Posts by Rachel Hurd

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. To donate by credit card, simply click on the button/link 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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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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Introducing the Class of 2018-19

Brian Bornstein City of San Ramon Jason Caldwell Latitude 35 Leadership Juliet Don Chevron Christina Franco City of San Ramon Diane Friedmann Town of Danville Robert Graswich R.E. Graswich Communications Keith Haase City of San Ramon Mike Holtzclaw San Mateo Community College District Colette Lay Rotary Club of San Ramon Kristina Lorenzini Community Volunteer Shudong Ma PG&E Barbara Mahoney ENGEO Xiaoyue (Sara) Mai Gen II Service, LLC Michel Masuda-Nash Teacher, Murray Elementary, Dublin Joe Morgan JWM Wealth Management, LLC Gon Ng ATI Architects and Engineers Joseph Nunneley ATI Architects and Engineers Megan O’Connor San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District Jae W. Oh Hansamo Susanna Ordway San Ramon Valley Council of PTAs Julia Oseland Julia Oseland Executive Coaching & Consulting Amanda Perceval San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District Michael Roberts Danville Rotary / Blackhawk Grill Stephanie Sawyer San Ramon Valley Unified School District Sanjay Sharma Lyncis Technologies Inc. Queena Sohn Kaiser Permanente Kim Stange-Herlihy Valley Humane Society Ann Tancioco Kids’ Country Jean Zhu Keller Williams Realty
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Orientation Reception for the New LSRV Class

Leadership SRV Alumni are invited to join the Board of Directors in welcoming the 28th class of Leadership SRV at the annual Orientation Reception: Thursday, August 23, 2018, 5:30pm until 7:30pm at the Blackhawk Museum 3700 Blackhawk Plaza Circle, Danville, CA Alumni – if you’ll join us, kindly reply to  leadershipsrv@att.net
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Daniel Almeida

Our facilitator for the first class, Foundations of Leadership, is Daniel Almeida, Ph.D., who will take the class on a “deep dive” into understanding their strengths identified using the Clifton StrengthFinder assessment.  Dr. Almeida is an Assistant Professor at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach, a Certified Diversity Trainer, and founder of Strengths Deep Dive, LLC – a strengths-based consulting practice committed to providing engaging and transformative experiences for individuals and teams that go beyond the surface, diving deep into the development of their natural talents. Dr. Almeida is an expert in facilitating activities and conversations with individuals and teams about leveraging their strengths and is also an expert on topics such as multicultural issues, team development and management, and career development. Dr. Almeida received his PhD in Education from the University of Southern California, MA in Higher Education Administration from Boston College, and AB in Psychology from Dartmouth College.
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