Leadership Redding began in 1985 with the first class inaugurated in 1986. Today Leadership Redding is a program of the Shasta Regional Community Foundation.
The program accepts approximately 30 participants per year. Ten sessions and a workshop are held September through May, facilitated by program alumni, in which a focus is placed on a specific part of the community. At these sessions, the participants learn directly from leaders in that area and have a chance to expand their knowledge about their community.
Since its inception, over 600 participants have completed the program. Many of its graduates serve in key elected and civic leadership roles in our community. The list of graduates grows, as do the impressive credentials of the program.