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Joining Leadership Lodi

Past Graduates

Some of our alumni include:

  • Andrew Adams
  • Benjamin McDonald
  • Bradley Vander Hamm
  • Brett Diede
  • Carol Farron
  • Christa Steele
  • David Diskin
  • David Mack
  • David Main
  • Dennis Callahan
  • Dennis F. Haugan
  • Dennis W. Perak
  • Donna Shaw
  • Doug Gerard
  • Doug Kuehne
  • Eddie Aguirre
  • Eric Daegling
  • George Bradley
  • Gina Martens
  • Glen Barnes
  • Greg Adams
  • Gwen Van Steenberge
  • Jake McGregor
  • James Watt
  • Janelle Bechtold
  • Janet Hamilton
  • Jessica Ramirez
  • Jim DeMera
  • Joseph Hohenrider
  • JP Badel
  • Judith Kenney
  • Kari Maldonado
  • Kelly Higgs
  • Ken Gini
  • Kerry Suess
  • Kevin Suess
  • Madeline R. Haugan
  • Mark Wallace
  • Mary Ann Maggio
  • Monica Burkner
  • Nancy Beckman
  • Nancy Martinez
  • Nicole Goehring
  • Patrick Schumacher
  • Paul Haley
  • Paula Leary
  • Phil A. Felde
  • Philllip Pennino
  • Rebecca Olvera
  • Richard Hanner
  • Ron Kreutner
  • Ron Mettler
  • Rosa Harnack
  • Rose Lazzaro
  • Sabrina Schneweis-Coe
  • Sheri Aguilar
  • Susan Klusman
  • Terry Goldberg
  • Ting Faber
  • Tom McCauley
  • Tracy Williams
  • Vicki Jenkins

Who Should Apply?

Leadership Lodi applicants should be seeking to enhance their leadership potential, increase their knowledge of the community, and be willing to commit their individual talents for future years for the betterment of the community of Lodi.  Graduates of the program include individuals from a wide cross-section of the Lodi community, including representatives from both large and small businesses.


To graduate, participants must:

  • attend eight full-day class sessions held on the second Tuesday of each month, plus a wrap-up session (February - November)

  • attend a mandatory two-day retreat held on March 18/19, 2017

  • participate in the class project selected at the retreat

  • attend three community meetings or volunteer at six events

In order to graduate from the program, no more than two class days may be missed and “made up”.  Partial day attendance counts as an absence.


Leadership Lodi is an educational program sponsored by the Lodi District Chamber of Commerce, a nonprofit organization.  Tuition for Leadership Lodi is $900 per student – a $100 down-payment which must accompany the application, and $800 which is due on the first day of class.  The fees may be paid by the participant, by the employer, or through a sponsor and is due upon acceptance.

The Lodi Chamber of Commerce accepts payment via check, Visa, and MasterCard.  Down-payments of individuals who are not selected will be refunded.  Fees are a tax-deductible education expense.

Selection of Participants

The Leadership Lodi Steering Committee is charged with selecting a diverse group for each yearly class. Membership or past involvement with the Lodi District Chamber of Commerce does not ensure acceptance in the program.

Application Deadline

The application deadline for the upcoming year is the last Friday of November.

Appointments for personal interviews will be made throughout December, with class selection made at the end of the year.  For further information, please contact Leslie Dietz at the Lodi District Chamber of Commerce, at (209) 367-7840 ext 102.


Leadership Lodi Application - PDF FilePlease download, print, and complete this application. All applications will be handled in the strictest of confidence. Please limit responses to the space provided. To assist in the selection process, please type or print legibly.

Bring your completed application along with your tuition deposit to the Lodi Chamber office (at 35 S. School St).

Contact Information

If you have any questions, please contact Leslie Dietz at the Lodi Chamber of Commerce at (209) 367-7840 x101.