MARCH 10, 2016

The Mission Inn | Riverside, CA

1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Sponsored by


“The 2016 Symposium on the Affordability of Housing: The Cost of Not Housing” is the latest in a series of educational, thought-provoking symposiums on the need for, and importance of, well-managed housing across a range of types and price points for the wellbeing of our communities. The event is presented by partner organizations:

  • National Community Renaissance
  • Inland Valleys Association of Realtors
  • California Apartment Association—Greater Inland Empire
  • Building Industry Association—Baldy View Chapter
  • Building Industry Association—Riverside Chapter
  • Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino
  • Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Economist and author Joel Kotkin will present his latest report, followed by an interactive discussion with industry experts as well as local elected officials and staff, providing a forum for education and collaboration around the importance of housing.

This is an exclusive event with an interactive audience that can only be attended by event sponsors and invited guests.

Featured Speaker

Joel Kotkin

Joel Kotkin

Internationally recognized authority on global, economic, political and social trends.

Described by the New York Times as “America’s uber-geographer,” Joel Kotkin is an internationally-recognized authority on global, economic, political and social trends. His new book, THE HUMAN CITY: Urbanism for the Rest of Us, will be published by Agate in April, 2016.

Mr. Kotkin is the Presidential Fellow in Urban Futures at Chapman University in Orange, California and Executive Director of the Houston-based Center for Opportunity Urbanism ( He is Executive Editor of the widely read website and writes the weekly “New Geographer” column for He serves on the editorial board of the Orange County Register and writes a weekly column for that paper, and is a regular contributor to the Daily Beast and Real
Clear Politics.

He is the author of seven previously published books, including the widely praised THE NEW CLASS CONFLICT (Telos Press), which describes the changing dynamics of class in America.

Guest Panelists

Rusty Bailey

Rusty Bailey

Mayor, City of Riverside

Riverside Mayor William R. “Rusty” Bailey III brings to the City of Riverside a leadership style that reflects both the century of public service his family has given to the city as well as his own perspective raising a young family in his hometown. Mayor Bailey was elected in November, 2012 after previously being elected twice to the City Council in Ward 3, where he grew up.

As a leader, Mayor Bailey believes in giving Riverside residents the city they deserve through a number of initiatives that boost the local economy, strengthen the bonds between city government and the local school districts, and foster ongoing development of a vibrant city of colleges and universities.

Mayor Bailey believes that government in the City of Arts and Innovation must be responsible and responsive to everyone – small business owners, educators, youth and senior citizens, families, young professionals – as well as each and every one of Riverside’s 26 neighborhoods.

Chief Jarrod Burguan

Chief Jarrod Burguan

Chief of Police, City of San Bernardino

Chief of Police Jarrod Burguan is the 35th Police Chief in the history of the San Bernardino Police Department.  Born and raised in Southern California, he joined the San Bernardino Police Department in 1992.  As a police officer, he served the City of San Bernardino in a number of different assignments including Patrol, Community Policing, Bicycle Enforcement, Traffic and as a Field Training Officer.

Chief Burguan was promoted to Detective in 2002 and worked in both the Robbery Unit and the Traffic Unit.  In 2005, he was promoted to Sergeant and supervised teams in Patrol and again in the Traffic Unit.  He promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in 2009 and served as a Patrol Watch Commander, District Commander, Investigations Bureau Commander, and Public Information Officer. In 2011, he was promoted to Captain and commanded the Department’s Administrative and Community Services Division.  In 2013, he was promoted to Assistant Chief of Police where he oversaw daily operations of the Department and Internal Affairs.

Greg Devereaux

Greg Devereaux

Chief Executive Officer, County of San Bernardino

Mr. Devereaux has served in state and local government for more than 35 years, holding various administrative leadership positions in several California cities, including city manager in the cities of Fontana from 1993 to 1997 and Ontario from 1997 to 2010. He now serves as Chief Executive Officer for the County of San Bernardino.

The County Board of Supervisors selected Mr. Devereaux in January 2010 to help the Board lead the County in a new direction, emphasizing fiscal responsibility and proactive solutions. He worked with the Board and San Bernardino Associated Governments to develop a vision for the entire county, seeking input from residents, employers, educators, community and faith‐based organizations, and elected leaders. The Countywide Vision Statement was adopted by the County Board and SANBAG on June 30, 2011. Mr. Devereaux then immediately worked with the Board and County officials to establish County government’s role in the realization of the Vision.

Jeff Isenstadt

Jeff Isenstadt

President, JCI Development, Inc.

Jeff Isenstadt is President of Los Angeles, California based JCI Development, Inc. JCI Development is engaged in the development of commercial mixed-use, residential, and master-planned communities.

With over 25-years experience, his career highlights include: The Galleria at Sunset, a 1.2 million square foot shopping mall in Henderson, NV; the Marketplace at River Park in Fresno, CA; Courtland Center in Burton, MI; Saddle Rock Village in Aurora, CO; the Promenade at Temecula, a 1.2 million square foot lifestyle center in Temecula, CA; Orchard Town Center, a 1.1 million square foot mixed-use project in Westminster, CO; the award winning San Francisco Center, a 1.5 million square foot retail-office project located in downtown San Francisco, CA; and a 2,000 acre master-planned community in the North Dallas suburbs of Prosper, Texas

Dennis Michael

Dennis Michael

Mayor, City of Rancho Cucamonga

Dennis was elected as Mayor for the City of Rancho Cucamonga in 2010 and again in 2014. Prior to being elected Mayor, he was first elected to City Council in 2004 and then again in 2008. During his career, Mayor Michael led the development of the Rancho Cucamonga Fire Protection District as Fire Chief for 19 years, and guided the organization through the growth and development of a small town into a City of nearly 160,000 residents. He is actively involved in a number of regional and state boards and committees. Mr. Michael serves on the League of California Cities Statewide Board of Directors and recently was elected by that Board to serve as President this year. He is a past President of the League’s Inland Empire Division and in 2013; he was the recipient of their prestigious Thalman Award in recognition of his dedication to advancing the principles of local government. Mayor Michael also represents the City of Rancho Cucamonga on the San Bernardino County Associated Government’s (SANBAG) Board of Directors where he serves as the Board’s past President, as well as being a member of SANBAG’s General Policy, Metro Valley and Commuter Rail/Transit Committees. Dennis also serves on the Inland Empire Economic Partnership Board of Directors and the state’s City, County School Partnership.