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Rocklin Chamber looks to recruit future community leaders

By: Robin Trimble, Rocklin Area Chamber of Commerce CEO
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The Rocklin Area Chamber of Commerce is looking for individuals ready to become the next leaders of the community. The Rocklin Chamber is now accepting applications for its 2009-2010 Leadership Rocklin class. Established in 2003, Leadership Rocklin has produced many graduates who have emerged as leaders in the community. Through the program, they have been given the skills to give back to the community by holding leadership positions. “Our classes have been tremendously successful,” said Robin Trimble, CEO of the Rocklin Area Chamber of Commerce. “We believe our program really prepares people in our community for the important task of becoming responsible leaders. Leadership Rocklin is a great training ground for anyone who wants to become more involved in their community.” The curriculum includes presentations by city, county and business leaders addressing important issues, including economic development, public safety, transportation, regional issues, education and volunteerism, as well as the history of Rocklin. “I discovered that leadership in a city is an attainable goal,” said H. D. Cureton II, science/PE teacher at Victory High School in Rocklin and Leadership Rocklin graduate. “My introduction/connection to other aspiring leaders is invaluable. The time spent in class was well worth it. The scope of the program was vast. I am inspired to continue to climb the leadership ladder in my industry.” Selected individuals will participate in a Leadership class every third Thursday of the month, starting in September. The sessions run from 7:30 a.m. until 2 p.m., with a continental breakfast and lunch provided. The program lasts 10 months and graduation is in June. To be eligible, applicants must live or work in the city of Rocklin, but they do not have to be a member of the Rocklin Area Chamber of Commerce. Participants will be interviewed as part of the selection process. Class size is limited. The tuition fee is $475, which includes a $50 refundable fee upon application submittal. Please visit the Rocklin Area Chamber of Commerce at 3700 Rocklin Road or call 624-2548 for more information or to apply for the program. The Leadership Rocklin program is made possible through the generous sponsorship of Drexel University. If you’re a busy professional with a serious life plan, Drexel University can help. Drexel recently brought 11 of their flexible and proven graduate programs to Sacramento. These programs offer the freedom to earn a graduate degree while keeping up with a job and life. For more information and a list of classes, visit Drexel.edu/Sacramento. Robin Trimble is the CEO of the Rocklin Area Chamber of Commerce. She can be reached at 624-2548 or robin@rocklinchamber.com.