Congratulations to the 22 Graduates of the 2023 North Lake Tahoe-Truckee Leadership Program!

Congratulations to the 22 Graduates of the 2023 North Lake Tahoe-Truckee Leadership Program!

June 8, 2023

The North Lake Tahoe-Truckee Leadership Program has successfully completed its 19th year by graduating 22 strong, smart leaders. The Leadership Program creates an opportunity for potential leaders to broaden their understanding of the region and its issues, challenges, and opportunities; while honing and developing their leadership skills. Since 2004, the program has graduated over 450 individuals.

As part of the six-month program, participants worked on Action Plans designed to enhance some aspect of local community life. These Action Plans are intended to provide the framework to allow for real-world changes in the community. Through interviews, surveys, and research, teams developed a program rationale, a needs assessment, proposed budget, timeline, community collaborations, and promotional packet. The results of these projects were presented during the final day workshop.  This year the projects were: Sun Safe Tahoe Basin, Caretaker Certification Program, Social Media Outreach, Wood Splitting for Seniors, Tahoe City Rec Center, and Transit Incentive Campaign.  Several of these projects are now templates that can be used in many different areas of our community.

The Leadership Program is honored to be facilitated by our long-term Director of Education, Shannon Beets.  Not only does she bring her extensive knowledge of Leadership topics, but she also invites talented colleagues to enhance the program.

Sponsors and Location Hosts of the 2023 Leadership Program included Rotary Club of Truckee, Sustainable Community Advocates, Truckee Tahoe Airport, Tahoe City PUD, Town of Truckee, and Olympic Valley Public Service District.

Scholarships were generously funded by the Rotary Club of Tahoe City, Kiwanis Club of North Lake Tahoe, Soroptimist International of Truckee Donner, Theresa May Duggan of Duggan and Duggan.  Information about the program, sponsorships and scholarship support can be found on

The North Lake Tahoe-Truckee Leadership Program is a collaborative project of three Founding Partners:  The North Tahoe Business Association, North Tahoe Community Alliance, and the Truckee Chamber of Commerce.  We are privileged to have Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation as our fiscal sponsor.

Congratulations Leadership Program Class of 2023

Cory Allison
Jessica Asher
Carissa Binkley
Ali Dickson
Blake Haverty
Keenan Hawkins
Howard Hershey
Jelena Jegdic
Brittany Johanson
Erin Johnson
Breanna Kelly
Christabel Larson
James Laughlin
Patrick O’Malley
Thomas Payne
Jessica Penman
Julie Peterson
Riley Powers
Sara Van Siclen
Jon Slaughter
Jeff Smith
Slater Stewart