2022-23 Leadership Douglas County Application

Application Opens February 7 and close June 15.

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Leadership Douglas County was established in 1999
by the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce

In its 22nd year, LDC’s goals as always are to inspire participants in the work they do; strengthen them and the organizations they serve; and facilitate a heightened sense of community connection to encourage individuals to take positions of civic and organizational leadership in the community.

Program Sponsors

Educating Emerging Leaders and Volunteers in Douglas County

Leadership Douglas County (LDC), a program of the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce, is committed to ensuring the continuity of knowledgeable and effective leadership in Douglas County. Today, Douglas County is virtually the geographic center of Colorado and provides an enviable blend of quality lifestyle and business environment.

LDC was created to ensure that our community would continue to identify, educate, and motivate current and emerging leaders to improve Douglas County through personal and collective commitment. LDC seeks motivated, capable men and women from diverse professional backgrounds and supports best practices in setting standards of excellence.

LDC’s goal is to inspire participants in the work they do; strengthen them and the organizations they serve; and facilitate a heightened sense of community connection to encourage individuals to take positions of civic and organizational leadership in the community.

The program creates an expectation of servant leadership and builds in real opportunities to teach knowledge and skills through a monthly, day-long program, held on the first Wednesday of each month, October through June in various locations throughout the county.  Each month explores a different regional topic and also includes a leadership development segment. Upon graduation, participants become the planning committee for the upcoming year’s class, putting to use their own program experience, as they complete their second year of participation as alumni in the LDC program.

Session topics throughout the year include: Education, Public Safety, Open Space, Fire and Emergency Services, Economic Development, Healthcare, Social Services, Government, History, Community Resources, Arts and Culture, Media, along with team-building elements and skills training throughout.

For the Participant, LDC will:

  • Offer rigorous and relevant learning, with the opportunity to apply new knowledge and skills
  • Broaden participants’ knowledge of the community
  • Challenge participants to examine their leadership style, values, and impact
  • Increase the strength and effectiveness of our community leaders
  • Equip participants to respond to the challenges of the community today and into the future
  • Provide opportunities for direct contact with influential people, businesses, and service organizations
2022-23 Leadership Douglas County Application
Make A Donation!

Want to learn more, Get Involved?

Contact the Program Manager: Sue Turner
sue@castlerock.org
303.688.4597

Jay Allen – Castle Rock Fire and Rescue Department
 
Andie Anderson – Notion, A Comcast Company
 
Greg Anderson – Minuteman Press
 
Kris Brader – Brader Agency, Farmers Insurance
 
Gabrielle Cardwell – Rocky Mountain PBS
 
Mark Dickerson – Highlands Ranch Metro District
 
Sarah Homer – Arapahoe Community College
 
Jacob James – City of Lone Tree
 
Eliza McAvenia – Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce
 
Lisa Miles – Burly Brewing
 
Lisa Neal-Graves – Scarpanista, LLC
 
Megan Strothmann – Wind Crest/Erickson Living
 
David Walcher – Douglas County Sheriff’s Department
 
Emily Wrenn –  Douglas County Clerk and Recorder

Scott Ashburn
Tiffany Brown, Motto Mortgage
Ron Hanavan, Douglas County Sheriff’s Department
Lee Johnston, Esri
Jennifer Kiser, City of Lone Tree
Ivy Mix, Windcrest/Erickson
Jennifer Perry, Think Marketability
Katie Pierce, 3 Pillars Law, PLLC
Laura Skirde, Douglas County
Ashley Sommers, Foundation for DC Schools
Erin White, Manna Resource Center
Rick Young, Castle Rock Fire Department
Samuel R. Tenney, Fidelis Wealth Advisors
Katie Fortna, Clarus Wealth Advisors
Bonnie Schwam, Keller Williams Realty

Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors!