AGC of California recently announced two new staff appointments: Erin Volk has been appointed to the position of Director of the Education and Research Foundation, and Dave Jenkins was promoted to Director of Business Development for AGCC.

Volk comes to the Education Foundation from the UC Davis Police Department, where she served as the project director of a UC system-wide grant project funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, a project on which all 10 UC campuses partnered.

Erin Volk
Erin Volk

For the past eight years at UCD, Volk was responsible for securing and working on federal grant programs specific to the higher education community and engaged directly with UC administration, faculty, staff, and students at more than 300 colleges and universities nationwide. She has provided project management and oversight on a multitude of projects and has traveled extensively throughout California and the nation to facilitate meetings and trainings at universities, non-profits and private sector agencies.

In her previous work, Volk also developed and delivered several trainings and educational sessions for college students. She has a B.A. in political science from CSU, Chico. Volk can be reached at (916) 371-2422 or

While keeping his responsibilities as District Manager for the Los Angeles District, Jenkins will also focus on developing the association's value added services.

Dave Jenkins
Dave Jenkins

He will be working with Pam Gray at the West Sacramento headquarters to promote conferences and other statewide events. He can be reached at or by calling (626) 608-5800.

In other AGCC news, the association will hold its annual fall conference and meetings in Indian Wells at the Hyatt Grand Champions Resort & Spa Nov. 3-5, 2010. This year�s event includes several informational seminars, forums and meetings as well as plenty of networking opportunities.

AGC will hold its division meetings and several committee and council meetings on Wednesday, Nov. 3. Thursday, Nov. 4, will feature a special educational forum on public-private partnerships; AGC�s annual Safety Awards Luncheon; and the fall state Board of Directors and annual meeting that afternoon.

The conference will include several recreational opportunities, including the men�s and women�s golf tournament as well as croquet and bocce ball tournaments. The conference will wrap up with a special �Ocean�s 11� casino night reception dinner on Friday, Nov. 5.

For more information, visit AGC�s web page at and click on the AGC Fall Conference link for a complete list of scheduled activities for the conference. You can download the registration forms or register on line.

For sponsorship opportunities, contact Pam Gray or Nicole LaMont at (916) 371-2422.

Meanwhile, AGC of California is a sponsor of a 2010 Construction Career Awareness Day in Vallejo on Thursday, Oct. 7. The event, hosted by Kiewit, will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Kiewit�s Maintenance yard in Vallejo.

The event will feature live demonstrations, exhibits, workshops, hands-on activities, and an equipment rodeo. Attendees will have the opportunity to speak to contractors, union representative sand local colleges and universities. Lunch is provided. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information, visit the AGC website at, or call (916) 371-2422.