CCRE Local Government Workshop

Maureen Tobin Are you interested in learning more about local government and how to get involved in politics at the local level? In partnership with Pepperdine University’s School of Public Policy, C.A.R.’s Center for California Real Estate (CCRE) presents again our
six-part course (free for C.A.R. members) that includes instruction from Maureen Tobin, Executive Director at the Davenport Institute for Public Engagement and Civic Leadership. This repeats the course that ended July 7.

The workshop is divided into two parts. The first three sessions explore how local governments operate, how they’re funded, and how policy decisions are made. The following three sessions will focus on how to run for local office, how to decide which office to run for, what to consider prior to deciding whether to run, and how to run a campaign, raise funds and build political networks. 

August 16 – September 20 | Tuesdays, 2 – 4:30 p.m. (Pacific)

Part 1 Part 2
Local Government Operations:
Funding and policy
Running for Local Office:
Starting a campaign and
building political networks.


Instructors include:
Maureen Tobin Maureen Tobin
Executive Director
Davenport Institute for Public Engagement and Civic Leadership
Matt Bronson Matt Bronson
City Manager
City of Grover Beach
Yvette Sennerwald Yvette Sennewald
Senior Planner for the City of Camas
and Advisory Council Member, Davenport Institute
for Public Engagement and Civic Leadership
Rick Bishop Rick Bishop
Vice President of Acquisitions
National CORE
Rick Cole Rick Cole
Executive Director
Congress for New Urbanism
Andrew Marc Di Giovanna Andrew Marc Di Giovanna
Founder and CEO
Magna Carta Libertatum

Sign Up Here

To attend this free C.A.R. member virtual series, a single registration is all that’s needed. With your free registration, you will have access to all six on-demand sessions through the end of the year (December 31, 2022).

Click here to sign up for the workshop series and visit to learn more.