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A Year in Review
2019-2020 Snapshot

CAPIO continues to soar to new heights and this past year was no different.

Check out the latest Year in Review that shows all that we’ve been able to accomplish over the past 12 months. 

The initiatives we set in our five year strategic plan are paying off as we continue to provide even more offerings to members. 

This Year in Review is a reflection of all of our members. Without you, we couldn’t offer the amazing programming, enrichment and networking opportunities. So, thank you! 


CAPIO President’s Message on Current Events
"With open, productive conversations, we can work towards taking action and creating change—together. "


We are all at a loss for words that captures the heavy nature of all that’s going on in our nation. 

However, what holds true is this: We stand against injustice. We stand against racism.  We stand against violence. 

We stand proudly and resolutely for continued and sustained change in our country and hope for equality. 


Message from 2020-2021 CAPIO President
Maurice Chaney, PIO, City of Roseville Environmental Utilities

Message from 2020-2021 CAPIO President

Traditionally the CAPIO Board transition occurs at our Annual Conference each spring.  This year, we are transitioning during a virtual board meeting to transition between current president, Amy Williams, and incoming president, Maurice Chaney.

In order to celebrate this moment, we asked Maurice Chaney to share a few words with the membership. Click video on the left to view or view on Vimeo


CAPIO 2020 Conference Cancellation
Funds can be transferred to CAPIO 2021 (Resort at Squaw Creek) or refunded

Dear CAPIO Members and Friends,

It is with a heavy heart that I’m announcing the cancellation of our rescheduled June conference.  As we all are managing this health crisis together, the need for physical distancing and other COVID-related protocols remain.  

As you might imagine, this is devastating news. There nothing more energizing for our profession than getting together at the conference to learn from each other. Our communities’ health is vitally important.

Managing this pandemic is ever-changing and there are many unknowns on how we reopen our economy.  As a result, at the most recent board meeting, the Board of Directors made this decision to cancel unanimously. 

Trainings will continue

CAPIO will continue to be here to serve you and will pivot our training to meet the needs of the time.

We hope you’ve had a chance to view some of our recent COVID-19 related webinars offered free to members and non-members.  If you’re interested in catching up on any you missed, visit our webinar page here.

As we begin to navigate this new reality, we will continue our training opportunities virtually – focusing on content you would like to see including turning many of the sessions from the 2020 Conference into training you can view from your desk.

Award programing

We have amazing projects that have been submitted and we can’t wait to highlight them!  Our Awards program will go on and we will unveil our plan for recognition very soon. We will notify finalists in the next couple of weeks.  Stay tuned for updates on the program through our emails and on our website.

Conference logistics

To manage conference transfers, refunds and to get your ideas on virtual learning, please take a few moments to answer our CONFERENCE SURVEY.   Before you take the survey, consider these options: 

  • CONFERENCE PARTICIPANTS: CAPIO will transfer your conference fees to the 2021 Conference scheduled for April 26-29, 2021 at the Resort at Squaw Creek in Olympic Valley.  If you transfer your fees, your conference is pre-paid even if 2021 conference registration prices increase. Alternatively, We can refund your conference fees in full. Please answer our SURVEY to let us know which option you prefer.
  • CONFERENCE SPONSORS: We encourage you to transfer your funds to sponsor our 2021 conference.  For all sponsors selecting this option, we will recognize your company as a sponsor during an upcoming training.  The recognition can be in the form of brief commercial or company ad at the beginning of the webinar. Sponsors may also request a full refund of their sponsor fees and any registration fees they have paid. Please answer our SURVEY to let us know which option you prefer.

Board changes

In May, I’ll be transitioning the CAPIO reigns to Maurice Chaney as the incoming president.  He will join a fantastic group of incoming and current board members who will continue to lead this organization with a focus on serving you – our membership. I continue my role as past president.   

As my president term ends, I am grateful for each one of you.  We are in this together – and this crisis will bring us even closer. 

We will have more to celebrate when we reconvene in 2021, which happens to be the 50th Anniversary of the founding of CAPIO!

Until then,

Amy Williams
2019-2020 CAPIO President
Chief of Staff, City of Sacramento 


New Brand Unveiled at Annual Conference
CAPIO's Taking Members to New Heights


CAPIO was excited to unveil its new brand at our conference in April. As we all know, the world around us is changing. The demand for information is at an all-time high, and attention spans are at an all-time low. We’re in an era where meaningful community engagement has to be carefully balanced with powerful outside pressures. Communication is moving faster than ever, meaning what’s worked for us in the past won’t continue to work in the future.