2021-22 Leadership Douglas County Application
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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.

2021-22 Leadership Douglas County Application
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Contact the Program Manager
Sue Turner

sue@castlerock.org
303.688.4597

Scott Ashburn-White Construction Group

Tiffany Brown-Motto Mortgage Summit

Ron Hanavan-Douglas County Sheriff’s Office

Lee Johnston-Esri

Jennifer Kiser-Lone Tree Arts Center

Ivy Lawson-Wind Crest/Erickson Living

Jennifer Perry-Marketability

Katie Pierce-3 Pillars Law, PLLC

Laura Skirde-Douglas County Clerk & Recorder

Ashley Sommers-The Foundation for DC Schools

Sam Tenney-Fidelis Wealth Advisors

Erin White-Manna Connect

Rick Young-Castle Rock Fire & Rescue Department

Tommy Barrella – Douglas County Sheriff’s Office
Lori Bronner – Douglas County Sheriff’s Office
Melanie Calhoun – Keller Williams Action Realty
Richard Dixon – US Army
Doug Dreier – JHL Constructors, Inc.
Katie Fortna – Clarus Wealth at Plum Creek
Brandi Gonzales – Colorado State University
Austin Good- City of Lone Tree
Brian Jordan – AT&T
Hillary Klemme – Sky Ridge Medical Center
Ivan Malbasa – Wind Crest
John McCorckle – GE Johnson
Kevin McHugh – Footprint Floors, LLC
Christopher Meek – Adolfson & Peterson Construction
Kayce O’Brien – Arapahoe Community College
Joni Rocco – Artistic Floors by Design
Bonnie Schwam – Keller Williams Realty – DTC
Karen Shirley – Holmes Shirley Law
Erin Stahl – Castle Rock Police Department
Darien Wilson – Volare Systems
Angie Wurm – Granelli’s Pizza

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

Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors!