Seminar 6: Focus on Southern California's Key Trade Infrastructure
The Leadership Southern California Class of 2008 transitioned from place-based to issues-based seminars with a look at Southern California's largest regional economic driver at the Port of Los Angeles and APM Terminals. Discussion topics included the San Pedro Bay trade gateway as a regional economic engine, an overview of the Alameda Corridor's connection to the ports and a look at the San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan.
Session 1: Orientation, Leadership Perspectives and Personal Development
The Leadership L.A. Class of 2008 kicked off its nine-month program with an orientation at the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce. Fellows discussed the concept of civic entrepreneurship and developing a personal mission statement. Click to view entire class roster.
The Leadership Southern California Class of 2008 discussed the future of the Southern California-Mexico relationship in San Diego, then crossed the border into Mexico where Fellows gained a better understanding of crossborder opportunities in health care at Hospital Angeles in Tijuana.
This seminar was made possible in part by a grant from The James Irvine Foundation and planning with Crossborder Group, Inc.
The Leadership Southern California Class of 2008 discussed issues and trends shaping the future of the Inland Empire and learned about the effect of the region’s changing demographics on civic involvement. San Bernardino Mayor Patrick Morris spoke on leading innovation and change in the Inland Empire, specifically with improving public safety through his crime-fighting initiative Operation Phoenix. As part of this case study, Fellows visited the newly opened Operation Phoenix Center in what was once San Bernardino’s most crime-ridden neighborhood.