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North Lake Tahoe-Truckee Leadership Program seeks community projects

Special to the Sun

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; The North Lake Tahoe-Truckee Leadership Program, embarking on its eighth year, is reaching out to the community for suggestions for class projects. Participants will create action plans designed to improve or enhance some aspect of local community life. They are intended to provide the framework for real-world changes. The projects are designed to be implemented in one year, with a budget of less than $5,000. Through interviews, surveys and in-the-field research participants will develop a program rationale, a needs assessment, proposed budget, timeline, community collaborations and promotional packet. Action plans will emphasize collaboration with local community groups and promote positive, short-term impacts.

Please send a brief summary for your proposed action plan to the North Lake Tahoe-Truckee Leadership Program by Dec. 20 to Cheri Sprenger at the North Tahoe Business Association at

Describe the problem, including who is impacted and how, outline possible solutions and suggest groups open to collaboration. Proposals will be presented during the first session of the North Lake Tahoe-Truckee Leadership Program in January for participant consideration. A form outlining the project will need to be completed for a project to be considered and can be obtained from program sponsors.

The Leadership Program will be led by Shannon Beets, the Dean of Education and Associate Provost at Sierra Nevada College in Incline Village, Nev. Each workshop splits time between regional issues and leadership skill development.

The program begins in January with a May graduation. The program consists of five sessions and two optional days where participants will be and#8220;out in the fieldand#8221; getting a close-up view of issues and challenges facing our community and how various agencies work. Information about the program, sponsorships, and applications can be found on

For more information about the projects or the program, contact Cheri Sprenger at 530-546-9000; Lynn Saunders at the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce at 530-587-8808, or Kym Fabel at the North Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce at 530-581-8764 or

The North Lake Tahoe-Truckee Leadership Program is a collaborative project of the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce, North Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce and the North Tahoe Business Association, in conjunction with Sierra Nevada College, a private four-year educational institution with campuses in Incline Village and Las Vegas.

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