LSRV Board Meeting @ ENGEO Large Conference Room
Mar 8 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Regional Planning Day @ SRV Fire Protection District Board Room
Apr 12 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

This session begins at the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District Board Room, where we will meet to pick up a “to-go” breakfast and review the day’s objectives. We will leave promptly at 8:30 am for the tour of the Concord Naval Weapons Station redevelopment site via bus. We will return to the SRVFPD Board Room for lunch and an afternoon of discussions and group exercises.

Day Chairs: Lisa Bobadilla, David Behring, Robert Combs, Shelley Despotakis, and Paige Meyer

LSRV Board Meeting @ ENGEO Large Conference Room
Apr 19 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Cultural Arts Day @ Front Row Theater
May 3 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

This class will explore the important role that the arts play in a healthy and vibrant community… a do-not miss and fun class – Cultural Arts Day!

Day Chairs:  Victoria Harris (lead), Mitchell Hopson, and Dominique Yancey


LSRV Board Meeting @ ENGEO Large Conference Room
May 10 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Wrap-Up/Graduation Class @ Town Meeting Hall
Jun 7 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

The final class wraps up the program with leadership concepts that apply to both your professional and personal life.  The Ring of Reciprocity will reinforce your connection to each other.

The graduation ceremony follows, next door at the Village Theater.

Day Chairs:  Lisa Bobadilla (lead), Kathy Chiverton, Shelley Despotakis, Vicki Harris, and Henry Perezalonso

Class of 2018 Graduation Event @ Village Theater
Jun 7 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

The Graduation ceremony is a wonderful event to invite alumni, colleagues, friends, and family to attend.  The class plans their ceremony with guidance from the Executive Director.  The ceremony typically includes a video/slideshow of the class’ year in Leadership San Ramon Valley, and class members are presented with certificates of completion.  The winner of “The Best Class Ever” fundraising event will also be announced.  Reception to follow.  All are welcome.  RSVP to


LSRV Board Meeting @ ENGEO Large Conference Room
Aug 23 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Class of 2019 Orientation @ Blackhawk Museum
Aug 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Alumni and Board members mix and mingle with the newest class of LSRV participants.  The orientation kicks off with introductions and testimonials from alumni.  Light refreshments served.  All alumni and new class invited.

Chairs:  Vicki Harris (Lead), David Behring, and Paige Meyer

Foundations of Leadership Day @ Veterans Memorial Building of San Ramon Valley
Sep 6 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Successful communities require the stewardship of broad-minded, well-educated, forward-thinking individuals acting in unity to promote the cumulative interests of a greater goal. Because leadership starts at the individual level, the “Foundations of Leadership” day kicks off the program with a “deep dive” into understanding each participant’s strengths identified using the Clifton StrengthFinder assessment, under the guidance of Daniel Almeida, PhD.  Dr. Almeida is a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach, a Certified Diversity Trainer and founder of Strengths Deep Dive, LLC. He is an expert in facilitating activities and conversations about understanding, developing and leveraging your own and others’ strengths.

The day also includes an historical perspective of the San Ramon Valley and a review of the unified vision that was created by previous community leaders. Intermixed throughout the day are opportunities for developing relationships with other program participants and building the foundations for a strong sense of team and group identity.

Day Chairs:  Kathy Chiverton, (Lead), Elizabeth Graswich, Henry Perezalonso, and Dominique Yancey