This community runs on the time and energy put in by those who volunteer. Below are some of the ways you can contribute to the Ladera community:
2. Ladera Community Association (LCA): The LCA plays a critical role in our community - representing Ladera with external constituents including the County Board of Supervisors, Portola Valley, emergency preparedness groups, police and fire departments, schools, and more. The LCA also supports the very fabric of the community through funding the Crier, welcoming residents at the newcomers BBQ, organizing cleanup and beautification efforts around the community, organizing block captains in case of emergency, the Ladera Directory and LaderaOnline.org. Unlike the LRD, the LCA is not a public agency and does not have any administrative or regulatory authority. This is a board of 9 members, each serving a 3 year term. Elections are held at the July 4th festivities, one ballot per household. The nature of this year’s elections will depend on the number of individuals interested in joining. Please email below if you would like to run!
And here are some of the activities and positions that could use volunteers:
Ladera Emergency Preparedness (LEP) Block Captains and Leadership Team
Coordinate emergency preparation and response to wildfire, earthquake, or other emergencies. There is a Leadership Team to command and a radio team to communicate for help in an incident. There is one block captain and one or more backup block captain for each of 27 blocks.
Contact David Ellison at firstname.lastname@example.org or 650-704-67118.
Monthly print and online newsletter. Contact email@example.com. Neighbors are encouraged to submit news, photos and articles, as well as join in a monthly editorial meeting.
Yearly membership directory and neighborhood resource guide. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ladera Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI) Committee
The DEI engages with the existing pillars of Ladera (LRD, LCA, Listserv) to help create a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive neighborhood. Currently meets once to twice a month.
Fourth of July
Volunteers run the Pool to Pasture run, the Decorated Bike Parade, pool games, field games, organized barbecue, music and entertainment, bocce ball, corn hole and dessert competition.
Volleyball tournament and tennis tournament need volunteers to run.
Labor Day Carnival and Pet Parade
Volunteers run the carnival games and the preceding pet parade. Contact the LRD, above.
Easter Egg Hunt
Contact the LRD, above.
New Resident Welcome
The LCA holds an annual Welcome BBQ at, and coordinating with, the LRD for neighbors who have moved into Ladera within the previous year. Contact LCA_board@googlegroups.com.
Ladera Block Parties
Informal gatherings organized by neighbors on various streets, generally as a pot-luck meal.
Great Garage Sale
Used to be organized by the LCA, but currently directed by Karen Fryling email@example.com
The Ladera Shop Serve
If anyone is interested in taking charge in bringing back lapsed traditions such as the Halloween Haunted Path, Ice Skating, or Christmas Caroling please reach out to the LCA or LRD to learn more.
Make up your own new community activity!
Contact either the LRD or LCA for assistance.