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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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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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 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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Communications Day

Those who deliver clear, concise and relevant messages become leaders. This class is designed to understand the principles of communication in today’s environment. Sending the right message is not a luxury — it is a necessity because smart communication increases trust, credibility and leadership opportunities.
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