The American Society of Public Administration - Southern California Chapter


The University of La Verne - College of Public and Business Management

Lewis Companies

If you have any questions about how to register, please contact Debbie Dillon, at or 213-236-1870. For other questions about the event or ASPA's Southern California Chapter please contact the Chapter President, Akiko Yamagami, 

Where: The University of La Verne Main Campus, President's Dining Room, 2000 2nd Street, La Verne, CA 91750 

Wednesday, October 11th, 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM PST
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Cost (includes Hosted Beer and Wine Reception and Buffet Dinner): 
All registrants are required to pre-pay in advance. ULV Students, Staff and Faculty will be reimbursed for registration after proof of attendance at the event.

Event fee for all participants: $25.00
Parking is first come first served and is available on the streets and around various lots. Please provide enough time to find parking.
Limited seating available! Student/Professional dinners typically sell out. Early registration is encouraged. Registration closes on October 3rd.



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Student Professional Dinner Discussion:

An Evening with Juan Perez,

Director of Transportation and Land Management

County of Riverside

The Southern California Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) is pleased to present its sixth annual student-professional dinner discussion in partnership with the University of La Verne - College of Public and Business Management. This event is generously sponsored by Randall W. Lewis, Executive Vice President of the Lewis Group of Companies. 


Join us for an informal evening of discussion about Leadership, Public Service and other interesting topics with County of Riverside Director of Transportation and Land Management, Juan Perez. This is a unique opportunity to meet other professionals, students and academics in the field of public administration as well as meet our special guest in an informal setting. The evening includes a hosted wine and beer reception and a hearty full buffet dinner.

Juan Perez

Juan was promoted to Director of Transportation and Land Management Agency in May 2012. He has been with the County of Riverside for 15 years. The Agency has over 550 employees and oversees the Transportation, Planning, Code Enforcement, and Building and Safety functions for the unincorporated County.


The Transportation Department oversees the planning, design, construction, and maintenance of the 2,200 mile roadway system in the unincorporated County, managing an Operations budget of over $47 Million and a Capital Project budget of over $125 Million annually. Juan received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Cal Poly Pomona in 1989, and is a Registered Civil and a Registred Traffic Engineer in the State of California. Juan also received his Master Degree in Education Leadership and Organizational Studies from Cal Baptist University in 1994. 


He started his career in teh private sector with various consulting firms providing municipal transportation services. Prior to coming to the County, Juan was employed by the City of Hemet for nine years, including the last four as the City's Director of Public Works.

Seating is limited and expected to sell out quickly - early registration is encouraged.