GSRMA's 15th Annual Training Conference

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Colusa Casino Resort

3770 California 45

Colusa, CA 95932

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Looking ahead, clarifying objectives, unifying vision!

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15th Annual GSRMA Training Conference

GSRMA’s 15th annual training conference promises the perfect blend of education and entertainment! The conference will be held on Wednesday, October 23rd and Thursday, October 24th at Colusa Casino, in Colusa, CA. We are pleased to present exceptional speakers who will deliver relevant subject matter in an entertaining manner.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Continental Breakfast/Check-in - 7:30 -8:00 am

Randy Anderson, e3 Professional Trainers

“Spreading the Vision”

One of the most difficult challenges of management and leadership is getting your team members to understand how imperative it is for every individual, team and department to work together in order to achieve key objectives for the entire organization. People will contribute more if they better understand how their efforts fit into the big picture.

Patricia Eyres, Eyres Law Group

“Tackling Tough Employment Law Risks: Lessons Learned from the Trenches”

Human resources and employment law risks are very complex and can become very costly. GSRMA members have full access to the labor law and employment practices expertise of the Eyres Law Group. Patricia will share information about the services offered and some of the lessons we can learn from hotline calls.

Lunch will be served 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Randy Anderson, e3 Professional Trainers

“The 25 Hour Day”

What if you could get more done without working more hours? What if you had time to devote to the truly important things in your life? What if you could reduce your stress by regaining control of your time and your schedule? Come learn principles of time budgeting and time management.

GSRMA Panel Discussion

“The GSRMA Risk Pool: So Much More Than Insurance”

As the GSRMA risk pool has grown in membership, it has grown correspondingly in staffing and services offered to members. Meet our staff and their focus areas and gain clearer understanding of the many ways we can benefit you and your district.

Evening no-host social hour begins at 5:00 pm, followed by dinner reception hosted by GSRMA.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Concurrent Breakout Sessions - Please choose ONE option per time slot below when registering.

8:30 am – 9:30 am

Website….What Website?

David Melton, Shareholder, Porter Scott and Sloane Dell’Orto, Founder, Streamline

Passed in 2018, Senate Bill 929 requires that all independent special districts in the State of California have a website by January 1, 2020. In addition, many laws that are already in effect can impact your agency’s website as well. Learn the requirements your agency must meet and the cost of compliance … and non-compliance.

Public Law Legislative Update

Sean D. DeBurgh, Partner, Cole Huber, LLC

As new laws come out of the State legislature at a furious pace, it can be a challenge to stay on top of which ones affect your agency. This session will focus on recently passed legislation and the bills currently pending in the legislature that impact public agencies.

9:45 am – 10:45 am

Mind Your Manager: The Board’s Duty

Robert Hunt, President, Hunt Law Offices

Interaction of an agency’s governing board and its management must include close collaboration and strong communication. Goal setting, availability of adequate financial, facility and manpower resources, are joint responsibilities. We will discuss the importance of a board providing adequate oversight and feedback to management.

I2P2 – Injury and Illness Prevention Program’s Role in Employee Safety

Juan Calderon, District Manager, Cal OSHA

Not just a stack of papers in a binder created only to meet government requirements, the IIPP plays a key role in keeping employees safe. Learn more about the contents and requirements of this important tool in your district’s loss prevention toolbox.

11:00 am – Noon

Developing Your Bench Strength: Succession Planning

Allison Bateman, HR Manager, CSAC-EIA

With a rapidly aging workforce and retirements on the rise, public agencies are faced with the loss of institutional knowledge and experience. It is vital that districts prepare for transition. Join us to learn succession planning best practices developed from a real world experience.

Cyber Insecurity

Rick Krepelka, COO and Sam Adams, Systems Architect and Analyst, GSRMA

Are you doing enough to secure you electronic systems and data? Doing so can seem overwhelming and expensive. We will take a high level look at cyber security and discuss some practical things you can do to help protect your systems and data from cyber threats.

Lunch will be served at noon. Options include lunch on-site or boxed lunch to go. (Please choose ONLY ONE lunch option when registering.)


There are two lodging choices:

River Valley Lodge – (530) 458-8844 – 3770 Highway 45, Colusa, CA 95932

Granzella’s Inn – (530) 473-3310, 391 6th Street, Williams, A 95987

Mention Golden State Risk Management Authority to receive the special conference rate.

Driving Directions

From the north –

Take Interstate 5 South to Exit 586 Maxwell Colusa Road. Take Maxwell Rd to CA-45 S. Turn right on CA-45 S. The casino will be on the left.

From the south –

Take Interstate 5 North to Exit 586 Maxwell Colusa Road. Take Maxwell Rd to CA-45 S. Turn right on CA-45 S. The casino will be on the left.


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