This year the San Diego-Tijuana megaregion is once again excited to host this important event with mayors from both sides of the border.
The summit, co-chaired by the cities of San Diego and Tijuana, will focus on COVID-19, the response of border cities and the economic impact for the border region. Here is a tentative agenda of the summit activities (all times PST).
Tuesday, October 27
10:00 AM – 10:15 AM: Welcome and Introductions
-Denice Garcia, Deputy Director, Department of Government Affairs, City of San Diego
-Kevin Faulconer, Mayor of San Diego
-Rafael Fernandez de Castro, Director, Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies, UC San Diego
10:15 AM – 10:30 AM: COVID-19 Keynote:
-Jaime Sepulveda, Haile T. Debas Distinguished Professor of Global Health and Executive Director of Institute for Global Health Sciences, UC San Francisco
10:30AM – 12:00 PM: Border Mayors Panel on COVID Response
-Panel Co-Chairs: Consul Generals Sue Saarnio of Tijuana and Carlos Gonzalez Gutierrez of San Diego
-Mayor Kevin Faulconer, City of San Diego
-Mayor Dee Margo, City of El Paso
-Mayor Trey Mendez, City of Brownsville
-Mayor Karla Ruiz McFarland, City of Tijuana
-Victor Ortega, City Manager, City of Ciudad Juarez