a program of the Rio Rancho Regional Chamber of Commerce

Proud sponsor for LSC Class of  2020

What is Leadership Sandoval County?

Leadership Sandoval is people committed to enhancing the quality of life in Sandoval County by improving their knowledge of the community and increasing their leadership effectiveness. Associates develop and refine their leadership skills through an intense, ten-month educational experience.

During the program year, these participants explore current challenges facing Sandoval County and learn how to become agents of change. Upon completion, these new members become a part of a network of graduates who keep in touch with each other as they serve on boards and committees across the county.

Our Mission

Leadership Sandoval is an educational program established to ensure a continuum of leadership throughout the county. It provides a multi-disciplinarian forum for exchanging ideas and strategies that will develop and engage leaders who work together to serve the good of Sandoval County. The program will bring together leaders from all sectors and integrate them directly into the arena of community affairs.

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1993 to 2020

Leadership Sandoval County is open to any individual interested in personal and professional growth, community service and the development of leadership skills.

Leadership  Sandoval County Community Projects

Class Group Projects


Why Community Projects?

Leadership Sandoval provides the opportunity for the class participants to work together to provide a sustainable project to help local community organizations needs.  The class groups research, plan, develop and work using their connections and leadership skills to implement a specific quality project to be completed within the 7 months deadline.

The Leadership Sandoval County Alumni have completed over 500 projects during the 26 years of the program. Each year projects are completed as part of their graduation requirement.

Projects completed 

  • The ASK Academy Sand Volley Ball Court in Rio Rancho, valued at $42,000 – Class 2018
  • Regional Public Safety Monument at Veteran’s Park Rio Rancho,valued at $3,200 – Class of 2018
  • Abrazos Family Services exterior clean up and repairs Install new sign and picnic tables, Town of Bernalillo, valued at $1,700- Class of 2018
  • Galloping Grace Youth Ranch – Chicken Coop, Warm Frame & Green House, Rio Rancho – valued at $2,000 – Class of 2017
  • Ceilo Azul Elementary School in Rio Rancho – setup on Campus Food & Clothing Donation Center, Rio Rancho valued at $1,000 – Class of 2017
  • Rio Rancho Middle School – Track gravel enhancement  valued at $3,000 – Class of 2017
  • Access Path for Watermelon Mountain Ranch, Rio Rancho valued at $1,500 – Class of 2016
  • VFW Post 5890 Kitchen and Bathroom Remodel – Rio Rancho valued at $8,200 – Class of 2016




Leadership  Sandoval County Application info Class 2020

to be complete with application process.

Completed ONLINE application with required signatures & initials, along with a Letter of Recommendation
due by 12 noon July 31, 2020

Questions please call 999-1835 or ssheridan@rrrcc.org

for selected applicants will be held during the month of July & August (subject to change due to scheduling of events & interviewers). Notification for the selected class participants will be by August 14, 2020. Commitment to attend ALL ten (10) month session days is required. Overnight Retreat will be Thursday Sept 10 & Friday Sept 11 and is MANDATORY.

TUITION FEE Full tuition payment for selected class participants is due by August 31, 2020. Early reduced tuition fee is applicable if application and payment received in ($850) May, June & July. Regular tuition fee($1000) is applicable if payment received after July 31, 2020.

LEADERSHIP SESSION DAY SCHEDULE Retreat in September with remaining session days held on the second (2nd) Thursdays of each month, October to June. Hours are 7:30 am to 5:00 pm. Additional activities are also required in between session days to complete the program for graduation.

Leadership Sandoval County
Class 2020
Session Days Schedule
second Thursdays unless otherwise noted**
Thursday & Friday, September 12 & 13, 2019- OVERNIGHT RETREAT
**October 10, 2019 – Education
November 14, 2019 – Government Municipal & County
December 12, 2019– Leadership & Ethics in Business
January 9, 2020 – Business & Economic Development
February 13, 2020– Energy
March  12, 2020 – Health, Human & Social Services
**April 16, 2020 – NM State Government
May 14, 2020 – Public Safety
June 11, 2020 – Sandoval County Tourism
**June 18, 2020 – LSC 2020 Graduation Ceremonies & Luncheon@ Prairie Star Restaurant
**June 19, 2020- LSC Golf Tournament Santa Ana Golf Club
**June 23, 2020 – Debrief Breakfast

Opportunity to get in front of the local business people in the class and create relationships for future business. Businesses who would like to sponsor a session day are invited to sign up. First come first served for choice of session day.

Sponsorship LSC fillable form 2020


Applicants for the Class of 2021 may apply for a scholarship towards the tuition fee. Only half price of the full  tuition fee is available as a scholarship. Scholarship application must accompany the Leadership Application upon submission.


Class of 2019


26th Class  ~ Class of 2019 Leadership Sandoval County

Ramon Baca
Operations Supervisor
NM Gas Company

Dawn Beck
Business Banking Relationship Manager VP
Bank of Albuquerque


Julie Borrego
Therapy Director
Lovelace Westside Hospital


Lawrence Bryant
Field Tech Supervisor
Cable One

Michael Chavez
Human Resources Director
Rio Rancho Public Schools


Dawn DeGroft
Developer Energy Efficiency Programs II


Richard Flores
Program Manager
Abrazos Family Support Services


Timothy Harjo
Small Business Development Center CNM

Rebecca Isaacs
Marketing Communications


Doreen Kelsey
Asst Vice President/ Branch Manager
US Bank


Suzi Martinez
Branch Manager
Washington Federal Bank


Michael Michnuk
Commercial Account Manager Fleet Sales
Chalmers Ford


Jennifer Montano
Radiology Director
UNM Sandoval Medical Regional Center

Seth Muller
Emergency Manager
Sandoval County Fire Department


Twuana Raupp
Executive Director
Loving Thunder Therapeutic Riding Inc.


Andrew Rodriguez
Rio Rancho Police Department


Samantha Torres
Admitting Supervisor
Lovelace Westside Hospital


Gary Vigil
Operations Supervisor
NM Gas Company



18 Total

Platinum Sponsors

Corporate Sponsors

Executive Leadership

  • nmbankandtrust
  • lovelace
  • lectrosonics
  • hiltoninn
  • centrurybank
  • TLC
  • bohannonhuston
  • boa

Rio Rancho Regional Chamber of Commerce

4001 Southern Blvd. SE, Ste. B

Rio Rancho, NM 87124-2069

Voice: (505) 892-1533    Fax: (505) 892-6157

Email: RioChamber@rrrcc.org


Call for Appointment

Monday-Thursday: 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Friday: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM