Douglas Elbert Task Force opens new reception area with LDC help

Leadership Douglas County alumni can be found busy across our county, state and country helping organizations be more effective "C.J." Jorgensen, Town of Castle Rock, (left) and Erin Novotny, Castle Rock Police, (right) members of the  2015 class attend the grand … [Read more...]

Giving Tree engages the community to give back

The Giving Tree is an annual event, coordinated by the Alumni Association, to help stock the pantry shelves of the Douglas-Elbert Task Force.  It's only a few hours, once a year, but the impact on volunteers and families touched, is … [Read more...]

A Letter from the Class of 2015 – Project Introduction

Dear Douglas County Partner: As you may know, The Douglas/Elbert Task Force is a non-profit organization that provides for the immediate needs of residents in our community who are in financial distress and at risk of becoming homeless. Though Douglas County is known as one of the wealthiest … [Read more...]

Building Community Leadership

I recently accepted the opportunity to be Executive Director/CEO of Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity. When the opportunity to apply for the position was presented, I am not sure I would have applied had I not participated in the LDC program. The orientation to LDC included BreakThroughs, Inc. … [Read more...]

Leadership Douglas County Alumni Exemplify Civic Responsibility

At the January 13, 2015, swearing-in ceremony for Douglas County elected officials, some familiar faces were among those taking the public oath of office to serve the citizens of Douglas County with honor and integrity. Former sheriff and new commissioner David Weaver (‘02) (joining current … [Read more...]

Royal Crest recognized for Class Project Support

On December 11, 2014 the LDC Steering Committee presented Royal Crest Dairy with a plaque for their generous donation of an AED. An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a portable device that checks the heart rhythm and can send an electric shock to the heart to try to restore a normal … [Read more...]

Leaders Learn about County Healthcare and Government

LDC illuminates the important issues affecting our community, and connects you with the resources and people who can help you to make a difference. Tony Stephenson, Wind Crest Retirement Center, Participant   The LDC Class of 2015 has spent the past few months tracing the path of the county’s … [Read more...]

Developing Leaders in Douglas County

"Synergy, simply defined, means that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.  It means that the relationship which the parts have to each other  is a part in and of itself.  It is not only a part, but the most catalytic, the most empowering, the most unifying, and the most exciting part.  … [Read more...]

Creating Leaders

Leadership Douglas County September 2014 Leadership Douglas County is pleased to announce the members of the Class of 2015, who will begin their journey with a kick-off retreat in September.  We congratulate those selected to participate! Karine Beard - Plum Creek Investment … [Read more...]

Secretary of State Nonprofit Board Member Course

Nonprofit Board Member Course The Colorado Secretary of State has developed the "Board Education eLearning course" as a resource for current and aspiring nonprofit board members. Each of the five course modules addresses an important aspect of being an effective and responsible … [Read more...]