Posts by Rachel Hurd

We’re nearing the end of the 2019 Best Class Ever alumni giving contest.

Which of our amazing classes will take home the trophy? Thank you to everyone who has already donated.  Your contributions are much appreciated! The current standings are shown.  Donations will continue to count for the contest until Wednesday, June 5th at 10:00pm. Whether your contribution is $10 or $100, the class with the greatest participation percentage 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. Your contribution is critical to our continued mission to build a strong community through leadership and civic engagement in the San Ramon Valley. Donate online using the link below or send a check to Leadership SRV, PO Box 1185, Danville, CA 94526.  Please note your class. Donate with Paypal Now and please note your class year.
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Fundraising for the Class of 2019’s project continues with May Pizza Madness!

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. They have raised $5,000 so far and are continuing their efforts with May is Pizza Madness. Four local pizza restaurants are participating and providing a generous contribution of sales over multiple days. See the flyer for the calendar and coupons. Maddie 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
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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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2019 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. Donate online using the link below or send a check to Leadership SRV, PO Box 1185, Danville, CA 94526.  Please note your class. Donate with Paypal Now
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Community Economics Day

We are please to have Carolyn Coleman, Executive Director of the League of California Cities as one of our presenters for Community Economics Day on March 7th, along with Joe Calabrigo, Danville Town Manager and Alexander Mehran, President and Chief Operating Officer of Sunset Development.
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Carolyn Coleman

Carolyn Coleman brings 25 years of experience as a leader and an advocate in the public and private sectors to her role as executive director of the League of California Cities. She joined the League of California Cities in December 2016 after a decade with the National League of Cities (NLC) in Washington, D.C. as senior executive and director of federal advocacy. During her tenure at NLC, she oversaw the organization’s advocacy efforts and worked closely with city leaders and the 49 state municipal leagues throughout the country to advance NLC’s priorities in matters before Congress, the Administration and the courts.    Prior to working with NLC, Coleman served as deputy mayor for the city of Indianapolis where she focused on economic development, infrastructure and community engagement. She previously practiced law and held marketing leadership positions in the private sector. In addition to her professional endeavors, Coleman serves on the board of trustees of the University of Indianapolis and on the dean’s cabinet at the McGeorge School of Law.
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