• State of the Economy

Apr 9th, 2021 | 12:00pm

We would like to invite you to the Eureka Chamber’s inaugural State of the Economy webinar on Friday, April 9, 2021, from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm.

As our local business community begins to formulate tactics and strategies to move forward in 2021, it is important to know how we are doing and where we are going as a community. To shed a light on the well-being of the local economy, the Eureka Chamber has brought together noteworthy leaders from the state, county, and city to speak to area business representatives in an easily accessible and free online webinar.

Attendees will get to hear from Randy Weaver, a labor market consultant with the California Employment Development Department; Humboldt County’s Director of Economic Development Scott Adair; Eureka City Manager, Miles Slattery; and Eureka Finance Director, Lane Millar.

You can register for this event here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZhrYrwdYQaWR_g0cxO8Kyg

This event is free thanks to our sponsors the County of Humboldt and the Eureka Chamber’s Diamond Members: Advanced Security Systems, Bear River Casino Resort, and Chevron.

SPEAKERS AND TOPICS:

Randy Weaver is a labor market consultant with the California Employment Development Department. One of 23 labor market consultants statewide, Weaver provides labor market data for a five county area, including Del Norte, Humboldt, Mendocino, Siskiyou, and Trinity Counties.

 Weaver lives in and works from Humboldt County, offering data expertise for assisting rural and small communities with workforce and economic development initiatives and projects. His presentation will cover a review of labor market trends over the last 3-6 months; a summary of occupation and skills demand based on current online job advertising; and an overview of upcoming opportunities to grow the local labor market and provide training and employment for workers dislocated by the pandemic, such as aquaculture, cannabis, and green infrastructure projects.

Scott Adair is the Director of Economic Development for the County of Humboldt, California. Scott is also a former Planning Commissioner, Trainer, Business Owner, and Commercial Real Estate Agent. He also remains an active community volunteer. 

Scott possesses over eighteen (18) years of experience in real estate asset management and public/private economic development. Scott completed his basic economic development certification through BEDC (in partnership with Colorado State University) and he recently graduated from Oklahoma University's prestigious EDI (Economic Development Institute) program. He is also a part of the Eureka Chamber's leadership program, Leadership Eureka. His presentation will discuss current county programs and initiatives related to economic development.

Miles Slattery is Eureka's City Manager. Slattery was appointed as Eureka’s Interim City Manager in July of 2020. Then in December 2020 the Eureka City Council unanimously voted to execute an employment agreement with Slattery and he was sworn into the permanent position by Mayor Susan Seaman. Prior to his appointment, Miles served as Eureka’s Community Services Director.  He was hired in 2006 and previously held the positions of Project Manager and Deputy Public Works Director. 

Throughout a 24 year career in local government he has implemented and served on teams that created innovative and collaborative service models in the construction of public facilities, economic development, golf course management and unique social services programming. 

Lane Millar is the city of Eureka’s Finance Director. The Finance Department is responsible for providing the financial management of all City funds and maintaining the fiscal integrity of the City. Major activities include: Managing the City's investment portfolio; obtaining financing for capital requirements; financial analysis and reporting; budget management; revenue management, including billing and collection for utilities, licenses and other revenues; information services; purchasing; transit operations; and central duplicating and printing.

Slattery and Millar will discuss the state of our local economy and current marketing efforts for the City of Eureka.

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