Upcoming Events

April Dinner with Neil Chase
Apr 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

On Wednesday, April 17th we’ll be hosting our Dinner Meeting at the Fremont Hills Country Club.


CALmatters CEO Neil Chase

Early-bird Price: $40 for Members; $50 for Non-Members; $25 for Students (w/ID) After April 14 $50 for Members; $60 for Non-Members

Neil Chase joined CALmatters as Chief Executive Officer in January of 2019. With a staff of about two dozen in Sacramento and Los Angeles, CALmattters produces hundreds of stories each year that are posted at CALmatters.org and shared with more than 150 news organizations including all of California’s major newspapers and public radio stations. In 2018, CALmatters produced an award winning election guide and added a podcast, a daily newsletter, a forum for statewide commentary and a series of public events. 

Upon joining CALmatters Chase said, “This organization has proven that it can have an important and meaningful impact on accountability, transparency and civic engagement.”

Since 2016, Neil Chase has been the executive editor of The Mercury News and the East Bay Times, winner of an all-staff Pulitzer Prize in 2017. Chase worked for more than 30 years as an editor, manager and marketer, in recent years building digital brands and audience as a senior vice president at Federated Media Publishing and as a consultant for major publishers and corporations. He has been a leading participant in national discussions about the future of journalism, including the emerging nonprofit sector. And he served previously as Managing Editor at CBS MarketWatch and Continuous News Editor at the New York Times.

Purchase tickets online today! 

Or call (650) 917-9125 to RSVP and bring your check made payable to SPARC to the event.