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 official at various levels of state and local government, I’ve observed what works, and what doesn’t,” Simitian said. “Making change is difficult, but it can be done if you know how to be a successful advocate.”

Simitian illustrated his points with humorous examples based on his years of public service as a mayor, county supervisor, state assemblyman and state senator.

“Joe Simitian’s dynamic and fun presentation is a real skill-building experience in the LEAD curriculum,” said Claudia Coleman, LEAD program director.

Read the rest of this article in the Los Altos Town Crier.

LEAD runs from January to May each year. It is an ideal way to learn more about Los Altos and Los Altos Hills local government, education, local non-profits and business interests.  Participants have included those who are:

  • New to the area or lived here for years
  • Retired
  • Contemplating City Council, School Board or a Commission
  • Interested in giving back to our community

LEAD is a program of the Los Altos Community Foundation.

Pictures from the 2015 LACF Foundation Brunch

Thanks to all who made the brunch a success! We’re glad you made it and we will see you at the next event.

 

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2013 Foundation Brunch set for October 13

Roy Lave (then)
Roy Lave (then)
Roy Lave (now) with grandaughter, Quincy

Join us Sunday, October 13 for the annual Los Altos Community Foundation Brunch!

Enjoy fabulous food in the Los Altos Golf and Country Club’s main dining room, an elegant setting overlooking the golf course.

1560 Country Club Drive, Los Altos

10:00 am to 1:00 pm

This year’s brunch will feature a thought-provoking and celebratory program:

Brief LACF update, Joe Eyre, Executive Director

Keynote talk by Dr. James R. Doty, Founder and Director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) and Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery, Stanford University

Tribute to Roy in pictures and words. This is your chance to take the microphone and express your thoughts about Roy and his deep caring for LACF
and the community.

 

Dr. James Doty
Dr. James Doty

James R. Doty, M.D. is the founder and director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) at Stanford University of which His Holiness the Dalai Lama is the founding benefactor. He collaborates with scientists from a number of disciplines examining the moral, social and neural bases for compassion and altruism.

He is also a professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at Stanford University School of Medicine, as well as an inventor, entrepreneur and philanthropist. As a philanthropist, Dr. Doty supports a number of charitable organizations supporting peace initiatives and providing healthcare throughout the world. He also supports a variety of research initiatives and has provided scholarships and endowed chairs at multiple universities including Stanford University and Tulane University School of Medicine.