The Carpinteria Valley Chamber of Commerce will host a webinar called Carpinteria in the Time of Corona on Friday, May 8 from 11 a.m. to noon. Open to anyone in the community, the webinar will feature a variety of speakers and will be facilitated by Joyce Donaldson, President/CEO of the Carpinteria Valley Chamber of Commerce. Following the presentations, there will be a brief Q&A if time allows. Registration for the webinar is required and can be completed at A recording of the event will be made available. Speakers are as follows:

1. Dave Durflinger, City Manager, City of Carpinteria Topic: City Reopening & Recovery Update

2. Melissa James, CEO, REACH, Topic: Santa Barbara County-wide efforts to reopen our community & economy

3. Dena Bellman, District Planning Chief/PIO, Channel Coast District Topic: Soft Closure Model

4. Marybeth Carty, Executive Director, Natalie Orfalea Foundation Topic: Feeding Carpinteria Initiative including Compassionate Care of Carpinteria & 93013 Fund

5. Roland Rotz, Ph.D., Licensed Child and Adult psychologist, Director of the Lifespan Development Center Topic: Maintaining Mental Strength amid COVID-19 Time