2013 fama spring meeting


Site / Hotel Information (PDF)

Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa -- the Palm Springs resort of choice for families, couples, and stylish sunchasers of all ages. Whether seeking an escape to relax with friends or an adventure where aquatic fun has no limits, this captivating Palm Springs resort and spa is the place to be. Guests will find exciting experiences including Splashtopia, a thrilling pool complex, and bluEmber, our signature restaurant in the heart of the plaza, which exudes the sun-drenched charm and relaxed elegance of the Southern California desert. Look for dramatic changes in the lobby, Plaza improvements, and enjoy the 20,000-square-foot Spa Las Palmas, 27 holes of classic desert golf, Palms Cafe, and R Bar and Lounge.


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Notice of 2013 Spring Meeting to FAMA Members (PDF)

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Preliminary Schedule of Events (PDF)

Attendee and Sponsor List (xls)

Guest Speaker - Anirban Basu

p Anirban Basu is Chairman & CEO of Sage Policy Group, Inc., an economic and policy consulting firm in Baltimore, Maryland. Mr. Basu is one of the Mid-Atlantic region's most recognizable economists, in part because of his consulting work on behalf of numerous clients, including prominent developers, bankers, brokerage houses, energy suppliers and law firms. On behalf of government agencies and non-profit organizations, Mr. Basu has written several high-profile economic development strategies. In recent years, he has focused upon health economics, the economics of education and economic development. He currently lectures at Johns Hopkins University in micro-, macro-, international and urban economics.

Guest Speaker - Mark Light

pMark W. Light is chief executive officer and executive director of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC). He is also the chief executive officer of Emergency Services Consulting International (ESCI), a for-profit subsidiary of the IAFC. IAFC is located in Fairfax, Virginia and represents almost 13,000 fire chiefs, chief officers, and fire service leaders. He is responsible for the overall management and leadership, in conjunction with an 18 member board of directors, of a non-profit organization with a budget of approximately 11 million dollars, and a staff of 65 people. Before being appointed as the executive director, he served for five and a half years as the Deputy Executive Director.