Leadership Academy

The City of Lake Forest faces many exciting opportunities and challenges in the years ahead. To enhance community input and involvement, the City offers the Lake Forest Leadership Academy. Since spring of 2003, the Citizens' Leadership Academy has developed community leaders.
 
Academy Overview

The Academy is an 8-week course held once per year in the fall and provides participants with a general overview of City operations and departments. Applicants from all segments of the community are encouraged to participate. The ideal Leadership Academy will include participants 18 years or older with varied educational and cultural backgrounds who live in Lake Forest. The Academy is limited to the first 25 registrants. Participants are selected on a first come, first serve basis. This in-depth seminar is free and includes dinner at the beginning of each session.

Registration 
 

The 2016 Leadership Academy is open for registration. To sign up, call (949) 461-3422, or email Juan Esquivel at jesquivel@lakeforestca.gov.

Where: 
Lake Forest City Hall (Community Room A)
25550 Commercentre Drive, Suite 100
Lake Forest, CA 92630

When:
September 14 to November 2 (Wednesday Evenings)
6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


15th Annual Leadership Academy 

2014 Graduates
  • Ashley Melchor
  • Bud Sherman
  • Carol Ann Madle
  • Claudia Fowler
  • Don Sterling
  • Fritz Cordesius
  • Gary Russell
  • Ghezal Abdali
  • Hugh Everhart
  • Jeffrey Manzer
  • Jennifer Smith
  • Jim Bothwell
  • Katie Cariello
  • Nancy Rokkum
  • Renee Mckee
  • Richard Richardson
  • Scott Wisdom
  • Shelly Kossler
  • Skip Lanterna
  • Victor Scherr
  • Zihad Traieh

14th Annual Leadership Academy

2013 Graduates
  • Anna Antoniou
  • Beverley Ford
  • Cameron Barret
  • Carol Ann Tardiff
  • Carrie Barret
  • Dan Derkum
  • Darcy Purvis
  • Jade Mazzio
  • James Bender
  • Jeffrey Herrin
  • John Na
  • Julie Monji
  • Louis Ashinghurst
  • Luis Alvarado
  • Melissa Sims
  • Merry Axelrod
  • Michael Rickey
  • Nancy Smeaton
  • Nancy Tremaine
  • Patricia Pawelski
  • Rhonda Lorenzen
  • Sandy Stang
  • Scott Johnson
  • Scott Voigts
  • Seema Choudhary
  • Sheila Smith

13th Annual Leadership Academy

2012 Graduates
  • DeAnne Bender
  • Jill Billington
  • Russell Carroll
  • JoDee Goetz
  • Wesley Gunter
  • Nilima Gupta
  • Chris Jennings
  • Myung Kim
  • Tina Kinkade
  • Steve Laherty
  • Ashley Lencek
  • Megan Lencek
  • Grace Barnes
  • Louella Mauban
  • Dino Roman
  • Sally Sartor
  • Christopher Stacklin
  • Heather Walters
  • Steve Weisberg