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24th Annual General Assembly

March 28 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Registration is CLOSED


The South Bay Cities Council of Governments (SBCCOG) invites you to participate in the 24th Annual General Assembly.

The General Assembly is an opportunity for the region’s thought leaders to gather, share ideas and discuss important issues. The theme for this year’s event is “Artificial Intelligence: Friend or Foe for the South Bay?” It will explore what artificial intelligence (AI)/generative AI is and the types of applications that could benefit cities. It will also discuss red flags.

This event is designed for elected officials (local and regional), city staff and city commissioners. Residents and the business community are welcome to attend. Attendees will hear from an array of speakers and have the opportunity to engage with representatives from AI companies and get hands-on with their technologies in an interactive exhibit hall.

This FREE event is made possible by the SBCCOG’s generous sponsors. Become a sponsor now and start receiving recognition immediately. Contact Rosemary Lackow at [email protected] to sign up for one of the following categories:

Golden Circle: $10,000  Patron $7,500  Benefactors: $5,000  Sponsor: $2,500

Speaker Presentations and Bios

Jacki Bacharach

Executive Director

South Bay Cities Council of Governments

Bio: Download

Philip de Souza



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Micah Gaudet

Deputy City Manager & Chief Public Safety Officer

City of Maricopa, Arizona

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Susan Gonzales

Chief Executive Officer


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Mark Henderson, Ed.D


City of Gardena, California

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Cedric Hicks, Sr.

SBCCOG Chair & Councilmember

City of Carson, California

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Christopher Jordan

Senior Specialist – Urban Innovation

National League of Cities

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Ted Lieu

Member of Congress

U.S. House of Representatives

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Dr. Peter Pirnejad

City Manager

Town of Los Altos Hills, California

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Rodney Tanaka

SBCCOG 1st Vice Chair & Councilmember

City of Gardena

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