Leadership Fortuna is an interactive program running from January through April and is designed to introduce class members to the major facets of the Fortuna and Humboldt County community. In addition, it will provide the opportunity for behind-the-scenes understanding of the issues that impact our region’s economic health and quality of life.
The class meets every Thursday morning from 7:30 a.m. to 8:50 a.m. at City Hall (location changes for field trips).
There is one Leadership Styles Workshop that will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (date/location to be determined.)
Founded by the Fortuna Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Fortuna’s members will participate in educational sessions, site tours, and candid conversations with community leaders. Topics, including county government, law enforcement, education, social services, city and county planning, grant development – to name a few – challenge members to see their community as they never have before.
The Leadership Fortuna program is designed to accomplish four distinct goals:
- EXPOSE PARTICIPANTS to the processes, programs, opportunities and challenges that impact Fortuna and Humboldt County.
- STIMULATE INTEREST in community activities and encourage engagement in local and regional affairs.
- CREATE A NETWORK of community-minded leaders who will lead in a spirit of collaboration that fosters regional prosperity.
- PROVIDE PARTICIPANTS with a behind-the-scenes view of local and regional issues and give them access to the top business, civic and community leaders who play integral roles in the Fortuna and Humboldt County area.
Thank you for considering Leadership Fortuna. Your leadership qualities and community interest make you the perfect candidate to help define, shape and grow the Leadership Fortuna program.
Click to see photos of tours of the Dennis Wendt Memorial Trail, Humboldt Distillery, Humboldt Redwood Company, Open Door Community Health Center, Hygro Humboldt, Gene Lucas Community Center, and Redwood Memorial.
To apply for the 2020 Leadership 9 program, please download our 2020 Application for Leadership Fortuna.