was awarded the CDE California State Preschool Program (CSPP) Expansion Funds grant for $412,462! Congratulations to Azusa Unified School District and Senior Education Project Manager, John Walkup, for writing the successful application.
On April 21, 2016 California Consulting Senior Associate (Bay Area) Amiee Alden attended the Association of Bay Area Governments General Assembly meeting (ABAG). ABAG is composed of all of the major governmental entities and cities in the bay area. California Consulting was pleased to have a booth and serve as a sponsor for the ABAG General Assembly and support the good work ABAG performs for bay area local governments!