Monthly Archives April 2019

Class of 2019 launches its class project

The 2019 Leadership San Ramon Valley class is leading a fundraising campaign to enhance literacy instruction in our local schools to honor the memory of Maddie Hurd. Maddie Hurd was a graduate of the San Ramon Valley Unified School District and was attending college in Washington State when she was tragically killed in a car accident on her way to Mount Baker Ski Area where she was an instructor supervisor. Maddie had dyslexia, a language-based learning disability, which significantly impacted her reading and writing. Much research exists on how the brain learns to read, in both typical readers and those with learning disabilities like dyslexia, but there is a large gap between the knowledge from this research and the practice of teaching reading in most school settings. Research shows that all readers, and especially those with reading disabilities, benefit from a structured, sequential approach that teaches them the code of their written language and develops automatic word recognition. With hard work, patience, dedication and the support of her family and many of her teachers, Maddie was an excellent student and an outstanding young woman, despite her reading and writing challenges. In honor of Maddie’s memory, the LSRV class of 2019 is raising funds to help educators improve their knowledge and practice in the teaching of reading. If you would like to make a donation, visit www.srvef.org/donate click on SRVEF “Friends of the Foundation”; insert your donation amount; check the box for a donation made in honor or memory; choose “In
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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 Heidi Seretan .
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Now Accepting Applications for the 2019-20 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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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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Regional Planning

Regional Planning Day on April 11th includes a field trip to the former Concord Naval Weapons Station for a tour of the ReUse Project by the Director of Community Reuse Planning for the City of Concord, Guy Bjerke. The afternoon will include 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, followed by the Casa Monte City Council Meeting/Public Hearing role-play activity.
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