Santa Clara Count Supervisor addresses LACF’s LEAD

The Los Altos Town Crier published a nice article about Supervisor Joe Simitian speaking to our current LEAD class about community advocacy. Its a great talk. Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian discussed the keys to successful advocacy at Los Altos Community Foundation’s Feb. 15 Leadership Education Advancement (LEAD) class. “Having served as an elected […]

Joe Simitian’s 13 Tips for Successful Advocacy

1. Before speaking to a group of elected officials (such as City Council), develop a relationship with one or more of them. Even a 15-minute call ahead of time with one of them could make a big difference in the effectiveness of your request. 2. Understand what motivates the audience of elected officials (or staff) […]

LEAD Applications for 2017 Open

Join, LEAD, the program that cultivates community leaders in your community. 2017 LEAD Schedule: January 21              9 – 12 Half-day Saturday Workshop (Including lunch) All classes are on Wednesday evenings from 7 – 9 p.m. February 1 February 15 March 1 March 15 March 29 April 5 April 19 […]

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Become a Los Altos LEAD er

New to the area or lived here for years? Retired? Civic staff? Contemplating running for City Council or School Board, or serving on a Commission? Then Los Altos LEAD is perfect for you! Enrollment is open to all. Since 1996, more than 220 people have completed the eight-session course. Subjects presented: local government education social […]

A letter from a LEADer

Dear Friends, Wanted to let you know of a fabulous opportunity that is not only a great educational opportunity but a lot of fun, too! The upcoming LEAD Program has a few (but only a few) slots left in the Program. This program, which is run by Claudia Coleman of Los Altos Community Foundation (LACF), […]

2014 LEAD Applications Open Now

New to the area or lived here for years? Retired? Civic staff? Contemplating City Council, School Board or a Commission? Then LEAD is perfect for you!

Former Los Altos Patch editor regrets missing LEAD

Lisa Chung has stepped down as editor of Patch. She’s covered quite a few of our events as has always been supportive. She also lists not attending LEAD as one of her regrets. Take her advice and join lead in 2014. http://losaltoscf.org/what-we-do-2/program-incubation-management/lead/