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The Young Leaders Group (YLG) is pleased to present Venture in the Vineyards 2019!
Join a group of fellow YLG peers for our annual trip to Napa and Sonoma wine country for a day of networking, exclusive content, private wine tastings, outdoor picnic lunch, and fun. A chartered bus will depart from San Francisco at 10:30am sharp. Seating is limited to the first 50 registrants and is open to ULI YLG members only. Sign up early to reserve your seat!
This year’s content will focus on the devastating impact of the February 2019 Sonoma County winter storms and flooding. At its peak, the water level of the Russian River reached 45 feet, well above the 32-foot flood level, leading to widespread damage, electrical blackouts, mudslides, fallen trees and road closures. As a result, Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency on February 28, 2019. The estimated total damage is over $155 million including the loss of hundreds of residential homes. We are honored to have confirmed Neysa Hinton (Mayor, City of Sebastopol) and Dr. Susan Cooper (Executive Director, Sonoma Community Action Programs) as our keynote speakers who will share their stories over a picnic lunch at Truett Hurst Winery.
In recognition of the destruction suffered by the community, ULI will donate 10% of the event’s
registration fees to Sonoma Community Action Programs
(CAP). Along with matching corporate donations made by the firms below, the donation will be used to provide for emergency housing assistance to low income families in Sonoma County who have been displaced or suffered a loss of employment due to the February 2019 floods.
Thank you to the following corporate sponsors for providing a donation to Sonoma CAP:
Thank you to our generous contributors:
Detailed Schedule (for panels and walking tours):
10:15am-10:30am: Registration – Alta Plaza Park in San Francisco
10:30am-12:00pm: Bus departs and travel to Truett Hurst Winery
12:00pm-12:30pm: Guest Speakers on February 2019 Floods
- Neysa Hinton, Mayor, City of Sebastopol
- Dr. Susan Cooper, Executive Director, Sonoma Community Action Programs (CAP)
12:30pm-3:00pm: Picnic lunch and Networking
3:00pm-3:30pm: Travel to second winery
3:30pm-5:00pm: Private Tour and Tasting at Balletto Vineyards
5:00pm-6:30pm: Return to San Francisco
6:30pm: Happy Hour in San Francisco (not hosted)
$140 for YLG Members. Ticket includes transportation, wine tastings, and lunch.
*Tickets are non-refundable under any circumstances
* Event is not open to press
*This event is not sponsor eligible
Thanks to Matt Chin, Kevin Bixler, Brett Keeler, Kevin Choy, Joe Samra, Ariel Anaya, and Allie Stein for organizing this program!