Upcoming Speakers

March 5, 2020: Chris Patterson with Jeff McMorris, HUD Regional Administrators

 In May 2019, Secretary Ben Carson appointed Christopher Patterson to serve as  Regional Administrator of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development  (HUD) in Region IX, which encompasses communities across the States of California,  Arizona, Nevada, Hawaii, and the U.S. Territories in the Outer Pacific Region.
 
As the Secretary’s representative leading HUD’s management team in the region and across field offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Santa Ana, Reno, Las Vegas, Phoenix and Honolulu and with over 540 employees, Mr. Patterson is the highest-ranking HUD official in Region IX.
 
Before his appointment and for the past 13 years, Mr. Patterson was Founder and President of Breakthrough, Inc., a specialized residential treatment services agency with over 100 staff serving children, youth and young adults in families or the foster care system with developmental and behavioral challenges in the State of Washington. 
Originally from Spokane, Washington, Mr. Patterson spent much of his childhood in the foster care system, an experience he endured with his younger brother and which has fueled his passion for scaling compassionate, outcome-oriented solutions for vulnerable populations ever since.
 
In July, the Secretary appointed him as HUD’s National Lead to the Foster Youth to Independence Initiative, which will target new housing and case management resources to vulnerable young adults who have aged-out of the foster care system.
 
An avid outdoorsman with a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies from Eastern Washington University, Mr. Patterson lives with his wife Dalene and family in Colbert, Washington when he is not working on behalf of the Department in Region IX.
 
Program coordinated by John Hancock
 

March 12, 2020: GONZAGA BASKETBALL LEGENDS LIVE!

 Gonzaga Basketball comes to Rotary 21 live and in-person with Gonzaga legends Richard Fox, and several other Gonzaga greats. With the success of our beloved ZAGS this season,  they enter the NCAA Tournament with high hopes. Please join local Zag heroes as they take your questions, and address the outlook for the team in the playoffs this year, review the talent on the current roster, and discuss next year’s incoming recruiting class.
 
Program coordinated by Mike Church
 
Speakers

Tim Ledford
Feb 27, 2020
Safeguard Equipment - The Compass Personal Voltage & Current Detector
Chris Patterson
Mar 05, 2020
HUD Director
Richard Fox
Mar 12, 2020
Gonzaga Men's Basketball Panel
Gavin Cooley
Mar 19, 2020
Retired CFO, City of Spokane