Applications for 2020 Class Now Open!

Apply Now

Leadership North County is uniquely able to equip both businesses and individuals to effect change in the community in a powerful way.

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 North County Economic Foundation, Atascadero and Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce, and other community-minded organizations.

What are Participants’ Commitments?

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.

Additional Information

The following PDF packet contains additional information about the LNC program:

Sponsoring Applicants: How Employers Benefit

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.

Employers benefit in countless ways from the improved leadership, team-building, and problem-solving skills their employees gain from Leadership North County. Through their employees’ involvement, they gain access to a new and broad network of resources for addressing the issues facing the community precisely because their employees are able to build a powerful network with the “who’s who” of the region.

Employers benefit in countless ways from the improved leadership, team-building, and problem-solving skills that employees gain from Leadership North County.

“Leadership North County was just awesome. Not only did it grow me as a professional and as a person, but it also allowed me to really expand my network. I’ve stayed really involved in the program ever since.”

-Anthony Rodriguez, Class of 2016

LNC Class of 2019

Brian Alhadeff | County Board of Education

Isiah Gomer | Paso Robles Waste Recycle

Shawn Ray | Pacific Premier Bank

Shawn Arner | Wells Fargo Bank

Nathaniel Ballinger | Atascadero Unified School District

Annie Bowsky | Travel Paso

Katie Osman | Cal Poly

Maggie Tillman | Alta Colina Wine

Nick Wettlaufer | Twin Cities Hospital

Mimi Rodriguez | El Camino Homeless Organization

Rachael Turner | Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce

Zoe Zappas | Z Villages, LLC

Kristy Sanchez | Atascadero Unified School District

Kyle Wommack | must! Charities

Madison Quiring | Visit SLO CAL

LNC Class of 2018

Leadership North County Class of 2018

Jacob Allred | Weatherford International

Richie Bermudez | Cuesta College, North County Campus – Paso Robles

Justin Bell | Wells Fargo Bank

Peter Bishop | Central Coast Lending

Gary Borjan | Pacific Premier Bank

Jordan Blasingame | Foundations Solutions

Casey Bryson | Fire Chief City of Atascadero

Aaron Cantrell | Paso Robles High School

Samantha Crouse | ECHO Homeless Shelter

Kristian Emrich | Solarponics

Simon Goehring | Templeton Tennis Ranch

Becky Gray | Must! Charities

Patricia Hammond | Twin Cities Hospital

Ashley Harkey | Hidden Power Cycle Clinic

Sabrina Harper | CoastHills Credit Union

Anna Hoffman | Rabobank

Liz Holman | Cal Poly

David La Caro | City of Paso Robles

James Lipcamon | Twin Cities Hospital

Lynda Plescia | City of Paso Robles

Charles Matthews | Edward Jones Investments

Sean McKinley | Atascadero Unified School District

Merry Reynolds | Atascadero Unified School District

Lori Woods | Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce

LNC Class of 2017

Leadership North County Class of 2017

Kaila Anderson | Kirk Consulting

Laurel Anderson | Laurel Tree Accounting

Michael Bartlett | Wedding Solved

Phil Dunsmore | City of Atascadero

Angelica Fortin | City of Paso Robles

Jamie Garretson | Law Offices of Babak Naficy

Katie Hayward | Uncorked Wine Tours

Lindsey Holden | Tribune News

Melissa Johnson | Templeton Community Services District

Reggie Lal | Crown Point Financial Group, Inc.

Kevin Lee | Atascadero Unified School District

Nina Leschinsky | Justin Winery

Daphne Martin | Twin Cities Community Hospital

Rachel McGee | Twin Cities Community Hospital

Blake Ponek | Ponek Appraisal Services

Tiffany Riojas | GIVE Fitness Health Club

Jennifer Tallent | The Groves on 41

Sarah Toft | Pacific Premier Bank

Dianna Vonderheide | Nest Central Coast

Preston Wallace | K.Jons Diamonds & Gems

Will Wallace | Atascadero Unified School District

Jenae Walters | Atascadero Chamber of Commerce

Barby Wunsch | Grid Alternatives

LNC Class of 2016

Leadership North County Class of 2016

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 | Inspird 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

Kristin Kearns | Pacific Premier Bank

Apply to Leadership North County today.

Ready to take your career to the next level? Develop real-world leadership skills, expand your network, and take your career to the next level. Openings in the next LNC class closing fast, so apply today.