SGVCOG General Assembly

The San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments (SGVCOG) proudly presented its 2019 General Assembly on Wednesday, April 10, 2019. This event brought together elected officials, city staff, and community leaders to address the future of the San Gabriel Valley. Additionally, the General Assembly highlighted regional partnerships and efforts to develop sustainable solutions in addressing key challenges facing the region, including transportation, homelessness, and the environment.


Professionals and industry experts discussed case studies and projects in topics such as stormwater projects, homelessness solutions, micromobility projects, curbside management, workforce development, economic development, and electric vehicle charging. Questions regarding the General Assembly can be directed to or (626) 457-1800. 







Keynote Speaker

Larry Kosmont, CRE

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Kosmont Companies


Larry Kosmont has over 40 years of experience around public-private financial structuring, negotiation, development, and management of real estate and public finance transactions exceeding $12 billion. He has assisted hundreds of municipalities in public finance and real estate projects such as large-scale economic development programs.

Featured Speakers

Daniel J. Lafferty, P.E.

Deputy Director, Los Angeles County Department of Public Works 

Dan Lafferty has over 30 years of experience working for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works. He is responsible for managing the Los Angeles County Flood Control District, stormwater quality compliance efforts within the County’s unincorporated areas, and the Los Angeles County Waterworks Districts.

Anne Miskey

Chief Executive Officer, Union Station Homeless Services

Anne Miskey is a nationally-recognized expert on strategic, innovative, and effective solutions to ending homelessness. She has over 25 years of experience working with both the private and nonprofit sectors to end major social problems. Ms. Miskey is also the former Chief Executive Officer of the Downtown Women's Center. 

Jeremy Klop, AICP

Principal, Fehr & Peers

With over 20 years of experience in multimodal transportation planning, traffic operations, and community engagement, Jeremy Klop has led many award-winning transportation plans in Los Angeles County. His work includes large-scale transportation projects, active transportation plans, and interactive data analysis tools.

Jacki Bacharach

Executive Director, South Bay Cities Council of Governments (SBCCOG)

As the Executive Director of SBCCOG, Jacki Bacharach directs policy development, city outreach, and working with state and regional agencies on behalf of the South Bay subregion. Ms. Bacharach had previously served as the Mayor and Councilmember in the City of Rancho Palo Verdes for 14 years.

Karen Herrera

Deputy City Manager, City of Duarte

Duarte's Deputy City Manager has over 32 years of local government experience. Ms. Herrera has led numerous projects, including the remodeling of two civic centers and creation of a job matching and service center for day laborers, for the City of Duarte. She also manages the City's comprehensive community outreach efforts.

Minh Le

General Manager, Los Angeles County Internal Services Department

Minh Le has years of experience managing a number of energy efficiency and energy generation programs across the County. Previously, he has served in the Obama Administration as a senior advisor of the Office of Management and Budget. 

Matt Petersen

President and Chief Executive Officer, Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator


Matt Petersen leads an incubator that creates an inclusive green economy by unlocking innovation, transforming markets, and enhancing community. Mr. Petersen has previously served as Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's Chief Sustainability Officer and was the chief architect of the groundbreaking Sustainable City pLAn. 

Joanne Peterson

Chief Human Capital and Development Officer, LACMTA (Metro)


Joanne Peterson is a human resources and labor relations professional with more than 19 years of executive-level experience in the industry. She joined Metro in May 2015 as the Chief Executive Officer of Human Resources and has held positions with the County of Marin and the City of Seattle's Public Utilities.

Sean Flood

Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Gotcha 


Sean Flood serves as Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Gotcha, the only mobility-as-a-service company offering four sustainable micro-transit products through one proprietary, app-based platform. Mr. Flood received Charleston Regional Business Journal's Forty Under 40 Award in 2019 and founded Gotcha in 2009. 

Speaker Presentations
General Assembly Sponsors

San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments

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