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Revolution Against Air Pollution Event

March 14 @ 7:00 am - 5:00 pm


07:00                Registration & Visit Exhibits

08:00                Call to Order-Linden Coffee, Green Team San Joaquin Chair

08:05                Welcome by San Joaquin County Supervisor & SJVAPCD Board member Bob Elliott

08:15-09:45      Panel One – Stop, Collaborate and Listen!


Panelist will present on current and proposed policies to mitigate air pollution are the U.S., CA, & Central Valley. What can businesses and residents expect? Our panelist will explain.

  • Jo Fleming, California Green Business Program, Moderator
  • Meredith Kurpius, US Environmental Protection Agency
  • California Air Resources Board (Invited)
  • John Cadrett – Compliance Manager Air Pollution Control District


09:45-10:00      Coffee Break/Visit Exhibits

10:00-11:30       Panel Two – RAAPER’s Delight!


Panelists will present and showcase best practices and products that both reduces the cost of doing business and reduces air pollution in the Central Valley.

  • Heidi Sanborn, California Product Stewardship Council, Moderator
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Ara Kriorian, Owner, Solar Optimum, Inc.
  • Cary Roulet, Holt of California

11:45                    Lunch Buffet Opens

12:00-12:45       Keynote Lunch Address- Samir Sheikh, Incoming Air Pollution Control Officer

12:45                   Drawings for Door Prizes


Keynote Speaker


Samir Sheikh

Deputy Air Pollution Control Officer, San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District.  Samir is currently responsible for directing the District’s air quality management strategies, including overseeing the functions the Air District’s fiscal and grant functions that provide approximately $150 million in grant funding annually for projects that benefit air quality.  Additionally, he oversees the Air District’s planning, rule development, technology advancement, air quality monitoring, and air quality analysis programs, which are responsible for the development of the Air District’s long-term air quality strategies and regulations.  Samir was recently appointed by the Valley Air District Governing Board to serve as the new Executive Director/Air Pollution Control Officer upon the current APCO’s (Seyed Sadredin) retirement in July 2018.  Mr. Sheikh holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Business Administration degree from California State University, Fresno.


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