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Danville Express

Newsfront - June 6, 2008

Leadership graduates class of 21

The twenty-one members of the 17th class of Leadership San Ramon Valley were to be honored June 5 in ceremonies that culminate a program designed to give participants historical perspective and an in-depth look at the issues facing their community. It also sharpens their leadership and management skills. Many graduates go on to run for public office, sit on boards and commissions, or take leadership roles in their community service organizations or workplaces.

Each year the participants create a class project to enhance some aspect of the community. The class of 2008 launched a cell phone collection to benefit clients of STAND! Against Domestic Violence, by placing collection boxes at locations throughout the Valley.

Members of this Leadership class include corporate managers, firefighters, business owners, Realtors, civic employees and community volunteers. They have attended 10 monthly day-long sessions since September discussing a variety of topics in the San Ramon Valley, such as education, the economy, local and state government, regional planning, community economics and cultural arts. Speakers and panel members for these sessions have included elected officials and experts in their fields of study.

The class of 2008 includes Cherie Bates, Amy Blaschka, Barbara Cappa, Bob Chace, Patricia Edwards, Kathy Gailey, Bob Gibbs, Tina Hightower, Kevin Horan, Patty Hoyt, Catarina Kidd, John D. Lane, Robert Leete, Nate Lorenzini, Ryan Lorenini, Renee S. Morgan, May-Yee Ng, Erich Pfuehler, Richard Price, Claudi Ray and Carron Sandifor.

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