Leadership North County
“Building Tomorrow’s Leaders Today”
To cultivate, inspire, connect and empower an effective community of leaders.
To encourage vibrant, dynamic citizens to be engaged, well-informed, and work
together to make a positive impact in their community.
What is Leadership North County
Through a series of nine different workshops that address topical community issues,
Leadership North County (LNC) will introduce you to the power base of the community,
show you channels of communication for achieving results, increase your awareness of
issues and needs within the county, and help you achieve your full potential as an
individual committed to community leadership.
LNC is supported by Atascadero Economic Foundation, Atascadero and Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce, and other community minded organizations.
The LNC program requires a commitment of your time and focused energies, but will give
back to you in ways that enhance all aspects of your life.
Each LNC applicant must make a commitment to attend one day workshops held each month
during the nine month program (April – Dec). Programs are held on the first Friday of the month,
with the exception of July and September due to the holidays.
How Do Employers Benefit from Sponsoring Applicants?
In a recent survey from leadership programs throughout the state, 93% of employers who
sponsored participants observed improved leadership skills in their employees, and 97% felt the
investment in the program was worthwhile to their organization. In general, employers of all kinds
benefits from the employees’ improved leadership, team-building and problem-solving skills.
Through their employees’ involvement, employers gain access to a brand network of issues facing
the community and region. The consensus is employees learn the “who’s who” of the region and
power an individual has on influencing change in the community.
Class of 2016
Pictured: (Not in order)
Jennifer Adams | Executive Director of RISE
Anthony Rodriguez | Central Coast Lending
Kathryn Holmes | Teacher AUSD
Tina Mayer | TCSD District Engineer
Ryan McGaughey | McGaughey Health Group
Clint Weirick | Calif State Board of Equalization North County Rep
Jeri Rangel | Finance Director City of Atascadero
DeAnna Porter | RN, CEN Twin Cities Hospital
Tamrah Michael | Inspired Creative
Matt Boyd | AUSD Director of Support Services
William White | Interim Fire Chief Templeton Captain Atascadero Fire Dept.
Angela Cisneros | K.Jons Fine Jewelers
Jamie Hendrickson | Atascadero Mutual Water Company
Josh Donovan | GIVE Fitness Health Club
Beth Brennan | Access Publishing
Lisa Lambert | Rabobank North County Rep
Jennifer Bravo | Solterra Strategies.com
Kristin Kearns | Heritage Oaks Bank