2017 Annual Conference Program Information

2017 Annual Conference Program Information

We are looking forward to seeing you at the CALAFCO 2017 Annual Conference, October 25 - 27 at the Bahia Hotel in Mission Bay, San Diego! The program is full of value-added and diverse general and breakout session topics. To see the entire program, download the Conference Final Program.  (Please be patient as this is a large file.)

All session presentations in their full display mode and handout mode are available for download in the 2017 Conference Materials section. (Those posted are the ones that have been received to date. Others will be posted as they are received.) 

The Mobile Workshop will be an exciting adventure! We will visit the Carlsbad Desalination Plant, the largest and most technologically advanced desal plant in the nation. Also on tap is a tour of the adjacent Encina Power Station, a major supplier of electricity for the region. We will also learn about the new power plant project underway. The Mobile Workshop will end with lunch at the beautiful Marina Village.

We have a wide variety of topics and a fabulous lineup of speakers. General session topics include the presentation of a public poll on the perceptions of LAFCo followed by a presentation from marketing experts on helping us better tell our LAFCo stories. We will also hear how to avoid an ethical crisis (this is not your typical ethics session) and get a full legislative update. Breakout session topics include LAFCo funding, healthcare districts and LAFCos, Commission decision making (and how some make those really hard decisions), how LAFCos are dealing with local agencies' fiscal health (and the impacts of that to LAFCos), understanding expectations of Commissioners and Executive Officers, and unincorporated island programs. 


CALAFCO thanks all of our Conference Sponsors.   

Visionary Sponsors 

Best Best & Krieger, LLP


  Cucamonga Valley Water District


CV Strategies


 Lewis Group of Companies

Trailblazing Sponsors

  HdL Coren & Cone


Project Resource Specialists 

Horizon Sponsor

Imperial LAFCo

Supporting Sponsors

Colantuono, Highsmith Whatley, PC


Inland Empire Utilities Agency 


Mesa Water District


RSG, Inc. 

Hotel information

We will be at the Bahia Hotel in Mission Bay, located at 998 W Mission Bay Drive, San Diego.  All hotel reservations made at this point are subject to normal, nonconference rates. 


Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 13:30 to Friday, October 27, 2017 - 12:00
Bahia Mission Bay, San Diego, CA
All session materials can be found in the 2017 Conference Materials link