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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The 2018 Best-Class-Ever Alumni Fundraising Contest ends tonight at 11:00pm

As of 11:30am today, the Class of 2013 and Class of 2016 both have 22 donations.  Having one fewer class members gives the Class of 2013 a slight lead in participation rate, 75.9% vs 73.3%.  The Class of 2017 is in 3rd place with 16 donations (53.3% participation).  The contest closes Monday, June 4th at 11:00pm, so today is the last day to help your class take home the Best-Class-Ever trophy.  Who will take home the trophy? Click here for more information. Donate with Paypal Now   
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Now Accepting Applications for the 2018-19 Class

Leadership SRV’s application window for the next class is open from April 1st to June 30th.  If you know of anyone who lives and/or works in the San Ramon Valley whom you think would be a good candidate, please let them know that we are accepting applications now and refer them here.
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Class of 2018 launches its class project

The LSRV Class of 2018 understands the importance of Community Health and Wellness. For their class project they have partnered with Canyon Lakes Golf & Brewery to host a fun evening of food, drinks, music, and amazing auction/raffle items – “Band & Bocce at the Brewery” – to raise funds for the Discovery Counseling Center. Discovery Counseling Center is a local non-profit that provides counseling and wellness services out of their Danville location and their soon-to-open San Ramon Wellness Corner at Dougherty Station. Band & Bocce at the Brewery Friday, April 27, 6:30-9:30pm Purchase Tickets on Eventbrite If you cannot make it, you may also make a donation on the ticket site.
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Alexander Mehran Jr.

Alexander Mehran, Jr. is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Sunset Development Company in San Ramon, California. He will join us for Community Economics Day to discuss Bishop Ranch: Economic Development for a community, focusing on the San Ramon City Center and surrounding walking district, and vision for Bishop Ranch Park. Sunset is a diversified real estate organization focused for the last 40 years on the development of Bishop Ranch, a nationally recognized 585-acre project in San Ramon with 10 million square feet of office, hotel, shopping and research facilities and a daytime population of over 30,000 workers in 600 diverse companies.  Alexander represents the third generation of family leadership at the Company founded in 1951 by his grandfather, Masud Mehran. In 2018, Sunset will open its much anticipated City Center project with an iconic design by Renzo Piano and a modern mix of entertainment and retail. City Center and the apartments to surround it will establish Bishop Ranch as a mixed-use regional node. In concert with his father, Alex Mehran Sr., the Company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Alex oversees all of the operations at Bishop Ranch including the leadership of Sunset’s 160 employees across its eight divisions; development and construction, leasing, finance, legal, marketing, property management, design and retail.
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2018 Best Class Ever alumni giving contest is underway…

Whether your contribution is $10 or $100, the class with the most participants wins the trophy. 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 to 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. Donate with Paypal Now
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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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2017 “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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Dan Carrigg

Dan Carrigg is the Deputy Executive Director/Legislative Director for the League of California Cities.  As one of our featured speakers for Community Economics Day, Dan will discuss the Impact of the State’s Policies, Legislation and Budget on Local Communities and Public Services. He has over 27 years of experience in Sacramento politics.  This is his 20th year with the League.  For seven years he represented the League on housing and land use issues, and in recent years has focused on the Revenue and Taxation issue area.  In the past, he has served both as a Senior Consultant with the Assembly Committee on Housing and Community Development and as a Legislative Representative on state property and construction issues for the state Department of General Services.  
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Rick Klau

Our keynote speaker for Communications Day is Rick Klau. Rick leads the partnerships team at Google Ventures, where he connects the largest companies in the world to Google Venture’s portfolio. Rick was previously a product manager at Google where he led product initiatives on Blogger, Google+, and YouTube. Rick’s earlier professional experience includes leadership roles at several software and Internet startups. He was an early employee at FeedBurner, where he ran the publisher services team until Google acquired the company in 2007. Rick received dual degrees from Lafayette College, and while a student at the University of Richmond School of Law, he founded the Richmond Journal of Law & Technology, the world’s first student-edited law journal to publish exclusively online. Outside of his love of technology, Rick is also a political junkie. He has lent technology advice to three U.S. Presidential campaigns, ran the campaign blog for President Barack Obama in his 2004 Senate race, and ran product strategy for and managed Google’s presence at the Democratic National Convention in 2008. He lives in San Ramon with his wife, Robin and three children.
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