Who Should Apply?
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
To graduate, participants must:
attend eight full-day class sessions held on the second Tuesday of each month, plus a wrap-up
session (February -
attend a mandatory two-day retreat held on March
participate in the
class project selected at the retreat
attend three community meetings or volunteer at six events
order to graduate from the program, no
more than two class days may be missed
and “made up”.
day attendance counts as an absence.
Leadership Lodi is
an educational program sponsored by the
Lodi District Chamber of Commerce, a
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.
Lodi Chamber of Commerce accepts payment
via check, Visa, and MasterCard.
Down-payments of individuals who
are not selected will be refunded.
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.
deadline for the upcoming year is the
last Friday of November.
for personal interviews will be made
throughout December, with class
selection made at the end of the year.
further information, please contact
Leslie Dietz at the Lodi District
Chamber of Commerce, at (209) 367-7840
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
If you have any questions, please contact Leslie Dietz at
the Lodi Chamber of Commerce at (209) 367-7840 x101.