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West Campus Hosts SVLG Housing Meeting for Third Year in Row

12/7/2010 (Archived)

More than 30 local government officials and corporate leaders recently convened at Palmer College’s West Campus, which hosted a special meeting of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group (SVLG) for the third year in a row.

The SVLG was organized in 2005 and now involves principal officers and senior managers from more than 300 Santa Clara County-based companies (including Palmer College) in a cooperative effort with local, regional, state and federal government officials to address major public policy issues affecting the economic health and quality of life in Silicon Valley, including housing, which was the focus of the Nov. 17 meeting.

Attendees included mayors, housing commissioners, planning commissioners and city council representatives from the cities of Campbell, Cupertino, Foster City, Fremont, Gilroy, Los Altos, Los Gatos, Menlo Park, Morgan Hill, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Redwood City, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Saratoga and San Jose.

Dr. Gregory Snow, West Campus dean of Clinics, served as the Palmer College representative; West Campus President Dr. Bill Meeker, who has addressed SVLG members at the past two housing meetings, was attending the California Chiropractic Summit meeting at Cleveland Chiropractic College in Los Angeles. Dr. Snow had the opportunity to meet with luncheon attendees and also addressed the group at the beginning of the meeting.

“Palmer College is very happy to host regular meetings organized by the Silicon Valley Leadership Group,” said Dr. Meeker. “We feel it is our responsibility to the community in which we live and work. This particular event, which brings together local elected officials and housing experts, deals with the very challenging housing issues that we face in the Bay area. It gives us a chance to bring up the high cost of housing for our students, and at the same time, our elected officials gain a stronger understanding of Palmer and chiropractic education.”