A video version* may also be found on
*Thanks to Mike Alifano for recording.
Brews & Views welcomed:
- San Mateo County District 3 Supervisor Ray Mueller
- Puente Executive Director Rita Mancera
- ALAS Founder Belinda Hernandez-Arriaga
- SMC Dept of Emergency Management Coordinator, David Cosgrave
- Half Moon Bay City Manager, Matthew Chidester
- Senator Josh Becker
For a discussion about the current and future state of Coastside infrastructure and supervisor Mueller’s plans for developing a Coastside Resilient Infrastructure Strategic Plan (CRISP).
In addition, the CA Assc. for Economic Development Recovery has completed the Economic Development Recovery and Resiliency Guide, written by practitioners and partners who have dealt with economic disruptions/natural disasters, and published The CA Rural Infrastructure Finance Guidebook
This event will be moderated by Lenny Mendonca, Former Chief Economic and Business Advisor at for the State of California, and founder of The Half Moon Bay Brewing Company.
Admission and snacks are complimentary. Beer, wine, and other beverages will be available for sale at the event.
District 3 Supervisor Ray Mueller
Ray is a California native and Bay Area resident for over 25 years. Ray previously served as a Menlo Park City Councilmember in 2012 and 2016 and served as Mayor twice. Prior to his service on the Menlo Park City Council, Ray served as Chair of the Menlo Park Transportation Commission.
Professionally, Ray works as an in-house attorney in the Emergency Response and Services sector. Prior to this Ray served as Chief of Staff to Santa Clara County Supervisor and former State Senator S. Joseph Simitian. His career includes practicing law both in-house and as a private litigator.
Rita Mancera is the Executive Director of Puente. She is passionate about increasing opportunities for low-income families and immigrants in the areas of education, health, and financial security in her own community, as well as advocating for regional policies that make communities more equitable and inclusive. Rita is co-founder of Familias Al Aire Libre, a group the introduces local families to the outdoors through hiking.
Belinda is ALAS‘ founder and a Board Member. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has a doctorate in Education as well as extensive experience working in community mental health in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. She is specialized in child trauma and Latino mental health. Also, she is committed to social justice advocacy and promoting healing through multicultural practices.
David Cosgrave is the current District Coordinator for the San Mateo County Department of Emergency Management. Prior to this position David was the Division Chief for Coastside Fire Protection District & unincorporated San Mateo County, retiring in July after 32 years of fire service. David serves as a Program Manager with CERT and is on the board of the Earthquake Country Alliance Bay Area.
Moderator, Co-founder of the Half Moon Bay Brewing Company, Former Chief Economic and Business Advisor to Governor Gavin Newsom of California. He is a Senior Partner Emeritus of McKinsey & Company and a Lecturer on Inequality at the Stanford Business School.
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