Smith invites residents to inaugural Speaker’s Appointments Workshop

Assemblywoman Christy Smith, D-Santa Clarita, speaks to the crowd after being sworn in at Oak Hills Elementary School in Valencia. Signal file photo Dan Watson/The Signal

Santa Clarita Valley residents who are looking to make a positive difference in the community are invited to the inaugural Speaker’s Appointments Workshop hosted by Assemblywoman Christy Smith, D-Santa Clarita, on Saturday, May 18.

During the workshop, attendees will be able to apply to become an appointee on a state board or commission, which will allow one to weigh in on a multitude of issues, according to a news release from Smith’s office. A full list of speaker appointments can be found online, but possible appointments include the California Arts Council, California Transportation Commission and the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence Governing Board.

The workshop will also feature panelists who will speak on the best practices for applying to state boards and commissions.

“I am pleased to host my first Speaker’s Appointment Workshop, in partnership with Speaker Anthony Rendon,” Smith said in Tuesday’s release. “The workshop is an excellent opportunity for civic engagement and the chance to enrich the lives of all Californians. I encourage everyone who is interested in advancing our community to attend this workshop.”

Attendees should arrive at Santa Clarita City Hall Council Chambers by 9:30 a.m. for registration, and the program will follow from 10 a.m. to noon, according to the release.

“The ability to help shape California should be a partnership between everyone,” Smith said. “At the cornerstone of our government is community involvement and participation. It’s been an honor to serve the 38th Assembly District, and I look forward to serving with you.”

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