Leadership – Douglas County, Colorado


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Leadership Douglas County (LDC) is a program for established and emerging leaders who live or work in Douglas County and want to take a deep dive into local issues, network with top leaders in the region and enhance their opportunities for civic engagement.


At Leadership Douglas County, we are creating a strong community through our program for all leaders from all backgrounds — civic, business, service, religious and non-profit. LDC provides the opportunity for diverse participants to broaden their knowledge of the community and learn from each other, while enhancing their leadership skills.



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 at locations throughout the county.



Each month explores a different regional topic and includes a leadership development segment; each cohort also chooses a significant and meaningful service project. 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.


The Class of 2020

Dave Anderson – Douglas County Libraries
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
Elizabeth Lamonia – Douglas County Libraries
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 Willams Realty – DTC
Karen Shirley – Holmes Shirley Law
Erin Stahl – Castle Rock Police Department
Darien Wilson – Volare Systems
Angie Wurm – Granelli’s Pizza