HMC Architects’ Julie Strauss, School Facility Program Specialist/Education Market Leader, will be speaking at California’s Coalition for Adequate School Housing (CASH) 40th Annual Conference on School Facilities. This year, along with district partners, Julie is participating in two sessions designed to present tools and best practices to those in the school facilities industry.

Planning and Program Management 201

Presented by Julie Strauss and Jessica Mears, Assistant Director of Facilities, Riverside USD

Julie and Jessica will discuss advanced topics in school facilities planning and give facilities planning professionals the tools needed to make data-driven, cost-effective decisions about their schools’ needs.

Maintenance and Operations 101/201

Presented by Julie Strauss and Dennis Ziegler, Lake Elsinore USD / Ted Norman, Capistrano USD / Tommy Portugal, Glendora USD / Andy Perez, Fresno County Office of Education / Ian Padilla, Coalition for Adequate School Housing

In this hands-on clinic, the panel will lead an interactive discussion of maintenance and operations concerns and best practices. Attendees will learn how to strategize, allocate, and determine spending priorities to better serve their operations’ needs.

CASH provides advocacy, leadership development, educational opportunities, and resources for those working in the school facilities industry. The Annual Conference on School Facilities is CASH’s largest annual event with more than 1,500 professionals expected to attend. This year’s conference will be held February 25-27 at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento and Sacramento Convention Center.