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 2019

Owen Bersagel-Briese


Castle Rock Fire Department

Andrew Birkeland


Kokish & Goldmanis, P.C.

Kristen Bowling


Castle Rock Downtown Alliance

Birgit Braehler


Castle Rock EDC and Downtown Alliance

Karen Browning


Arapahoe Community College

H. Kent Cheese


H. Kent Cheese Insurance Agency LLC

Brian Dimock


Castle Rock Fire & Rescue Department

Clint Dorris


L2M, LUX Global

Mark Gunther


Highlands Ranch Community Association

Cassie Heykoop


Sky Ridge Medical Center

Jolee Jones


DCSD/Stone Canyon Outdoor EdVentures

Laura Larsen


Metro Community Provider Network

Sarah Mandrekar


Douglas County Government

Peter McCall


Wind Crest Senior Living

Sean Mendez


Adolfson & Peterson Construction

Judah Musick


The Community Impact Fund

Linda Omar


Castle Rock Police Department

Laura Rinker


GE Johnson

Kim Smith


Douglas County Government

Michelle Sosa-Mallory


City of Lone Tree Arts Center

Andrew Tisdel


Olinger Chapel Hill – Dignity Memorial

Chris Washburn


Douglas County Sheriff’s Office