April 2018 Highlights
Welcome Breyana Brandt to Moraga Town Staff
Did you know that we have a Park and Recreation Director again? Breyana Brandt has been chosen and started work last week. She has 20 years of experience developing youth programs, managing parks and facilities, and providing social services. Breyana enjoys working with the community and has produced large-scale public events as well as staffed multiple commissions. Welcome, Breyana
Congratulations Derek Farmer, Planning Director
Derek Farmer, who has served as Acting Planning Director since December 2017, has been appointed as the Town of Moraga’s Planning Director. Derek has been managing the Town’s Hillside and Ridgeline Regulations initiative and leading the Planning Department in processing the large number of development applications currently in progress. Derek has 20 years’ experience in land use planning, including new residential and university campus planning and development. In addition to working for a number of Bay Area city and county governments, he also has worked for an international consulting firm on various land use projects.
2018 Moraga Citizen of the Year
The Lamorinda Weekly, the Moraga Chamber of Commerce, Saint Mary’s College, and the Moraga Valley Kiwanis Club are pleased to announce that Sam and Susan Sperry have been selected as the 2018 Moraga Citizens of the Year for their outstanding community service. The Sperrys will be honored at the Citizen of the Year celebration dinner on Saturday, April 28, 6:00pm to 9:00pm, at Saint Mary’s College, Soda Center. Join your neighbors, as well as some of the past winners and community leaders to celebrate the Sperrys’ service to Moraga. Tickets ($60 per person) are available through the MORAGA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WEBSITE. Reservations required. Last date to reserve is April 23rd. Open seating.
STORMWATER FEE BALLOT MEASURE
Every property owner in Moraga has received a mail-in ballot, which asks whether or not to approve an annual fee dedicated to providing funding to maintain a comprehensive system of storm drain infrastructures. Ballots must be signed in order to be counted, and then mailed in the postage-paid envelope provided. The deadline is 5 p.m. May 15.
FINALLY! A CENTRAL SITE FOR VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIESAt the core of Moraga is its spirit of helping out, whether with time or money, or both. This can be seen in the schools, Scouts, service organizations, the Rheem Theatre, Town Council and town commissions; people are always stepping up and into places to serve. At last, there is one place to find those places to serve, and to announce needs for volunteers to a wide audience. Moraga Citizens Network has established a “Craig’s List for Volunteers” right here on this website. Check it out, and come back often!!