My family moved to San Lorenzo when I was two (2) years old and I grew up here; went to UC Berkeley, became a high school teacher and eventually taught at Moreau Catholic High School in Hayward. Different jobs led me to San Jose where I lived until 2009, when I moved back to San Lorenzo into the house where I had grown up. My parents still owned and lived in this house until they both passed away.
I became involved in the SLVHA; served on committees, helped with community events, and eventually served as a Board Director from 2010-2013. Being a Board member takes a lot of work and dedication, but is also extremely rewarding and educational. During my break from being a director, I continued to be involved with community events, have served as Chairperson of the Ad Hoc CC&R Implementation Committee, and have continued to attend both Board Work Sessions and regular Board Meetings.
I look forward to being on the Board again and to working with you, the membership, to address the current issues of San Lorenzo Village, so that it remains a safe, beautiful, and community oriented place to live.
San Lorenzo is where I became a homeowner and plan on living for many years.
Professionally, I work in Human Resources, in industries that have included hospitality, private equity, entertainment, and law. I have lived and worked abroad, love to travel, volunteer, and learn about new cultures and people.
My favorite parts of our community are the kindness of my neighbors, beauty of the nature around us, and connection we all seek to have with one another to support, protect, and grow our village.
In my time on the board I plan on continuing to promote connections, security, and growth within our community. It is important to me that we as residents feel involved, respected, and heard. I look forward to working with the HOA and advocating so that everyone feels they have a voice and are a part of our community.
I have lived in San Lorenzo Village for over 35 years. My wife grew up here as did my two daughters. I graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with honors and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. I am a Registered Professional Engineer. I manage a Facilities Engineering Department at a national scientific research laboratory. I am committed to advocating for homeowner rights (and wishes where possible). I look forward to collaborating with fellow directors and hope to be a positive influence on our community.
Kris Palmer has been a homeowner in San Lorenzo Village since 2018. She holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts from Rice University, has two commercial album releases, performs throughout Northern California when there aren’t pandemics, and believes every HOA should have an artist of some kind on board. She is also the mother of an amazing special needs teenager, and she has volunteered with the Arc of Alameda County for almost ten years.