The Sacramento Bee selects CSBA CEO Vernon M. Billy as one of most influential Californians

As part of The California Influencer Series, Billy joins a group of 100 leaders in analyzing important issues facing the state

The Sacramento Bee has selected CSBA CEO & Executive Director Vernon M. Billy for its 2019 California Influencer series, which surveys 100 of California’s most thoughtful and prominent individuals on critical policy matters.

Billy joins a host of leaders from varied industries and perspectives in dissecting the challenges and opportunities facing California in 2019 and beyond. His fellow influencers represent the fields of academia, business, conservation, construction, education, finance, government, housing, journalism, labor, law, medicine, politics, public advocacy, social services and transportation. (Click here to meet the 2019 California Influencers)

“I’m honored to join this group of respected leaders in addressing the important challenges facing California at this critical point in our state’s history,” said Billy. “I hope that our conversation provides a model for how people from across the social spectrum can thoughtfully and civilly discuss divergent points of view with an eye toward solutions that improve the lives of all Californians.”

Participants in the California Influencer series will answer questions posed by readers, offer analysis on pressing issues and gather for live events to discuss how California can achieve the substantive change needed to realize its potential. This year’s Influencer project represents the second time The Sacramento Bee, Modesto Bee, Merced Sun-Star, Fresno Bee and San Luis Obispo Tribune are hosting a discussion on “the policy challenges that most affect our community and our future.”