Hosted by the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments, Connect SGV is a podcast that features Southern California and San Gabriel Valley leaders on their unique stories and insights on handling emerging issues. Each episode provides an opportunity for residents, city staff, elected officials, and stakeholders to learn about cities, programs, and issues impacting the quality of life in the San Gabriel Valley region. 

Episodes are posted every 2 months and the Connect SGV Podcast is available in both audio and video formats. 



Released February 22, 2021

This episode features discussions with the San Gabriel Valley Regional Housing Trust Chair and Vice Chair, Jed Leano and Becky A. Shevlin, on the Trust's efforts to implement affordable housing projects in the San Gabriel Valley. The episode also explores the Trust's affordable housing projects and how residents and the local community can support the Trust's endeavors.


Released December 15, 2020

This episode features discussions with Everyone In Organizers, Allison Henry and Teresa Eilers, on homelessness issues, solutions to end homelessness in Los Angeles County, supportive housing, and rapid re-housing projects. The episode also explores how local jurisdictions can involve residents and community organizations to end homelessness in their communities.


Released October 21, 2020 

Energy efficiency projects play an important role in reducing a community's electricity and natural gas consumption. Tune in for this episode of the Connect SGV as we discuss energy efficiency planning with Los Angeles County Internal Services Department Environmental Initiatives Manager, Lujuana Medina, and Statewide Energy Efficiency Best Practices Coordinator, Angie Hacker.


Released September 2, 2020 

Local jurisdictions play an important role in a community's emergency preparedness and response efforts. Tune in for this episode of Connect SGV as we discuss emergency planning efforts with Malibu City Manager, Reva Feldman, and Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Regional Health Officer, Dr. Frank Alvarez. Ms. Feldman shares her experience leading the City of Malibu in responding to the 2018 Woolsey Fire and Dr. Alvarez shares his insights on working with residents and the community to join emergency planning efforts. 

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