During one of the panel discussions at Civic Leadership Forum, Fremont councilmember David Bonaccorsi and Amazon Web Solutions Partner Solutions Architect Mahesh Pakala explain the meaning of leadership among members of the community to the student attendees. They emphasize the importance of community service and putting oneself out there in the world starting at a young age. The discussion was moderated by committee member of AAPA Catherine Liu.

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On May 4th, 2018, over 100 civic leaders and student leaders from the Silicon Valley gathered at Ding Ding TV in Santa Clara, CA to interact and inspire each other as current and future leaders of the community. These middle and high schoolers came from Cupertino, Fremont, Palo Alto, San Jose, and Saratoga. The theme “Inspiring the next generation, from receiver to giver”, is a reminder that in order for future leaders to succeed, they have to know how the current generation of leaders think. Using that information, future leaders have a direction and a foundation for where society should head towards.

Organizer: Ding Ding TV
Sponsor: Civic Leadership Foundation USA

List of Guest Speakers:
David Bonaccorsi – Council Member, Fremont
Sandy Chau – Chairman, Civic Leadership Foundation
Julia Fensel – Student, Jackson Creek Middle School
Wei Hung – Fremont Union High School District
Sandy James – Former Mayor of Cupertino
Anjali Kausar – Board Member, Cupertino Union School District
Emily Lo – Council Member, Saratoga
Anthony Ng – Executive Director, Civic Leadership Foundation
Mahash Pakala – Bay Area Community Leader
Bryan Wu – Student, Gunn High School