Guy Bjerke

Guy Bjerke is the Director of Community Reuse Planning for the City of Concord. He’s responsible for overseeing the implementation of the Reuse Area Plan for the redevelopment of the former Concord Naval Weapons Station.
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Enjoy a Wonderful Dinner and Support the LSRV Program

Monday, July 31, 2017    Get together with friends and family for a wonderful dinner at Gianni’s Italian Bistro and support Leadership SRV.  It’s a Win-Win! Board members will be your wait staff, and all tips and 10% of sales will raise funds for Leadership SRV. Reservations are available between 5:00 and 7:45 pm. Please make your reservations soon — before July 26th, if possible.  To invite others, please download and share this flyer. For reservations, call 925-820-6969 or go to YELP.com. 2065 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon, CA  94583
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Cultural Arts Day

We’re looking forward to a fun and enriching day at the City of San Ramon’s Front Row Theater, as we explore the role the Arts play in building a community, with our facilitators Keith Carames and Susan Stauter.
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“Best Class Ever” Alumni Giving Contest Final Standings

The trophy goes to the Class of 2017, with 100% participation!  Thank you to everyone who donated.  Your support and engagement in the program are much appreciated! Class Donations % Participation 2017 31 100% 2013 20 69.0% 2016 16 51.6% 2015 11   39.3% 2011 2 7.4% 2014 1 4.8% 2005 1 4.3% 1996 1 4.2% 1999 1 4.2% 2007 1 4.2% 1993 1 4.0% 1995 1 4.0% 2003 1 4.0% 2006 1 4.0% 2004 1 3.8% 2009 1 3.8% 2010 1 3.8% 2002 1 3.6% 2012 1 3.6% 1992 0 0.0% 1994 0 0.0% 1997 0 0.0% 1998 0 0.0% 2000 0 0.0% 2001 0 0.0% 2008 0 0.0%
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Best Class Ever alumni giving is underway…

Whether your contribution is $10 or $100, the class with the most participants wins the trophy. Current Class Standings As a graduate of Leadership San Ramon Valley, you are aware that each day the lives of the residents of the San Ramon Valley are positively impacted by graduates like yourself. From educators to business leaders, to public servants, to non-profit directors and community board members/volunteers, Leadership San Ramon Valley alumni are involved in making this valley a special place to live and work. What you may not be aware of is that the student tuition covers only about half of our program expenses. The tuition is purposely kept at a low level to make sure the program continues to be affordable to all potential candidates. Donations from businesses and our generous alumni make up the difference in tuition costs, as well as provide scholarships for those who need help with tuition.  The funds donated by our Leadership SRV alumni go a long way towards ensuring that this valuable program continues for years to come. We ask for your continued support. Your contribution is critical to our continued mission to build a strong community through leadership and civic engagement in the San Ramon Valley. To donate by credit card, simply click on the button below or send a check to Leadership SRV, PO Box 1185, Danville, CA 94526.  Please note your class on it.
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Linda Oubre

Linda was appointed Dean of the College of Business at San Francisco State University in July 2012. Her goals for the College include expanding connections with the business community, attracting more students and raising revenue.
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Foundations of Leadership

The Foundations of Leadership Day on September 1st starts off the program with the learning objectives to Understand leadership in this time and context Develop and understand leadership styles and differences Establish a foundation for effective teamwork and group learning Our guest speaker and facilitator is Linda Oubre, Dean of the College of Business at San Francisco State University. She will lead the class through a variety of discussions exploring leadership styles and differences. In addition, Danville Councilmember Newell Arnerich and San Ramon Mayor Bill Clarkson will provide a history of the San Ramon Valley. Intermixed throughout the day are opportunities for developing relationships with the other program participants and building the foundations for a strong sense of team and group identity.  
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Regional Planning

Regional Planning Day on April 13th will include a field trip to the former Concord Naval Weapons Station for a tour by the Executive Director Guy Bjerke to talk about the Local Reuse Project and Go Mentum Program. The afternoon will start with Casa Monte City Council Meeting role play activity.  This will be followed by  a discussion about the regional planning impact on local government with respect to housing and transportation with Lauren Barr, from the City of San Ramon’s Planning Division, Clayton City Councilmember Amy Worth representing the Metropolitan Transportation Committee, and Orinda City Councilmember Julie Pierce representing the Association of Bay Area Governments. Speakers and Panel Members Lauren Barr is the Acting Division Manager for the City of San Ramon’s Planning Services.  He has had the opportunity to work on complex land use projects as well as develop and refine local land use policy related to the City General Plan, Climate Action Plan and various Specific Plan documents.  Prior to coming to San Ramon, he served as Community Development Director for the City of Laguna Woods and has worked in several other public and private sector positions in both Northern and Southern California over the past 20 years.     He was was born and raised in the East Bay, attended Berkeley High School and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a BA in Environmental Design.   He holds a Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Oregon, is a licensed Landscape Architect in California and
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Government Day

This session presents an overview of local government and its relationship to other governmental bodies. Students receive firsthand experience in civic leadership by campaigning and running for public office in a mock election. Opportunities are provided throughout the day to interact with current and former public office holders as well as public service administrators. One of the intents of the Leadership SRV program is to familiarize the class with methods of effecting change through the governmental process. To gain a working understanding of the overall function of local city governments and how they interact with federal, state, and county governments, other agencies and special districts. To learn the process by which an individual or group can bring about change in governmental policy. To understand Public Safety issues in relation to city government To have a better understanding of the issues that affect where we live and work. To learn the fundamentals of government, such as process, protocol, budget, legal, ethical, etc. To prepare ourselves in the future to solve the issues that affects us. To gain confidence in speaking before a group or government body.
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