LEADERSHIP SANDOVAL COUNTY
a program of the Rio Rancho Regional Chamber of Commerce
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.
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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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.
- 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
Completed ONLINE application with required signatures & initials, along with a Letter of Recommendation
due by 12 noon July 31, 2019
Questions please call 999-1835 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Interviews 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 16, 2019. Commitment to attend ALL ten (10) month session days is required. Overnight Retreat will be Thursday Sept 12 & Friday Sept 13 and is MANDATORY.
TUITION FEE Full tuition payment for selected class participants is due by August 31, 2019. 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, 2019.
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
Session Days Schedule
second Thursdays unless otherwise noted**
Thursday & Friday, September 13 & 14 – OVERNIGHT RETREAT
**October 18, 2018 – Education
November 8, 2018 – New Mexico State Government
December 13, 2018 – Leadership & Ethics in Business
January 10, 2019 – Business & Economic Development
February 14, 2019– Energy
March 14, 2019 – Health, Human & Social Services
**April 18, 2019 – Government Municipal & County
May 9, 2019 – Public Safety
June 13, 2019 – Sandoval County Tourism
**June 20, 2019 – LSC 2019 Graduation Ceremonies & Luncheon@ Prairie Star Restaurant
**June 21, 2019 – LSC Golf Tournament
**June 27,2019 – Debrief Breakfast
SPONSOR A SESSION DAY
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.
SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE (LIMITED)
Applicants for the Class of 2020 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.
LEADERSHIP CLASS 2018
Class of 2018
25th Class ~ Class of 2018 Leadership Sandoval County
Sandoval County Sheriff’s Office
Joe Foster Manager Security/Safety Officer Lovelace Westside Hospital
Sean Herrera Electrical Power Engineer Intel
Mary Homan Economic Development & Community Affairs Manager\ New Mexico Gas
Jolene Howells Pre Sales Technical Consultant HP
Rio Rancho High School
Economic Development & Business Relations Manager
City of Rio Rancho
City of Rio Rancho
Director of Quality & Risk Management
Lovelace UNM Rehabilitation Hospital
Vice President/Branch Manager
Bank of Albuquerque
Call Center Supervisor
New Mexico Gas
Abrazos Family Support Services
Don Chalmers Ford
Rio Rancho Regional Chamber of Commerce