Northern Waterfront Revitalization Public Forum

Forum Information
The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors and EC2 are bringing together the public and private sector interests in a public forum to discuss and promote the economic revitalization of the County’s Northern Waterfront, running from Hercules to Oakley. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about current and future economic development opportunities along Contra Costa County’s northern shoreline and network with business leaders, elected officials, and agency representatives. Click here to learn more about the Northern Waterfront Initiative.

WHEN: Friday, January 10, 2014, 10 A.M. to 3:30 P.M.
(registration begins at 9:30 A.M. with coffee and networking; lunch will be

WHERE: Antioch Community Center
4701 Lone Tree Way, Antioch, CA

Registration is closed. The event is full.

Click Here for printable brochure on the forum

Click Here for Market Assessment "Revitalizing Contra Costa's Northern Waterfront: How to be competitive in the 21st Century Global Economy" (Craft Consulting Group, January 2014)

Event Program

9:30  Registration and Sponsor Tables

10:00 Forum Convened
Master of Ceremonies: Catherine Kutsuris, Director,
Department of Conservation and Development

Welcoming Remarks
Mayor Wade Harper, City of Antioch
Contra Costa County Supervisor Federal Glover, District V
Contra Costa County Supervisor Mary Piepho, District III
Assemblymember Jim Frazier
Assemblymember Susan A. Bonilla

10:30: EC2 and the Northern Waterfront,  Dr. Sean Wright, EC2,  
CEO of Antioch Chamber of Commerce

10:50: Public Release & Presentation: "Revitalizing Contra Costa's Northern    Waterfront: How to be Competitive in the 21st
Century Global Economy,"
Gary Craft, Principal, Craft Consulting Group

11:20: Reaction & Perspectives: Panel Discussion on Report Findings
and Recommendations

Moderator: Stephen Baiter, Executive Director, Contra Costa County Workforce Development Board

Marc Grisham, former Pittsburg City Manager, and Owner/Operator
   Rodeo Marina

Tom Terrill, President & CEO, East Bay Leadership Council

Dave Collins, Assistant General Manager, East Bay Regional Park District

Darien Louie, Executive Director, East Bay Economic Development Alliance

12:00: Live Poll Session

12:15: Lunch Break

1:00: Federal Perspectives: (All Invited)

U.S. Congressman George Miller
U.S. Congressman Mike Thompson

1:15: GO Biz and the Northern Waterfront, Kish Rajan, Director,
Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development

1:35: Foreign Trade Zone: What it Means for Economic Development along the Northern Waterfront, Jim Maloney, Maritime Marketing Manager, Port of San Francisco

1:50: Goods Movement and Fostering Economic Development:

Moderator: John A. Coleman, Executive Director, Bay Planning Coalition

David A. Gavrich, President, San Francisco Bay Railroad

Lieutenant Colonel John K. Baker, Army Corps of Engineers, SF District

Ross A. Chittenden, Deputy Executive Director,
Contra Costa Transportation Authority

2:50: State Perspective on Goods Movement, Senator Mark DeSaulnier

3:00: Results of Live Polls

3:10: Concluding Remarks, Supervisor Federal Glover, District V

Thank You to Our Generous Supporters


Central Contra Costa Sanitary District
Contra Costa Economic Partnership
Delta Diablo Sanitation District
Ironhouse Sanitary District
Kaiser Permanente
Travis Credit Union
Workforce Development Board of Contra Costa County


City of Antioch
City of Brentwood
City of Concord
City of Hercules
City of Martinez
City of Oakley
City of Pittsburg
Contra Costa County