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Leadership Mountain View celebrates 20 years

Original post made on Aug 5, 2009

Each year Leadership Mountain View, a nonprofit run by the Chamber of Commerce, brings together several dozen people who live or work in the city to help them learn about what makes Mountain View tick. This year, the 20th class of LMV is about to commence.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, August 5, 2009, 12:48 PM

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Posted by Bruce Karney
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Aug 5, 2009 at 3:27 pm

I went through Leadership Mountain View (LMV) in 1992-3 and thought it was a fantastic, practical way to learn about this wonderful city. Most of the people who go through the program find some way to "give back" to the community, and many have made major contributions.

If I had to summarize the benefit of LMV in one short sentence I'd say that "it makes you more effective in accomplishing the things that are important to you." This is true no matter if your interests are in the arts, education, environment, or whatever.

If I moved to another city, the first thing I would do to get plugged in to my new town would be to enroll in its leadership program.

Cheers,
Bruce Karney


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Posted by Cynthia Greaves
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Aug 5, 2009 at 8:03 pm

I participated and really enjoyed and benefited from it -- heartily recommend it for people who like to be informed, involved and effective in their community (plus I made several good friends in MV).


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Posted by Susan Hamilton
a resident of Shoreline West
on Aug 6, 2009 at 2:59 pm

Since graduating LMV in 2001 the rewards keep coming in. I gained confidence in navigating the layers of the community. The many friends and volunteer opportunities that opened up are priceless and continue to deveolp year by year.

I highly recommend the investment of time and money for a great reward of knowledge and friendships.