ACHD’s 2013 Legislative Day was a great success! After a day of educational sessions, Healthcare District attendees from all over California enjoyed a quality networking opportunity at the Legislative Reception. During dinner ACHD unveiled the 2012 Legislator of the Year.
Several Legislators came to enjoy great conversation with their constituents during the reception in the Vines Café at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento. In attendance were Assemblymember Katcho Achadjian (R-San Luis Obispo), Assemblymember Jim Patterson (R-Fresno), Assemblymember Rocky Chavez (R-Oceanside), Assemblymember Frank Bigelow (R-O’Neals), and Senator Steve Knight (R-Palmdale).
The festivities continued in the Capitol View room of the hotel, where ACHD Advocacy Committee Chair, Dr. Don Parazo introduced the 2012 Legislator of the Year, Senator Steve Knight. Taking the podium, backdrop of the Capitol behind him, the Senator received his award and then spoke about the importance of the services Healthcare Districts provide. Senator Knight expressed his gratitude for Districts in our state who care for the most vulnerable and underserved members of their communities.
This year’s Legislative Day set a record high with 41 District staff and trustees in attendance. ACHD’s Advocacy team is looking forward to a continued success in attendee registration and Legislator participation for the 2014 Legislative Day on April 7 & 8, 2014.