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Transformative Leadership Development For A Resilient Future

Humboldt    •   Del Norte   •   Tribal Lands  

Leadership Redwood Coast (LRC), a program of the Redwood Coast Chamber Foundation, is a five-month regional leadership fellowship centered on empowering diverse individuals throughout Humboldt, Del Norte, and adjacent Tribal lands with the tools, connections, and insight they need to effect equitable and innovative change in their communities and across the region.

This program is for leaders who want to...


with local leaders and learn firsthand how they are addressing complex challenges.


to amplify impact and drive collective progress.


our region's strengths, opportunities, and challenges through in-person excursions.


throughout our region that will have a lasting effect on our shared future.


of how policies, industry, and infrastructure impact our shared economy and quality of life.


in the Redwood Coast region by investing in our most valuable resource—our people.

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Apply To Be A Part Of Our 2024
Leadership Redwood Coast Fellowship

Are you interested in growing your leadership, fostering connections in the region, and helping shape the future of the Redwood Coast Region? We are accepting applications from emerging leaders throughout our region to be a part of the 2024 Leadership Redwood Coast Fellowship. 

Applications are due Friday, January 19, 2024.

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Register for one of our upcoming virtual info sessions

Learn more about the program, get all your questions answered, and get the information you need to apply by registering for one of our virtual info sessions. 

Wednesday, December 20th from 12 - 1 PM 

Tuesday, January 9th from 5-6 PM 

2024 Leadership Redwood Coast Program Schedule

Session 1: Orientation and Regional Focus (in Eureka)

Thursday evening - Saturday afternoon
March 7-9, 2024

Session 2: Southern Humboldt

Thursday evening, all day Friday

April 4-5, 2024


Session 3: North & East Humboldt

Thursday evening, all day Friday
May 2-3, 2024

Session 4: Del Norte

Thursday evening - Saturday afternoon
June 6-8, 2024

Session 5: Coastal Humboldt & Graduation (in Eureka)

Thursday afternoon, all day Friday
July 11-12, 2024


Tuition costs $2,750.  Applications must be submitted by January 19, 2024.


Your tuition cost includes full participation in seminars, leadership materials, and meals for all five interactive sessions. Hotel accommodations will be provided for any participants who live more than 30 miles away from the session community. Participants will be responsible for travel to and from the sessions. 

Tuition assistance may be available for qualified candidates with demonstrated financial need. If you are interested in applying for tuition assistance, please indicate on the application.

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Hear from the Inaugural Fellowship of
Leadership Redwood Coast 2023

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Evan Wish Photography

"The participants in LRC were exceptional. I feel honored to have gotten to go through this opportunity with the group of folks we had. There are some amazing people in our community and it gave me new hope for the future of the Redwood Coast. For excursions, Huckleberry Hill, and Foggy Bottoms Boys were standouts to me. I love seeing community members making businesses from what they love, off of the land they live on. They are in it for the entire community and I found both families to be extremely inspiring."

2023 Presenting Sponsors

2023 Supporting Sponsors


Reckoning with our current reality and taking steps towards a resilient future requires an interdependent, regional approach. The catalyst for transformation often starts with dynamic leaders who see the potential within their business, organization, or industry. In 2023, the Arcata Economic Development Corporation launched a regional leadership program to amplify the momentum of the leaders who can guide us as we navigate toward a thriving economy while prioritizing sustainability and equity....Read More>

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Invest in our community. Support Leadership Redwood Coast.

This program’s success will depend on the engagement of our broader community. To this end, we are building an interconnected network of support throughout the region including county and municipality leadership, larger industries and small business owners, nonprofit organizations, institutions of higher education, and more. Please join us in investing in our region’s most valuable resource — our people — in ways that foster their success, and the flourishing of the Redwood Coast region. 

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Interested in Leadership Redwood Coast? 

Download our Program Information Flyer by filling out the form. Let us know if you have any additional questions, and we'll reach out to follow up shortly. 

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