Why Leadership Auburn? It’s about a great opportunity for personal and professional growth. Leadership Auburn educates and empowers local residents who want to make a positive difference for our community. Once a month, from October to June, on the 3rd Wednesday in November and December and on the 4th Wednesday for the rest of the classes, from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM, members of the Auburn Leadership Class experience informative and interactive workshops on Auburn Yesterday and Today, State and Local Government & Community Development, Education, Public Safety, Non-Profits, Health and Human Services, Water, Power and Recreation, Arts, and Agriculture.
The retreat will occur on October 12-13 at the Courtyard Suites in Grass Valley.
Each class consists of 20-25 members who come from the private, non-profit and governmental sectors. There have been over 300 graduates of the program and each class develops a special bond and, upon graduation, become members of a growing Leadership Auburn Alumni network.
The total tuition is $725. $375.00 must be received prior to retreat. The return on investment is priceless. So fill out the online application and become a member of the great Class of 2020 today.
Part of your tuition may be offset by a Harvey Roper Leadership Auburn Award. Harvey Roper was a local businessman. He owned Roper's Jewelers and was an avid supporter of all things Auburn. He belonged to many boards, volunteer groups and committees. He was a strong believer that our great community was made that way by those who are continually contributing to it. Harvey was a 2006 graduate of Leadership Auburn. Although he was born and raised here, he still appreciated the Leadership experience. He understood that there is always more to learn and there are always new people to meet. Harvey never joined a service club, rather he supported them all, and insisted that, "Auburn was his service club".
When Harvey unexpectedly died at the age of 58, his wife Brenda thought of the best way to honor his life's work. She created the "Harvey Roper Leadership Auburn Award": a scholarship that would enable other interested community members to learn about Auburn, "on Harvey's dime".
If you are interested in applying for this award, please write an essay on how you will continue to contribute to the Auburn community, in the spirit of Harvey Roper. Submit your essay with your application.