Leadership Central Delaware


Congratulations to the Leadership Central Delaware Graduates of 2022!

Congratulations on your selection into the Class of 2022! 

We look forward to your leadership journey over the next ten months!

Rebecca Chance, Faw Casson

Leigh DeSantis, USAF 512th AW

Travis Frey, Dover Federal Credit Union

Laura Garafoli, Lean on Me Caregiving

Matthew Harline, City of Dover

Sand Hoffman, Chesapeake Utilities Corporation

Ryne Johnson, Advantech Incorporated

Chrissy Kyriss, Central Delaware Habitat for Humanity

Craig Lindstrom, USAF 436th AW

Amanda Perdue, Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition

Kelly Pitts, Kent County Levy Court

Beatrice Smith, Bea Delightful

Marilyn Smith, Dover/Kent County MPO

Dennis Spence, Century Engineering

Angela Tibbitt, Faw Casson

Jessica Wakefield, Bally’s Dover Casino Resort

Laura Walter, Delaware State News/Independent Newsmedia, Inc.

Lauren Webb, Dedicated to Women ObGyn (Eden Hill)

Charmaine Whyte, Delaware State University

Franck Yehiri, Delaware State University

Douglas Yorke, Dover International Speedway



Congratulations to the Graduates of the 
Leadership Central Delaware Class of 2021 on your Graduation! 


A Special Thank You again to last year’s Sponsors for the Class of 2022!


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About Leadership Central Delaware…

Now in its 21st year and with over 500 alumni, Leadership Central Delaware (LCD) creates effective, dynamic and knowledgeable leaders.

 The LCD program will prepare the leaders of tomorrow with the information, knowledge and resources they need to make our county a better place to live and work. The class is composed of a maximum of 28 participants representing a diverse community.  Selection is based upon an individual’s desire for involvement in community leadership and Leadership Central Delaware’s goal of bringing together diverse leaders. 

It is a ten month program beginning in September with an opening retreat focusing on team building and leadership skills and then meets the first Thursday of each month for a full day exploring Economic Drivers such as Agriculture & Agri-Tourism, Tourism, Energy & the Environment and Healthcare, Community Awareness with topics including Government, Criminal Justice & Public Safety and Media and Communications and Business Development including Economic Development and Education.  The Closing Retreat will include a program evaluation, a self-evaluation and leadership training including goal setting, time management and much more.  This is a perfect introduction into the next step, Leadership Mastery. 

If you have……

  • A sincere concern about the future of Kent County and a personal commitment to help shape that future
  • A desire to learn about leadership techniques
  • An ability and a willingness to commit the time and energy necessary to complete the program (Leadership Central Delaware adheres to a strict attendance policy.)
  • An organization/business that fully supports its employees.

……this program is for you!!

Tuition costs cover all program costs.  Leadership Central Delaware has some scholarship funds available for individuals who demonstrate a need.  Scholarships may be provided for up to 50% of the tuition.

We also have quarterly Alumni Receptions and a Community Service (BEST IN CLASS) competition among all LCD Alumni.

The next level of the LCD program is Leadership Mastery. The Leadership Mastery Program is available to all LCD graduates to further their personal & professional development.


To apply for Leadership Central Delaware, click here. 


Check out our LCD program brochure…



For more information call the CDCC Office at (302)734-7513 or email adminassistant@cdcc.net.

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