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August 2019

Notes from Ish

Ismael HerreraAfter almost 10 years of service to Fresno State and the San Joaquin Valley, I share with all of you that September 6th will be my last day as Executive Director of OCED. I will officially be joining the team at California Forward on September 9th as the inaugural Director of Regional Stewardship. The good news is that this transition is not a goodbye. I will have the opportunity through my new role to continue and build upon my collaboration with many of you here in the San Joaquin Valley. With that said, my colleague, Eduardo Gonzalez will be leading OCED beginning September 9th as the Interim Executive Director. You are in good hands with Eduardo! Many of the activities highlighted in this month’s newsletter edition have his fingerprints on them. He is also a good scout of talent, as is evident through his recruitment of this month’s featured staff member.

It’s been an absolute honor and privilege to serve and work with all of you over the years through my capacity at Fresno State. I look forward to the next chapter of our collaborative efforts.

Until next time…

Ismael D. Herrera, Jr.

Executive Director  

 

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San Joaquin Valley Manufacturing Alliance Quarterly Meeting

Date: September 4th, 2019
Location: Clovis, CA
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Register Today: 8th Annual San Joaquin Valley Affordable Housing Summit
Date: September 19, 2019
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Free Hands-On DBE Certification Workshop
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Date: September 20, 2019
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