Education Day @ San Ramon Valley High School
Mar 5 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Class members gain an appreciation for the variety of issues facing today’s educators and the educational system and gain insight into how these issues impact our local education community (San Ramon Valley Unified School District). Members also have opportunities to observe student learning and school climate through classroom observations and shadowing the principal of a local school.

Day Chairs:  Elizabeth Graswich (lead), Lisa Bobadilla, Kathy Chiverton, Andy Li, and Henry Perezalonso

Class members sharing what they observed while shadowing school site principals.

LSRV Board Meeting @ Zoom
Mar 12 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Regional Planning Day @ SRV Fire Protection District Board Room
Apr 2 @ 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 8:20 am for a presentation at the City of Concord’s Council Chambers and a tour of the Concord ReUse Project (redevelopment of the Concord Naval Weapons Station) via bus. We will return to the SRVFPD Board Room for lunch and an afternoon of discussion and the group exercise.

Day Chairs: Lisa Bobadilla, David Behring, and Robert Combs

LSRV Board Meeting @ ENGEO Large Conference Room
Apr 16 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
LSRV Board Meeting @ Zoom
May 14 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
LSRV Board Annual Meeting/Planning Session
Jun 11 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am
Foundations of Leadership Day @ Oak Hill Park Community Center, Ballroom
Sep 2 @ 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 understanding each participant’s strengths identified using the Clifton StrengthFinder assessment.

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), David Behring, Henry Perezalonso

Leadership Retreat @ Amador Rancho Community Center/ Rancho San Ramon Park - Bella Vista Room
Oct 7 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

The retreat is an opportunity for class members to get to know one another on a more personal level and beyond the traditional boundaries of communication. Team building exercises focus on fundamental team development skills, empowerment, and the creation of synergy and trust among the class participants.

Participants should wear comfortable clothing and shoes.

Day Chairs:  Henry Perezalonzo (lead), Randall Diamond, Christopher George



Healthy Community Day @ San Ramon Regional Medical Center, South Building Conference Room
Nov 4 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

The goal of this session is to explore some of the serious issues facing families, children and the elderly in the San Ramon Valley. Through the fieldwork and class discussions, the program participants will discover what resources are available to address these issues, as well as identify how to access these resources. It is also a day in which volunteer opportunities with non-profit human services providers are discussed.

Day Chairs: Ann Lucena (lead), David Behring, Sumita Bhandari, and Kathy Chiverton

Government Day @ San Ramon Community Center, Terrace Room
Dec 9 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

This session presents an overview of local government and its relationship to other governmental bodies. Students receive first-hand experience in civic leadership by campaigning and running for public office in a mock city council 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 goals of the program, and this session, in particular, is to familiarize the class with methods of effecting change through the governmental process.  The class also elects its class council members, mayor and vice mayor during this class.

Day Chairs:  Newell Arnerich (lead), Bill Clarkson, and Randall Diamond