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Directors Travels

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

Sunday October 13, 2019
Sunday was the last day for Governor Gavin Newsome to sign or veto bills passed by the Legislature on or before Sep. 13 and in the Governor’s possession after Sep. 13, 2019.  The legislative committee will start working on the analysis to report back to the board the outcomes for the year.

Monday October 14, 2019 – Columbus Day and Indigenous Peoples Day
I’ll be meeting with Doug Bonnet to discuss the activities of the week to prepare for a productive work week.

I’ll be attending an event by Fuerzas Unidas, our local Hispanic Spanish speaking community group, supporting families of children and adults with developmental disabilities.

Tuesday October 15, 2019
Our Senior Leadership team will be meeting from 9 to 12 noon in the director’s conference room.  I’ll be receiving status reports from all of the leaders including special updates from Cindy Strawderman reporting on administrative support and Angie Sheer providing an update on our projects to enhance case management.

I’ll be attending Human Resource meetings with the director of human resources and other directors.

Wednesday October 16, 2019
Justin Schrotenboer, PsyD. VMRC Staff Psychologist, will be attending the San Joaquin County Behavioral Health Board Meetings from 6:00-8:00 pm in the Behavioral Health Services, Conference Room B, 1212 N. California Street, Stockton.

I’ll be attending a meeting of the “NextGen” executive directors of regional center consisting of directors who have been in their position 6 years and less.

Thursday October 17, 2019
I’ll be attending the Association of Regional Center Agencies (ARCA) Finance Committee chaired by Lisa Kleinbub from East Bay Regional Center.

I’ll be attending the ARCA Executive Directors meeting chaired by Larry Landauer of Orange County Regional Center from 11 am to 3 pm in San Diego.

I’ll be attending the ARCA Executive Committee meeting chaired by President Kathy Hebert (representative from East Bay Regional Center), from 3 pm to 5 pm in San Diego.

Valley Mountain Regional Center President Margaret Heinz, will be attending the delegates meeting of ARCA. This will be Margret’s first meeting representing VMRC at ARCA.

Friday October 18, 2019
Margaret Heinz and I will be attending the ARCA Board of Directors meeting in San Diego from 8:30 am to 2 pm.

Saturday October 19, 2019
I’ll be attending the retirement celebration of Kim Olson who served for over 40 years as the executive director of Alpha, a community non-profit serving people with developmental disabilities.  Kim served in leadership position on several local groups, statewide position, and national positions to improve services and supports to people with developmental disabilities and their families. Congratulation to Kim for career that made a difference.