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Newsfront - September 26, 2008

New leadership class begins

The Leadership San Ramon Valley program for the class of 2009 officially began this month. The 10-month course is designed to provide current and emerging community leaders with the information and skills necessary to appreciate the resources, understand the issues, manage the challenges, and lead in the rapidly evolving business, political, educational, cultural and social environment of the San Ramon Valley.

The 2009 class has the following: Natalie Alvanez, Tri-Valley Convention and Vistors Bureau; Andrea Bancroft, San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District; Dall Barley, San Ramon Historic Foundation; Elaine Betts, Go Far Consulting; Gina Channell-Allen, the Danville Weekly; Jim Coleman, Danville Sycamore Rotary; Jim Crocker, Aspire Investments/Danville Rotary; Will Doerlich, Windermere East Bay Realty; Jeff Fippin, ENGEO Inc.; Raj Gumber, Dublin San Ramon Services District; Lani Ha, Town of Danville; Karen Horton, San Ramon Valley Council of PTAs.

Also, Mike Howell, MAH Developments Inc.; Gary Jones, New Life Church; Steve Kay, Allied Financial Services/Danville Rotary; Natalie Kurtz, San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District; Donna Maxwell, Center for Human Development; Linda Mc Colgan, New United Motor Manufacturing Inc.; Karen McHenry-Smith, city of San Ramon; Mike Picard, San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District; Jeri Stegman, Gracer Medical Group; Julie Vargas, city of San Ramon; Steve Wilcox, Summit Financial Group/Danville Sycamore Rotary; and Mark Williams, Town of Danville.

The program, in its 18th year, has day-long seminars every month. A different topic is highlighted at each of the 10 sessions, at which community leaders share their insights and class members interact through projects and fieldwork.

For information about Leadership San Ramon Valley, call 355-2554, e-mail, or visit