economic-development-task-force

Professionals and experts representing economic development in each city, utilities, workforce development, transportation, small business, and the economic development corporation are the foundation of Team Solano.

Team Solano has five main purposes:

  1. Work with existing Solano businesses to access resources, programs and services and identify specific business needs that can be addressed by the team, referred to as Solano Business First!  Taking care of our existing businesses to ensure they can scale here is a #1 priority.
  2. Lead and guide the Moving Solano Forward strategy implementation including existing business, new business development, maintaining competitive advantages, and resource development.
  3. Act as key contacts for new business development in each city to facilitate location, permitting and access to city-direct incentives.
  4. Act as key contacts for new businesses needing employee recruitment/training, financing, transportation, utility service, innovation-tech transfer assistance.
  5. Collaboratively identify and address issues from a regional context that affect business locations and growth, including infrastructure development, workforce, business climate, and streamlining public processes.

All members of Team Solano are committed to serving business, providing their expertise to assist businesses in creating jobs and investment in the county.

Task Force Members

Mario Guiliano

Deputy City Manager City of Benicia (707) 746-4289 beniciabusiness.com

Larry Burkhardt

Economic Development/Grants Manager City of Dixon (707) 678-7000 www.ci.dixon.ca.us

Dwayne Dalman

Economic Development Division Manager City of Fairfield (707) 428-7649 www.fairfield.ca.gov

Pam Caronongan

Public Works Program Manager City of Rio Vista (707) 374-6448 https:www.riovistacity.com

Don Burrus

Economic Development Director City of Vacaville (707) 449-5611 https:www.ci.vacaville.ca.us

John Kearns

Senior Planner City of Suisun City (707) 421-7337 https:www.suisun.com

Jim Bermudez

Development Services Director City of Suisun City (707) 421-7333 https:www.suisun.com

Tim Padden

Economic Development Manager City of Vacaville (707) 449-5165 https:www.ci.vacaville.ca.us

Annette Taylor

Senior Community Development Analyst City of Vallejo (707) 649-3510 www.cityofvallejo.net

Bill Emlen

Asst. County Administrator County of Solano (707) 784-6765 https:www.solanocounty.com

Narcisa Untal

Senior Planner County of Solano (707) 784-3172 www.solanocounty.com

Sarah Hawkins

Solano County Farmbudsman (925) 984-4548

Talyon Sortor

Assistant General Manager Fairfield-Suisun Sewer District (707) 429-8930 www.fssd.com

Robert Guerrero

Senior Project Manager Solano Transportation Authority (707) 399-3211 www.sta.ca.gov

Heather Henry

President/Executive Director Workforce Development Board (707) 863-3501 solanowdb.org

Lawrence Acosta

Economic Development Specialist, Senior PG&E (650) 598-7335 www.pge.com

Tim Murrill

Director Solano Small Business Development Center (707) 646-1071 https:www.solanosbdc.org

Rich Seithel

Executive Officer LAFCO (707) 439-3897 https:www.solanolafco.com

Kathleen Trepa

City Manager City of Winters (530) 795-4910 www.cityofwinters.org