Leadership Central Delaware


Applications are NOW OPEN for the LCD Class of 2022 – Click Here to Apply!

Congratulations to the Graduates of the 
Leadership Central Delaware Class of 2021! 


                Timothy Bailey, Central Delaware Habitat for Humanity                 

Olivia Bernath

Shae Brown, Dover Federal Credit Union

Cheryl Bryant, Dover Federal Credit Union

Stephen Burgess, Fireside Partners

Anthony Coker, Chesapeake Utilities Corporation

Heather Contant, Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation

Aleasha Dorsett, Delaware State University

Brett Emmons, Peter A. Oldziey & Associates

Stuart Gardner, Fly High Cheer & Tumble

Rebecca Gonzalez, KraftHeinz

Stephanie Green, Bayhealth Medical Center

Jared Hess, USAF, 436th, Maintenance

Sand Hoffman, Chesapeake Utilities Corporation

Lauren Irby, Delaware Electric Cooperative

Patricia Isherwood, Bayhealth Medical Center              

Evan Johnston, Embrace Home Loans

Marie Kozel, Chesapeake Utilities Corporation

Jeffrey Lewin, Lutheran Senior Services of Dover

Christopher Martarano, Dover Federal Credit Union

Samuel McKensie, USAF, 436th, Contracting

Sarah Patterson, Faw Casson

Kristina Rennie, USAF, Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations

Heather Tatum, Dover Spouses’ Club 

Danielle Valvalla, Pike Creek Mortgage Services, Inc.

James Warren, USAF, 436th, Medical Group

Todd Wilson, Dover Federal Credit Union

Congratulations on the Start of Your Leadership Journey! 

A Special Thank You to this year’s Sponsors!


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About Leadership Central Delaware…

Now in its 20th year and with over 450 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.


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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