“Breakfast Club” is a bi-annual gathering of local, state, and federal public official staff along with members of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group as well as other community partners representing our region. The roundtable discussion starts with 30 minutes of coffee and conversation followed by the program and discussion with a keynote speaker.
Local Government Annual Meetings
The Local Government Annual Meetings series was formed more than a decade ago to engage local city and county officials in a dialogue on areas of partnership with the Silicon Valley Leadership Group. In 2010, the Leadership Group embarked on regional conversations by bringing neighboring cities and counties together to learn best practices on improving the quality of life and cost of doing business in Silicon Valley. For more details on the policy priorities from the 2011 series: http://svlg.org/docs/LGD_2011_Policy_Summary.pdf
Regional visits include: San Jose city hall; Milpitas, Santa Clara and Sunnyvale; Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Mountain View and Palo Alto; Campbell, Cupertino, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno and Saratoga; Alameda County, Fremont, Newark, Pleasanton and Union City; San Mateo County, Atherton, East Palo Alto, Menlo Park and Redwood City; Gilroy and Morgan Hill; Santa Cruz and Scotts Valley; and, Santa Clara County.
Non-Partisan Voter Registration
The Silicon Valley Leadership Group promotes strong voter registration by encouraging employers and their employees to send out a non-partisan message which provides detailed instructions on how to register to vote and the importance of voting. This voter registration effort is designed to fit the corporate culture of each company in a no-cost, user-friendly, format.
Frequently, the Silicon Valley Leadership Group will interview candidates who are seeking local, state and federal office. While the purpose is not to endorse, the Leadership Group reviews candidates to determine if they are closely aligned with our principles and policy positions. Below is a sample of recent responses from candidates to our written questionnaire.
2012 San Jose District 10 race: