UCSB Economic Forecast Winter Event Set for Jan. 28

Santa Barbara County Assistant Executive Officer Bernard Melekian is scheduled to speak at the Jan. 28 UCSB Economic Forecast Winter Event.

The UCSB Economic Forecast Project Santa Barbara County Midyear Event, “Cannabis in Santa Barbara County: Taxation, Regulation and Compliance” is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Reagan Room at the Santa Barbara Hilton Resort, 633 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara.

A reception will be held from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m with presentation and panel discussion to follow from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Presentations will be followed by a panel moderated by Economic Forecast Project chief Peter Rupert. Click here for more information

Another speaker will be Bernard Melekian, assistant county executive officer who oversees public safety and criminal justice. He previously served as Pasadena police chief and Santa Barbara County undersheriff.

Bernard was selected as director of the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services by Attorney General Eric Holder from 2009 until 2013. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Cal State Northridge and a doctorate of policy, planning and development from USC.

Other speakers include Laura Sykes, chief compliance and risk officer at American Riviera Bank, and Jon Ohlgren, senior vice president at Radius Ranch Vineyard and Agricultural Properties.

To attend, RSVP to Kenneth Freeland at kenneth.freeland@ucsb.edu or call (805) 893-5148.

Posted Jan. 23, 2020.

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