Western Riverside Council of Governments Executive Director to Speak Feb. 29

Rick Bishop will talk about regional focus on enhancing quality of life

By Robert Parsons

Rick Bishop

Rick Bishop

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – It’s a hefty responsibility to ensure the quality of life for residents and business owners of Riverside County. Rick Bishop, executive director of the Western Riverside Council of Governments (WRCOG), will discuss his role in providing a regional focus to maintain and enhance the quality of life in the county on Monday, Feb. 29, from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. at Highlander Union Building 268 on the UCR campus.

The event, part of the UCR School of Public Policy Seminar Series, is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Reservations may be made at https://spp-bishop.eventbrite.com. Parking permits may be obtained at the kiosk on West Campus Drive at the University Avenue entrance to the campus.

WRCOG participates in a joint powers authority with 17 cities, Riverside County, the Riverside County Superintendent of Schools, the Morongo Band of Mission Indians, and the Eastern and Western municipal water districts. Bishop will discuss some of the programs operating in Riverside County he is responsible for, all of which aim to develop major economic, environmental, energy, and growth projects.

Among these projects are: the HERO program, which provides energy-efficient and water-conserving retrofits to homeowners; the Climate Action Plan, which grows the economy through measures jurisdictions take to reduce greenhouse gas emissions; the Economic Development and Sustainability Framework program, which prioritizes water, energy, transportation, and health projects; and the Clean Cities Coalition, a nationally recognized program that has led to the reduction of 8.5 million gallons of gasoline in the subregion.

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