Nov 1-2 @ Imperial Valley College

About the conference

A coordinated action to cultivate partnerships and advocacy for environmental and human health concerns of those disadvantaged communities, within the Salton Sea Air Basin and throughout California, Comite Civico del Valle proudly welcomes you to join the 10th Annual Environmental Health Leadership Summit on November 1 & 2, 2019 at the campuses of Imperial Valley College.

With over 30 years of advocating for environmental and human health concerns, as well as, their continuing innovative community air monitoring leadership role, Comite Civico del Valle unifies diverse experts, community stakeholders, youth leadership, environmental justice organizations, academia, scientists and researchers to help centralize their commitment to improving air quality through advocacy and education.

The 2019 Summit creates a dynamic platform for attendees to experience two days of interactive enrichment through workshops, plenaries, and presentations aimed at stimulating discussion and excitement for topics such as community science, air quality, public health, environmental justice, binational progressive movements, climate change, and other pressing concerns in California.

"Together we can achieve a healthier sustainable future"

Topics and discussions

  • California's Community Air Protection Program
  • Air Quality
  • Salton Sea
  • Asthma
  • Air Quality Binational Collaboration
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Event Schedule

Registration & Continental Breakfast

Welcoming & Opening Remarks

Health Impacts of Air Pollution in Underserved Communities

Dr. Michael Jerrett is an internationally recognized expert in Geographic Information Science for Exposure Assessment and Spatial Epidemiology. He is professor and chair of the Department of Environmental Health Sciences in the Fielding School of Public Health at UCLA

Overview & Update

Community Air Protection Program (AB617 Assemblymember E. Garcia). The Program’s focus is to reduce exposure in communities most impacted by air pollution.


In 2018, the California Air Resources Board Selected 10 communities across California to participate in the AB617 Community Air Protection Program with the objective of reducing air pollutants harmful to public health. Imperial County among the selected.
You will hear from community leaders working in the selected communities who will share their perspectives on how the program is working to achieve its objectives.

Hosted Lunch

Workshop Sessions

The 10 participating communities will share, in a more comprehensive, in-depth, and participatory setting, how their experience has been in being active participants of the Community Air Protection Program


Policy Perspectives on How the State is Advancing Environmental Justice

Registration & Continental Breakfast

Opening Remarks

Lessons Learned Across Air Districts: Panel Discussion

As climate change continues to threaten the state’s water infrastructure and reliability, Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order directing his administration to think differently and act boldly by developing a comprehensive strategy to build a climate-resilient water system.

We will hear from state leaders on what is happening in the region in regards to Salton Sea, New River and Human Right to Water.

World Café Session on Environmental Health Issues

  • Community Air Monitoring & Schools “Air Notification” Program
  • Vehicle & Mobile Engine Pollution
  • Land Use Environmental Justice Element
  • Bi-National Efforts to Address Cross border Pollution

Hosted Lunch

Cultivando Liderazgo

Tools for Civic Engagement at the Community Level

Our Speakers

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Comite Civico del Valle would like to thank our partners & sponsors for their efforts and contributions in bringing you the 10th Annual Environmental Health Leadership Summit.

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How do I register?

Go to, press the “Register” icon towards the top right.

Call CCV (760) 351 8761

When is the last day to register?

October 25th, 2019

Can I register over the phone?

Yes, contact Comite Civico Del Valle

Call CCV (760) 351 8761

Who can I contact for more information?

Call CCV (760) 351 8761

Where is Imperial Valley College (science 2700 building)?

The Building is located on the north side of the general Imperial Valley College campus. Another way to get to the campus is by entering by the east side of the campus through Old highway 111.

Laboratories & Smart Classrooms Map

Where is the parking lot?

Attached below is the Campus map.

Campus Map

Are there any available lodging discounts?

Yes, there will be block reservation rates at Brawley Inn, located in Brawley CA 92227 and Hampton Inn located in El Centro CA 92243.

Will there be food provided?

Yes, we will provide continental breakfast and lunch.

To specify food preference, refer to registration questionnaire, or contact

Is translation provided?

Yes, We provide English to Spanish translation.

Does the event accommodate ADA needs?

The Imperial Valley College science building is ADA compliant.

Is the event free of charge?

Yes, the only requirement is to register to attend

If I don’t register can I still attend?

Unfortunately, due to limited space it is not permitted. We encourage everyone to register online to ensure a seat. Register at

If I don’t attend the 1st day, Can I still attend the 2nd day?

Yes of course, please be sure to check in with CCV staff member at the registration table located by the south main entrance to the 2700 science building.

Laboratories & Smart Classrooms Map