President's Message


Greetings HR Professionals,

Again, we are off to an amazing start!  The 2019 Conference continues to put SCPMA-HR on the map of excellence.   On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to thank you for allowing us to serve you.  In organizations, both large and small, the Human Resources department plays a critical role in determining its future, quite frankly put: ALL ROADS LEAD TO HR!

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 2019-2020, 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.  This year, we will be partnering with the Western Region of IPMA and the Inland Empire to host the 2020 annual conference.  The theme of the conference is: Be Our Guest – The Magic of HR. What better place to host such an amazing event than…………DISNEYLAND!  Yes, next year’s annual conference will take place at the “Happiest Place on Earth”.   In addition, again we are pleased to announce that the “IPMA-HR Competency Training” will be returning to a local Southern California stage near you in January 2020. We will also be hosting the HR Competencies “Train the Trainer” training in November.  We are also working with California State University Long Beach (CSULB) Human Resources Advisory Committee and their student chapter to create a collaborative co-hort for the next generation of emerging HR professionals. Stay tuned.

In the spirit of collaboration and social media excellence, our hashtag line again this 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 again 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,CPE
CHRO/Director of Human Resources
Port of Long Beach






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