2021 Annual Summit

Transform Fresno Annual Summit

The Annual Summit is an opportunity to hear from Transform Fresno Projects and community members about the ongoing efforts, funded by the Transformative Climate Communities program. Attendees are able to participate in engaging sessions and get a taste of Fresno’s future.

Due to COVID-19, this year’s event was virtual. Visitors from all over Fresno logged on and watched as our panelists shared their updates and insights. Each session was followed by Q&A from the participants.

The Summit featured a keynote address from the City of Fresno Mayor, Jerry Dyer, and the Strategic Growth Council Executive Director, Louise Bedsworth. The Summit was capped with a spoken word performance by Alexandria Benn.

Transform Fresno Annual Summit, March 25, 2021

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Opening Session

Speakers: Louise Bedsworth, Mayor Jerry Dyer

Bike Safety

Speakers: Laura Gromis, John Honey, Cecilio Garcia

Shared Mobility

Speakers: Tara Lynn Gray, Keshia Thomas, Mary Ferguson

Planting Panel: Growing Herbs, Permaculture 101, Urban Management, and More!

Speakers: Nia Hodge, Chris De Leon, Miguel Ramirez

Become a Home Owner Now! The Myths Busted

Speakers: Abel Flores, Jackie Weedin, Mayra Delgado

Transform Fresno 101

Speaker: Courtney Espinoza

Business Development, Idea, Start-up, Thriving: Steps for success

Speakers: Erik Cherkaski, Glen Roberts, Juan Carranza, Sandra Vidrio, Rich Mostert, Victor Bribiesca, Curtis Williamson, Bernadette Rojas

Youth Perspective

Speakers: Dyami Hunt, Laila Harris, Michelle Gonzalez, Gabriel Guajardo, Shani Mayberry, Virginia Thao, Shawn Brown

Closing Session

Speaker: Alexandria Benn