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2024 Local Host Committee

About the Local Host Committee

The Local Host Committee (LHC) is an advisory group of appointed volunteers to help plan the Government Social Media Conference. Members are typically highly engaged social media or communication professionals in the public sector and work in the greater region where GSMCON is being held each year.

The LHC works in coordination with Team GSM and the GSM Membership Council to help plan an exceptional conference experience!

GSMCON2024 Local Host Committee

This group of public sector professionals serve on the GSMCON2024 Local Host Committee and are donating their time and expertise to help make hybrid GSMCON2024 in Palm Springs, California an even greater experience. With their networks and commitment, the event’s impact will be greater not only in the Golden State but also across the country.

Brianna Borunda
City of Menifee, CA

Sophia Champieux
Orange County Fire Authority

Sylvia Ferrer

Riverside County Dept of Waste Resources

Josh Leith
Newport Beach Fire Dept

Risseth Lora
City of Coachella, CA

C.L. Lopez
Riverside County Department of Public Social Services

Yesenia Mendoza-Menchaca
Los Angeles County Dept of Children and Family Services


Joseph Riser
City of Los Angeles Emergency Management

Andrea Stein
City of San Ramon, CA

Yvonne Varela
Riverside County Sheriff’s Office

GSMCON2023 Local Host Committee

Our GSMCON2023 Local Host Committee members helped us plan and achieve a great event in Reno, Nevada! Although positions may have changed in the time since, here is a snapshot in time of the 2023 Local Host Committee members:

Katie Charleson
Silver State Health Insurance Exchange, NV

Julie Duewel
City of Sparks, NV

Lydia Gutierrez
Washoe County, NV

Emerson Marcus
Nevada National Guard

Cynara Medina
Nevada Division of Forestry


Jacob Sanders
Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada

Natasha Shahani
City of Las Vegas, NV

Erin Yeung
Reno Public Safety Dispatch, NV

GSMCON2022 Local Host Committee

Our GSMCON2022 Local Host Committee members helped us plan and execute our first hybrid conference in Dallas, Texas! Their talent and support for the event was amazing. Although positions may have changed in the time since, here is a snapshot in time of the 2022 Local Host Committee members:

Elizabeth Campbell
Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Mgmt.

Angela Douglas
Houston Police Department, TX

Jesika Fisher
City of Carrollton, TX

Frances La Rue
City of Anna, TX

Lacey Lively
City of College Station, TX

Rhonda Simpson
City of Dallas Office of Emergency Mgmt.

Sarah Torchin
City of Austin, TX

Michael Vega
City of Fort Worth, TX

Valonia Walker
Aldine Independent School District

Richard Yeakley
City of Longview, TX


Looking for the GSMCON2021 Local Host Committee? Because the conference was held 100% online, we didn't recruit for an LHC!

GSMCON2020 Local Host Committee

The GSMCON2020 conference was cancelled just a couple of weeks prior to the event in March 2020 due to the COVID19 pandemic, so our host committee didn't have the opportunity to help run the event. However, the committee deserves to be recognized for their dedicated commitment in helping to plan the event for many months!

Although positions may have changed in the time since, here is a snapshot in time of the 2020 Local Host Committee members:

Sarah Farahani
King County Metro Transit, WA

Stephanie Guzman
Seattle City Council, WA

Kelly Hawks
Valley Regional Fire Authority, WA

Cameron Satterfield
King County Metro Transit, WA

Kellie Stickney
City of Kirkland, WA

Marie Tweedy
King County DNR & Parks, WA

Sean Whitcomb
Seattle Police Department, WA

GSMCON2019 Local Host Committee

In 2019, we launched our first-ever Local Host Committee to help plan the conference. See the group of Tennessee-area volunteers below who used their networks and expertise to help expand GSMCON’s impact in Nashville. Although positions may have changed in the time since, here is a snapshot in time of the 2019 Local Host Committee members:

Krystyne Brown
TN Dept. of Intellectual & Dev. Disabilities

Chris Cannon
TN Department of Labor & Workforce Development

Jennifer Casey
Town of Collierville, Tennessee

Josh DeVine
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation

Jason Harmon
Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency

Elizabeth Hart
Tennessee Department of Health

Ivy Johnson
TN Department of Labor & Workforce Development

Deanna Lambert
City of Brentwood, Tennessee

Brian Moran
City of Cleveland, Tennessee

Nekasha Pratt
TN Department of Tourist Development


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