Leadership San Jose Program Day 2: Economic Drivers - Jobs, Transportation & Housing


Program Day 2: Economic Drivers - Jobs, Transportation & Housing

Goals of the day: Gain awareness of the changing face of work, as well as of the shifting landscapes of urban life in one of the costliest communities in the country. Reflect on opportunities for engagement to enhance the quality of life for our current and prospective community members.

Venue: Starting point is at NextFlex. 2244 Blach Place, Suite 150, San Jose 95131.


  • Arrive at NextFlex and enjoy a light breakfast compliments of our hosts.
  • Welcome by Susan & Margaret; housekeeping details
  • Susan to (re)introduce Jill North, Innovation Manager, City of San Jose
  • Presentation on The Future of Work
  • The Future of Work Panel Conversation

Moderator: Jill North,  Innovation Manager, City of San Jose


Chris Burton, Deputy Director, Business and Economic Development, City of San Jose

Malcolm Thompson, CEO, NextFlex

David Taus, Director of Programs and Recruitment - Northern California at EnCorps STEM Teachers Program

  • Q&A with panel
  • Tour of NextFlex Facility
  • Time for Community Impact Project Update, Work
  • Group arrives at SPUR San Jose office at 76 S. 1st Street, downtown San Jose
  • Teresa Alvarado, Executive Director, San Jose, SPUR will introduce the connection of land use, transit, housing and economic development
  • Brandi Childress, Media and Public Affairs Manager, VTA will talk about BART Phase II project, including tunnel options
  • Alex Shoor, Co-Founder of Catalyze SV, will speak about the role of community involvement in the development process, Catalyze SV & the YIMBY movement
  • Carl Guardino, CEO, Silicon Valley Leadership Group, will talk about regional and statewide transit initiatives and their impact on Silicon Valley
  • Arrive at Tamien Station and take 7 minute walk to Skyline development
  • Jessie O’Malley Solis, Joint Development, Senior Real Estate Agent, VTA will discuss VTA’s TOD opportunities and introduce representative from Urban-Co Tamien developer
  • Happy Hour

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