From the Board President

I would like to welcome our members to CA PA|PG|PC Fall 2022 Conference: “Continuing the Legacy of Service”.  Given the difficulty of direct interaction these last few years I am pleased to introduce our second conference for 2022. Our membership has Continued the Legacy of Service to our clients throughout the COVID pandemic and maintains those services as we transition into a COVID Awareness phase.

Your association leadership is committed to providing essential training and support services as we grow and adapt to the many changes we all face. None of this could happen without an outstanding team to lead the way. From our dedicated Executive Board to our Executive Office, these team members have all worked tirelessly in making sure CA PA|PG|PC is responsive, accountable, and relevant. Your dedication and commitment to CA PA|PG|PC is superb.

And of course, thank you to each of you, our members, for attending the Conference and bringing your expertise to the table. You have the vision, knowledge, and experience to help for us to Continue our Legacy of Service.  Our members are the Associations greatest asset. 

Throughout this conference, I ask you to stay engaged and help us shape the future of the Association. Enjoy the conference, meet new people, and exchange ideas. Thank you all for allowing me to serve as your President.

Rolf Kleinhans, Nevada County
President, CA PA|PG|PC

From the Executive Director

Our conference theme this year, “Continuing the Legacy of Service” conveys our Association’s commitment to our members and our members’ commitment to their estates and clients. Even during these challenging times, increased workload, lack of placements and no state funding, our members continue to protect the most vulnerable within our communities. I am so grateful to be part of such a dedicated and compassionate profession. You are inspiring! 

This coming year will include some change and exciting news. Our CA Department of Social Services Training Grant (thanks to the CA Welfare Director’s Association) was renewed and was increased to $1,000,000 a year each year for three years, with an automatic renewal every three years as long as the state budget is healthy. This increase will allow us to build an even more robust training program for our members. More details on the many new training opportunities will be revealed at the conference.   

As many of you are aware, I am retiring at the end of October and the Executive Board is in the process of interviewing for my replacement. The Board’s forethought will allow your new Executive Director to attend the conference so that you can start to get to know each other. Please join me and the Board in making the new Executive Director feel welcomed. Although such a change can be unsettling, it can also be exciting. A new Executive Director will bring fresh perspectives and ideas which will help all of you in Continuing the Legacy of Service we began six years ago when we opened the Executive Office. It has been my profound honor to serve as your first Executive Director and I leave knowing the Executive Board is strong and working to advance our profession. I look forward to our last conference together! See you all in Palm Springs!

Scarlet Hughes
Executive Director, CA PA|PG|PC