This year marked the tenth year of the annual event and, as such, is themed – Past, Present, Future. The city of Folsom was featured for the entire first day, beginning with a regional panel at SAFE Credit Union headquarters and welcomed by Mayor, Steve Miklos.
Next, a tour of the Cal-ISO (California Independent System Operator) headquarters. Cal-ISO manages the distribution of electricity across the western grid.
This was be followed by a panel of Folsom experts discussing the city’s past, present, and very bright future led by Mary Ann McAlea, Greater Folsom Partnership Senior Vice President. The speakers included: City Manager, Elaine Andersen, Greater Folsom Partnership President & CEO, Joe Gagliardi, Will Kempton also from the Greater Folsom Partnership, Community Development Director, Pam Johns, and CFO of Stem Express, Loire White.
Then it was off to the Folsom Zoo to check out the animals and receive an overview (and bird’s eye view) of the newly-opened Johnny Cash Trail and learn about the plans for the unique art exhibits that will be incorporated into this new outdoor amenity.
The day was capped off by a stroll down Historic Sutter Street with Folsom’s own Jerry Bernau as the guide, as the group made its way to a reception at the Gas Light Company. A day full of the very best of Folsom!