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Welcome to Leadership Clark County

Founded in 1993 by a group of community leaders, Leadership Clark County (LCC) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan civic leadership program. Our mission is to develop effective community leaders to serve Clark County, WA. We accomplish our mission and serve the community by providing the following programs:

Nine month leadership development program
The annual Clark County Leadership Awards

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Featured Programs 

LCC offers a growing variety of programs that educate people about the challenges facing our community and develop community leaders to meet those challenges.
Learn more about two of our featured programs below, or follow the Programs link in the menu bar to see everything LCC has to offer.

Leadership Development Program

Leadership and Community Awareness

This 9-month community leadership training program exposes participants to some of the key issues facing Clark County and provides unparalleled access to government, business, and community leaders. Through both classroom and experiential learning, students take a deep dive into topics essential to Clark County’s future, including education, economic development, local government, the legal system, community health, and other highly relevant topics.

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Speaker Series

Learn from Community Leaders

To foster community and provide an opportunity for the public to connect directly with community leaders in an intimate setting, LCC sponsors the Community Leadership Speaker Series. Held twice per year, each event in the series features visible leaders in Southwest Washington discussing how they address specific issues in our community and their visions for the future. Watch our website, follow us on social media, and sign up for our newsletter for information about these events.

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Class of 2017 Diversity Scholarship Recipient
We’re pleased to announce the Class of 2017’s recipient is Carmen McKibben. Carmen and her husband own Vida Flaire, a mobile food cart that offers Southwest Latin cuisine. She is passionate about fostering equity and diversity, youth and entrepreneurial leadership programs, and economic development in our community.

Carmen’s goal is to “create a social network leadership program for our local communities of color.” As she envisions it, “this network program would have tools and information for the advancement of their leadership skills, education, business, and professional goals” and would address “socio-cultural and economic gaps and bring solutions on closing such gaps.” Carmen’s vision is that the network program will help local communities of color “connect, engage, and lead change on local issues.”
Erica Marchbank (Class of 2015) - I began to get more involved in my community about five years ago. Interestingly enough, it was political activism and campaign volunteering that was a catalyst for bringing me closer to some of the inspirational people and organizations that make this community an awesome place to live.

I’m driven to give back for several reasons. First of all, I live here, this is where my family and friends are, and I want Clark County to be the most vibrant community possible for us all to work and play in. Also, I’m not a fan of stagnation, so if there is an opportunity to be involved in positive change and forward motion, I’m there!

"I can fold an origami crane in no time flat, I have a mean roundhouse kick and I enjoy drumming."

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