Valley Mountain Regional Center

Directors Travels

picture of Tony Anderson, executive director of Valley Mountain Regional Center.

Here’s the Directors Travels for Aug 10th. I hope you all have a great week. Best of luck to all our educators on the board. I know it’s going to be a challenging week for those starting this week either in the classroom or remotely. Please ask parents and students you come across to be kind to teachers, they’ve been practicing their profession for 200 years now in classrooms and less than one year remotely.  It may take some a little time to get it down but they will.

Monday August 10, 2020
I will be following up with employees and their supervisors regarding the remaining conflict of interests reports for those that have identified a potential conflicts.

Continued review if the Kinetic Flow reports on the VMRC COVID-19 response and the strategic planning reports.

Doug Bonnet and I will have a check in meeting to review the week’s activities and preparations including his support of the Disparities Public forums and the collection and distribution planning for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

Tuesday August 11, 2020
The Senior Leadership team will be meeting from 9 am to noon for department updates and to review policy changes.

I will be participating in a meeting of the executive directors of the regional centers chaired by Javier Saldivar, of SARC.

Wednesday August 12, 2020
I will be working in the office today assisting the team with PPE distribution activities coordinated by Doug Bonnet.

I will be participating in a webinar “Reinvent, Reimagine and Redesign Services in a Covid-19 World” presented by the Association of People for Supported Employment-First (APSE). To join this webinar on best practices for redesigning services to maintain individualized and person-centered supports during the COVID-19 pandemic, click the Eventbrite link here:  

I will be meeting with some providers, partners, parents, and consumers to discuss nonresidential services and the alternative locations where services can be provided during the COVID-19 response. A team of our staff from Community Services will also be participating in the dialogue.

Thursday August 13, 2020
Gaby Lopez and Cindy Mix, with support from Doug Bonnet, will be hosting another public forum for the POS Expenditures. For details for the session, visit the announcement page at:, and to view the presentation in English click here or in Spanish click here.

I will be participating in a meeting with Director Bargmann and other regional center directors to review the status of the state’s COVID-19 response for services and supports in our community.

Friday August 14, 2020
I will be providing an update during the Self-Advocacy Council 6 Friday Zoom meeting. To participate in the meeting here are the details: Join Zoom Meeting  Meeting ID: 989 8567 1780,  Password: 588860,   877 853 5257 US Toll-free, 888 475 4499 US Toll-free.