President's Message


Dear Members and Prospective Members,

We are off to an amazing start!  The 2018 Conference really said it all: HR is truly the greatest (professional) show on earth! On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to thank you for providing us with the privilege of serving you.  In organizations, both large and small, the Human Resources department plays a critical role in determining its future. 

The field of Human Resources has evolved dramatically.  Human Resources, at one time, was looked upon as a function that would process documents for new employees or promotions.  Now, Human Resources professionals are looked to serve as an organizational leader, architects of change, business partner, and Human Resources experts, aka Bona Fide Disruptors!

As your President for 2018-2019, I seek to continue SCPMA's role in providing support and resources for public sector Human Resources professionals in the Southern California region and beyond.  By providing innovative and creative training opportunities, we look to prepare our organizations for challenges that await us in the near future.

It goes without saying that the most valuable resource that we have as an association is our membership.  Please continue to look forward to our annual conference in April 2019 and our regular training workshops.  In addition, we are pleased to announce that the “IPMA-HR Competency Training” will be returning to a local Southern California stage near you!! Also In the spirit of collaboration and social media excellence, our hashtag line for the year will be #SCPMAHRNATION.  We are a nation of HR folks who inspire greatness every day in our workplace. Please feel free to use on all of your HR social media correspondence.

In closing, I am so excited and honored to serve as your President.  Throughout this year, if you have any questions, comments or any ideas for events, please do not hesitate to contact either myself or any member of the Board. We are here for you!



Stacey Lewis, SPHR, IPMA-SCP, SHRM-SCP
Director of Human Resources
Port of Long Beach



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