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Irvine City Management to Detail 2019 Plans at January Economic Vitality Council Meeting

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

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The Greater Irvine Chamber’s January Economic Vitality Council (EVC) meeting will include a special opportunity for business and community leaders to meet with Irvine’s city management team as they provide an update on their plans for the upcoming year. 

“We are very excited to have the Irvine city management team visit the Chamber and share their vision and progress in-person with all our hard-working chamber and committee members. It’s a valuable opportunity for all those working to support the economic health of Irvine to listen, learn and collaborate further" said Linda DiMario, executive vice president, Greater Irvine Chamber.

Irvine City Manager John Russo will provide information surrounding plans and progress at the Orange County Great Park, Maryanna Marisheva, assistant city manager, will detail Irvine’s newly approved two-year budget. Pete Carmichael, director of community development, will present an overview of the city’s General Plan, and Mark Linsenmayer, director of transportation, will discuss transportation issues.

The upcoming EVC meeting is open to Chamber members and will be held Tuesday, Jan. 15, 4 – 6 p.m. at the Greater Irvine Chamber. The EVC meets biannually to share with Chamber membership and the community details of progress made by the council’s committees and task forces.

“For several years, at these twice-a-year EVC events, hundreds of committee and community members have contributed their thoughts, ideas, and solutions to keeping Irvine smart and vital. Some of those solutions have emerged from EVC committees and task forces to become the Chamber’s most effective programs,” DiMario said.

The Economic Vitality Council is the umbrella organization under which all Chamber-driven economic development work is conducted. It includes the Business and Workforce Development and International Development committees and several project-driven task forces. The EVC works to enhance the greater Irvine business environment, help businesses grow and expand, attract new businesses, and encourage collaboration that builds Irvine’s reputation and encourages startup enterprises. The Chamber's economic development work, committees, and task forces attract and engage talent and expertise from the business and education communities and government and non-profit organizations as well as Chamber members. Funding for the Chamber's economic development work is made possible by the Hotel Improvement District's (HID) voluntary assessment on sold rooms.

For more information and to become involved, contact Pepper Russell.

Category: Economic Development, Workforce Development, Chamber News, Community News