Applications are being accepted for the 25th annual class of Leadership Hayward, to begin this November. With 276 graduates since 1991, this accredited program develops leaders knowledgeable about the greater Hayward area and prepared to address complex social and economic issues. The program is particularly valuable to representatives of organizations and the business community, who learn about Hayward's economic development to enhance their own professional growth.
The19-member Hayward Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, in consultation with its 16-member Government Relations Council, has announced that it endorses Lisa Brunner (photo right) and Marita Cheng (photo left) for positions on the Hayward Unified School District Board of Education. The chamber also endorses the Measure L school bond, that would rebuild and modernize Hayward schools.
Support for Measure L, BB
The chamber previously announced its endorsement of the Measure BB regional transportation measure, that would bring nearly $200 million to Hayward for roadway improvements.
The chamber renewed its endorsement from two years ago of US Congressman Eric Swalwell as well as Hayward Assemblymember Bill Quirk for re-election to his 20th District seat. In addition, the chamber endorsed Assemblymember Bob Weickowski for the 10th District State Senate seat.
"It is essential that chambers of commerce elect representatives who know the importance of economic development in cities, and how it influences education, infrastructure, and tax revenue," said Kim Huggett, president and CEO of the Hayward Chamber of Commerce. "The Hayward chamber is particularly committed to electing school board members who will make the tough decisions to help our students learn in a safe, technologically sound environment. Lisa Brunner and Marita Cheng will work together to achieve these goals."
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"Our travel programs have been popular for years because of the spectacular locations, professional in-country guides, and great value," said Hayward Chamber of Commerce President Kim Huggett. "Plus our excursions are safe and secure. Recent trips have been to China, Spain, Italy, Ireland and Thailand. Join us to see why traveling with the Hayward Chamber of Commerce is so popular."