Class 36 Update

Due to the uncertainties of COVID-19, the Leadership Santa Cruz County class of 2020/2021 has been canceled. 


We encourage those who are interested in a future class to send us contact information so that we can inform you when applications will be available again. 


In the meantime to stay connected:


with Leaders


Leadership Santa Cruz County is a nexus that connects current and future leaders. Participation in the program offers an opportunity to engage with the people, institutions, cultural and social elements of our community.


Santa Cruz County


From sustainable timber and environmental conservation in north county to agriculture and immigration  in south county and everything in between - explore the industries and initiatives important to the people of Santa Cruz County.

       Teresa Thomae, Class 10

Executive Director

“I can't even begin to describe my experience at Leadership Santa Cruz County's retreat at Mount Hermon. Surrounded by amazing people and ziplining through the redwoods while learning about Santa Cruz is life changing! And it's only the beginning!!” 


Erin Billingsby, Advertising Director at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Class 29


Leadership Skills


Assessments and inventories identify your strengths and training sessions develop the skills you need to participate in leadership roles now. 

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“Leadership Santa Cruz County takes leaders to an exceptional level of understanding of the different economic sectors and current issues facing our community, making them equipped with the perfect tools to make educated leadership decisions.” 


Sondra Woods, Advertising Director at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Class 30

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"Leadership Santa Cruz County is not something that you experience and leave behind; it is a family and a network for life."


Lorrie Brewer, former Santa Cruz City Clerk, Class 20

"Leadership Santa Cruz was such an educational and positive experience. It was so great to be interacting with a diverse group of people from around the county and collaborating on ideas that would help shape the future of Santa Cruz County."


Beth Hollenbeck, San Lorenzo Valley, Class 23

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The Leadership Santa Cruz County program educates, fosters connections, and increases the participation of individuals in leadership roles in Santa Cruz County, enabling them to address issues, needs, and opportunities facing the county now and into the future.

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