El Centro Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau president Cliff Caldwell has announced the chamber annual meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. June 27 at the Barbara Worth Golf Resort near Holtville.
Caldwell said the featured speaker will be Charles Nathanson, Ph.D., executive director of San Diego Dialogue. Nathanson and colleague William J. McGill founded San Diego Dialogue in 1991.
San Diego Dialogue is a self-funded membership organization out of the University of California, San Diego. The goal of the organization is to improve the quality of life of the cross-border region by researching and addressing regional governance, growth and related transportation, housing and environmental issues and K-12 education.
The economic relationship between San Diego/Baja California is of particular interest to the Dialogue. It has an ongoing program of research and public education on the cross-border economy. It has sponsored the forum "Fronterizo" luncheon series, which gathers several hundred of the area's elected officials, business leaders and educators for programs of cross-border interest. It also publishes a monthly newsletter, San Diego Dialogue Report, which contains economic indicators.