In collaboration with SGMP Chapters:

Arizona, Greater Oregon, Pacific Northwest, and Rocky Mountain

Regional Alliance Educational Meeting - hosted by the Arizona Chapter

October 20, 2021  |   11:15 AM PDT

This event will be virtual and on Zoom. Zoom information will be emailed after registration is completed.


Speaker: Lynne Wellish, CMP, CHSE, CHO - Sales Activator for the Hospitality Industry

Co-Creating Future Best Practices Between Hospitality Sales Executives and Meeting Professionals

This is not a buyers’ market, this is not a sellers’ market, this is a learner’s market. Hospitality Sales Executives what are the latest negotiating tools are in your arsenal?. Meeting Professionals, what are your must-haves, wants, but more importantly, what is most important to you, the meeting professional, when making a sourcing decision?

Site tours have changed and so has revenue management. Hybrid & streaming have added new logistical twists that warrant greater collaborative exchange. Come and share your organic story of evolution as we bring planners and suppliers together to share 2020 experiments and lessons learned that are shaping best practices in 2021 and beyond.


  1. What is the #1 Lesson Learned in 2020m relating to Live Stream & Hybrid Meetings
  2. How 2021 and Beyond On-Site Venue Configurations are changing RFPs
  3. How Meeting Professionals & Suppliers are collaborating more deeply to overcome speedbumps and high hurdles in 2021 & Beyond


October 12, 2021 - SGMP Webinar: Managing Expectations, The Struggle is Real

November 18, 2021 - SGMP Webinar: Ethics and the Government Event Planner


Would you like to spend two nights in Tahoe??? Attend monthly chapter meetings (see info below) and you will be entered to win two nights in a one bedroom premium suite with a full hot breakfast, Sunday - Thursday (excluding holidays and special events), valid for one year. For every meeting you attend between now and November, you will earn you another chance in the drawing at the November meeting. Attend more meetings, earn more chances! Courtesy of Kris Keesling, Senior Sales Manager, Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel at Heavenly.   www.tahoeresorthotel.com


The Golden State Chapter of the Society of Government Meeting Professionals congratulates the newly installed Board of Directors for the upcoming 2021-2023 term:

President, Marilee Moon-Vanni

CA Department of Health Care Services


1st Vice President, Kendall House

Dairy Council of California


2nd Vice President, Christine Consunji

Great Wolf Lodge, Garden Grove-Anaheim                              


Secretary, Crystal Spencer

California Attorney General's Office


Treasurer, Narimel Tarver

Visit Sacramento

 Directors (3): 

Government Planner, Tom Hirano,

Internal Revenue Service

Supplier, Kris Keesling

Lake Tahoe Resort at Heavenly

Contract Planner, Lorena Moore


The terms of office will run from July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2023.

Immediate Past President, Karen Charest


Training for Winners

Danville, California

925.736.9392 O

925.588.1525 M



Gary Hernbroth,

Chief Motivating Officer



12681 Harbor Blvd Garden Grove CA 92840

Adaptable meeting spaces and state-of-the-art conference rooms, fully-invested-in-your-success sales professionals and total event seamlessness, it’s easy to combine productivity with enjoy-ability and bring groups together for a memorable escape.



1020 11th St. Sacramento CA 95814

The Capitol Event Center at The MAY Building is equipped with state-of-the-art Audio and Visual tools. The center will features a full kitchen for catered events. Morning, afternoon, evening and weekend events are welcome!


Contact sgmpgoldenstate@gmail.com

SGMP was founded in 1981 and is the only national organization in the United States dedicated exclusively to government meetings.

The SGMP mission is to enhance and promote the expertise of government meeting professionals. Our objectives are to improve the quality of, and promote the cost-effectiveness of, government meetings.


Everyone loves a party, and there’s nothing like the good-time atmosphere at California’s top events. Here, you’ll find festivals, fairs, competitions, and championships worth adding to your itinerary or making destinations in themselves. Escape to food and wine extravaganzas in bucket-list destinations like Napa Valley and Yosemite. Take part in rock-the-world music festivals like Coachella near Palm Springs or Outside Lands in San Francisco.

Take part in rock-the-world music festivals like Coachella near Palm Springs or Outside Lands in San Francisco. See the stars walk by at film festivals and award shows in Los Angeles, whoop it up with the kids at classic country fairs in the Central Valley and watch ultimate athletes take on monster waves at Maverick’s or zoom across the state in Amgen Tour of California.

While many events have plenty of space for all, some, such as Laguna Beach’s Pageant of the Masters, often sell out well in advance, so pre-planning is essential (check websites for details on tickets and dates).

Set on an iconic stretch of the Central California coast, Monterey County has an abundance of beautiful wide-open spaces and unique places to accommodate government meetings from 10 to 3,000 attendees.  The Monterey County CVB looks forward to being your liaison to customize the destination’s diverse venues and activities for your programs.

Recent Renovations and Updates:

        A remodel of Carmel Mission Inn’s 165 guest rooms and meeting space was completed in April 2020 and renovation of courtyard, lobby and restaurant estimated to be completed by late Spring 2021.

        Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa increased inventory for a total of 560 newly renovated guest rooms and suites, along with redesigned restaurant, public spaces and new front entrance.

        Monterey Marriott has redesigned its 341 guest rooms and spacious suites to incorporate contemporary room décor.

         Portola Hotel & Spa’s newly renovated 379 guest rooms feature coastal inspired décor and upgraded amenities.

        Monterey Conference Center has secured the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR Facility Accreditation, which recognizes facilities that have the work practices, procedures and protocols in place to prepare, respond to and recover from outbreaks and pandemics.

For more information refer to www.MeetinMonterey.com  and meeting planner microsite www.seemonterey.com/planner-resources 

Contact Us:

Society of Government Meeting Professionals

Golden State Chapter

P.O. Box 188204 Sacramento, CA 95814

Email Us: sgmpgoldenstate@gmail.com

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