“The program was a life-changing experience. It helped me to learn about our community and challenged me to find the areas of need that I could change for the better.”

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Program Impact
Below are the program outcomes from the inaugural Leadership Rohnert Park program:
● 95% felt an increased ability to be a leader in Rohnert Park
● 100% felt a deepened connection to their fellow Rohnert Park residents
● 95% felt increased confidence to initiate positive change
● 95% felt increased ability to navigate Rohnert Park’s policies, processes, and programs
● 95% felt increased understanding of the key issues facing Rohnert Park

Leadership Rohnert Park has demonstrated success in helping graduates prepare for greater civic involvement. From our first class, one has been elected to the City Council, three have been appointed to City Commissions or Committees, and at least one has been appointed to a regional body.

LRP Graduate

Elected Office Commission, Committee, or Board 

Jackie Elward  City Council, City of Rohnert Park
Fanny Lam
 Planning Commission, City of Rohnert Park
Hugo Mata  Sonoma County Regional Parks Foundation, County of Sonoma
Ann-Marie Rodriguez  Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee, City of Rohnert Park
Michael Thompson   Parks and Recreation Commission, City of Rohnert Park