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RGS Workshop: Impact of Remote/Hybrid Work on Local Government

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The COVID pandemic fundamentally altered how local governments engaged with their workforces and customers. Now, agencies are navigating the response to workers and residents whose needs and expectations have shifted.

Regional Government Services (RGS) is hosting a workshop with city and special district executives from the RGS Executive Committee/Board of Directors and local government agencies, and senior RGS staff.

RGS’ Executive Committee requested this workshop to:

Share experiences on local government remote/hybrid issues
Explore how to build an effective culture that supports employee/community engagement and interaction
Generate ideas around various agency approaches. RGS will capture the workshop discussion

RGS Executive Committee/ Board Members include:
Dan Buckshi City Manager of Walnut Creek>
Liz Habkirk Assistant City Manager of Napa
Steve Rogers Town Manager of Yountville
Dan Schwarz City Manager of Larkspur
Brent Slama City Manager of Soledad
Hilary Straus General Manager of Citrus Heights Water District
Linda Smith City Manager of Dublin

Agency representatives may attend breakfast/public RGS Executive Committee Meeting in addition to workshop and lunch.

8:00 - 9:15AMEC Meeting
9:30 - 12:00PMWorkshop
12:00 - 1:00PMLunch & Conclusion
map of location of Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa

Workshop will be held on Friday, May 13 from 9:30am – 12:00pm at:

Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa
Carmel Room
400 Cannery Row

To Attend: Email responses to the attendance questions below by Friday, May 6. If you are unable to attend, please forward to one of your executive leaders in HR or community-facing department to serve as a delegate for your agency.

Yes, I will attend the Executive Committee public meeting.
Yes, I would like to have Breakfast.
Yes, I will attend the Workshop.
Yes, I would like to have lunch after the Workshop.
I have forwarded this email to the following delegate: ___________________________

Contact Richard Oppenheim, RGS Administrative Services Manager, with any questions.

We’d like your feedback!

RGS is seeking input about the impact of remote/hybrid work at your agency!  Take this brief 5–10-minute Remote/Hybrid Work Survey.

Interested participants can elect to have a summary report of the data collected at the end of the survey.


May 13 2022


8:00 am - 1:00 pm


Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa
400 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940


Rich Oppenheim
(650) 587-7313
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