PAL WELCOMES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
The Redwood City PAL Board of Directors, along with Redwood City Police Chief JR Gamez are thrilled to announce the hiring of Mr. Dan Bergeron as PAL’s Executive Director. Bergeron comes to us after serving as the Director of Operations at the Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club where he has worked the past four and a half years. Bergeron has significant programming and leadership development experience, working with both youth as well as community stakeholders. Mr. Bergeron is a native of the Peninsula and graduated from Notre Dame de Namur University with a Bachelor of Arts in History.
While attending Notre Dame, Dan played NCAA DIV II Basketball and served as President of the Student Athletic Advisory Committee. He lives with his wife, Stephanie, at their home in Sunnyvale and they are expecting the birth of their first child in July. He is an active member of the San Mateo Sunrise Rotary and will represent PAL at community events including the Redwood City Chamber of Commerce and the California PAL organization. With energy and enthusiasm, Bergeron is excited to continue his service to the community here at PAL and we are equally excited to have him.
During the upcoming months you will be receiving updates and information on PAL and our program and activity expansions. We want to thank you for your continued support of our organization and please remember “Every Youth Needs A PAL.” – Steve Penna, Board President
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A message from Dan Bergeron, our new Executive Director
As the new Executive Director of Redwood City PAL, I want to share how grateful I am to be a part of the effort to improve the quality of life for our community’s youth and their families. I come to Redwood City PAL with a deep appreciation for the importance of youth development. It is clear to me that bringing together cops and kids is one of the best ways to achieve youth development outcomes as well as to prevent both juvenile delinquency and crimes against youth.
I am excited by the opportunity to work with the Redwood City PAL Board, staff,donors and the broader community to ensure that all youth live and grow to reach their full potential. I recognize I have a lot to learn and I intend to invest the time to listen and get to know Redwood City PAL and our partners. I am looking forward to learning about the community and the issues that effect Redwood City youth.
The Redwood City PAL Board and I believe our leadership transition provides an opportunity for us to look back on Redwood City PAL’s work and to look ahead to determine our role going forward. We intend to identify opportunities to sharpen our focus and achieve better program outcomes with greater community impact. Through this process, we will clarify our direction, build our internal capacity and strengthen our partnerships to make meaningful improvements in the lives of our youth.