Turning Pandemic Pain Points into Sustainable Solutions
Recorded On: 12/01/2021
- Registration Closed
Beyond answering the question of how to best utilize relief funding, comes the question of how municipalities will use lessons learned in a time of extreme crisis to create better solutions for our agencies and the communities we serve moving forward. We will speak with municipal leaders who put processes and systems in place to answer the most urgent of needs that then led them to recognize that they, like many of us, were uncovering issues that predated COVID.
Join us as we enter into a conversation with Doug Kinley III, Management Specialist, City of La Quinta, CA, and Colleen Kardasz, Assistant Director, Loudoun County, VA.
We’ll discuss how they:
- Dealt with pain points they encountered in the early months of the pandemic,
- Managed grant programs to address critical needs,
- Evolved their responses, systems, and processes, and
- Identified opportunities to learn, connect, and create sustainable solutions that will long outlive this pandemic.
Additionally, we’ll detail the systems they put in place in advance of future hardship, which will enable them to be better prepared and lessen the impact on their communities.
Following a robust conversation, we will welcome questions and shared thoughts so that we can learn from each other.
- Doug Kinley III, Management Specialist, City of La Quinta, CA
- Colleen Kardasz, Assistant Director, Loudoun County, VA
- Kaylee Kolditz, Demand Generation Lead, WizeHive
This webinar is complimentary for ICMA members thanks to the sponsorship of ICMA Strategic Partner WizeHive, who will have access to registration information.
Doug Kinley III
Management Specialist, City of La Quinta, CA
Working as a former Planner, consulting for the private and public sectors on development of residential and commercial projects, Doug joined the City of La Quinta’s City Manager’s Office team in late 2019 to assist with Affordable Housing, Economic Development, and other functions related to City management. He is currently a member of the key staff involved in development of the COVID-19 Small Business Emergency Economic Relief Program.
Assistant Director, Loudoun County, VA
Colleen Kardasz is the Assistant Director of the Department of Economic Development in Loudoun County, Virginia, which was named the 2021 Economic Development Organization of the Year by the International Economic Development Council. In this role she is responsible for assisting the executive director in planning, directing, managing and overseeing the activities and operations of the department, which include commercial and rural business recruitment, retention and expansion, research, real estate and marketing activities. Her background includes experience in marketing, communications, legislative affairs, and international and small business development.
An Ohio native, Kardasz holds a bachelor’s degree in communication and Spanish from Hiram College and a law degree from the University of Toledo.