The Joint Venture board of directors elected four new members at its quarterly meeting in June, two from the public sector and two from the private sector. The new members are Fremont City Manager Fred Diaz, Palo Alto City Manager James Keene, LSI Corporation senior vice president Gautam Srivastava and Merrill Lynch/Bank of America director Patricia Wiliams.
"These four new directors will further enrich Joint Venture's diverse board with their background and experience," said Russell Hancock, CEO of Joint Venture. "We're delighted to have their service."
Click here to read the complete news release.
Joint Venture conducting municipal greenhouse gas inventories
Joint Venture, with financial and administrative support from PG&E and ICLEI, is conducting inventories of municipal greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for local jurisdictions in Silicon Valley. The goal is to update municipal inventories to 2010 data to assist local jurisdictions in tracking their progress on reducing emissions. Some sixteen jurisdictions are participating in the project so far.
Joint Venture has hired, trained, and deployed eighteen interns to the participating cities to conduct the inventories. The interns’ duties include data gathering, recording and analysis, as well as producing a written report for their respective jurisdiction. Ongoing training and technical assistance are provided to the interns and the cities via Joint Venture, in coordination with ICLEI and PG&E.
John Sztukowski, a member of Climate Corps Bay Area, is supervising the project for Joint Venture.
Click here to learn more about our Public Sector Climate Task Force.
Want more flights from SJC? Complete this brief survey.
Joint Venture is working with Mineta San Jose International Airport to bring more flights to Silicon Valley, and now you can, too. Simply complete this brief survey telling the airlines where you want to go.
The survey lists 12 domestic and 28 international destinations you can highlight as cities you want to fly to or from. The more responses there are, the stronger our case will be. Together, we can get the service that you want and we all deserve at SJC.
Click here to complete the survey.
Can you see and hear us now? Joint Venture on
YouTube, iTunes
Joint Venture announces the launch of new channels on YouTube and iTunes to give our supporters, investors and fans more ways to watch and listen to our events and speaking appearances.
YouTube - To see YouTube videos on State of the Valley, Grand Boulevard and other events, click here.
iTunes - To download podcasts of our radio program “Inside Silicon Valley,” click here.
Joint Venture’s website also contains archives of video and audio clips under the Multimedia tab on our home page.
July on “Inside Silicon Valley”
“Inside Silicon Valley,” Joint Venture’s weekly public affairs radio program, celebrates its first anniversary with a special 4th of July edition featuring historian Clay Jenkinson in the persona of President Thomas Jefferson (July 6 & 8).  Other July guests include University of California President Mark Yudof (July 13 & 15), Assembly member Rich Gordon (July 20 & 22) and energy jobs expert Elton Sherwin (July 27 & 29).
Joint Venture CEO Russell Hancock hosts the hour-long program, which airs every Friday at 7 p.m. and again on Sunday at noon on 1590 KLIV.
Click here to listen to previous programs.
Article of the Month
“The Declaration of Independence”
In this July 4 1776 document the Continental Congress declares independence from Great Britain. They also lay out a compelling vision, not only for the sovereignty of nations, but for the rights of men.
Click here to read the full text.
Click here to read Stephen Lucas' insightful essay on the stylistic artistry of the document.
Our JULY Spotlight
San Jose State University
Mo Qayoumi
Growing up in Kabul, Afghanistan in the 1950s and 1960s, Mohammad Qayoumi often worked in his father’s carpentry shop after school and on weekends, learning to make doors, windows, cabinets, chairs and other items.
School was his priority, but few might have predicted that Mo Qayoumi would eventually earn five degrees – four in the U.S. – publish eight books and more than 100 articles, hold top administrative positions at five American universities and be president of two of them.
Click here to read President Qayoumi’s profile.




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