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

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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.

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To say 2020 has been a difficult year, is an understatement. Businesses have had to make heart wrenching decisions, and the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce was not spared from the difficulties we have all faced this year.  It is with a heavy heart that we announce we have had to make a very difficult decision. Due to budgetary cutbacks, we had to make changes to the Leadership Douglas County program.  Effective January 1, 2021, LDC will move under Meghan McCann, Chamber Program Administrator, who will assume the responsibilities of the LDC program. Carrie Buchan has been an exceptional Director for the program over the last 8 years, and her dedication and passion for LDC has not gone unnoticed, and will be greatly missed. Rest assured this was not a decision that was made easily, and we are grateful for all that Carrie brought to this program.  Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions.

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.

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.

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

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