History of Leadership Calaveras

The Leadership program was conceived in 1996 following discussions between the Calaveras County Chamber of Commerce and Mark Twain Medical Center. Both entities recognized that, in order to preserve and enhance Calaveras’ quality of life, careful planning and cultivation of new leaders was essential.

Leadership Calaveras is a program designed to encourage the development of community leaders identify local issues and needs, and explore solutions.  This program provides participants with an educational experience to increase awareness and knowledge of vital organizations in Calaveras County through hands on activities, tour, and panel discussions.

Over the course of 10 months, Leadership Calaveras participants will meet one full day each month, usually every 3rd Tuesday, at selected venues throughout Calaveras County and surrounding areas.  During each session participants will be introduced to experts and leaders who will speak about their specialty and how it impacts Calaveras County.
Session Topics include:

  • Agriculture and Wine
  • Natural Resources
  • History and Diversity
  • Government and Law Enforcement
  • Health and Human Services
  • Education
  • Arts and Culture
  • Recreation and Tourism
  • Non Profit Organizations
  • Media

Leadership Calaveras is for those who show:

  • Potential or demonstrated leadership abilities
  • Community interest and involvement
  • Desire to assume expanded leadership responsibilities