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Leadership Coachella Valley Now Accepting Applications

Leadership Coachella Valley (LCV) is currently accepting applications for its 2019-2020 class. Students meet and interact with community leaders and experts in forum and group discussions monthly from September-June. The program fosters involvement in valley-wide needs and concerns by providing perspective and information. Up to 40 applicants will be chosen for the LCV program that is designed to identify, motivate and develop future community leaders.
The Leadership Coachella Valley student selection process is based upon current or leadership potential, passion for community commitment and/or involvement and future leadership desire. Candidates must be 18 years of age and have lived or worked in the Coachella Valley for at least one year.
The incoming Board of Directors for the 2019-2020 year include: Chairman Sean Webb (‘16), Director of Community Engagement & Education, Desert Sands Unified School District; Shawn Abramowitz (’16), Local Sales Manager, Gulf California Broadcasting – KESQ CH3; Janella Andrews (’18), Tax Manager, Lund & Gruttry, LLP; Kelli Biello (’19), Development Manager, Distinguished Events, American Cancer Society; Jeff Fishbein (’17), Realtor, Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate; Valerie Powers Smith, Esq. (’15), Slovak Baron Empey Murphy & Pinkney, LLP; Matt Rifkin (’11), Real Estate Consultant, Wilson Meade Commercial Real Estate, Abby Sturgeon (’17), Director of Marketing & Admissions, Palm Valley School; honorary members Troy Kudlac (’15), President, KUD Properties and Kristal Granados (’02), Chief Executive Officer, United Way of the Desert.
Founded in 1999, LCV is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded by six valley Chambers of Commerce.
Online applications are now available at and must be submitted by July 31, 2019 to be considered.  All applicants will be notified of their status on or before September 1.

Sent on behalf of the Leadership Coachella Valley Board of Directors
Leadership Coachella Valley
c/o Palm Desert Area Chamber of Commerce
72559 Hwy 111
Palm Desert, CA 92260
760-346-6111   FAX 760-346-3263
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