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Class Two of Leadership Windsor has been selected.

We will begin accepting applications for Class Three in April, 2025.

Throughout California and the nation, chamber-sponsored Community Leadership programs build relationships and provide solid knowledge of local services, issues and needs. These programs forge bonds of respect and understanding within the community, and between diverse current and future leaders.

Windsor Chamber of Commerce is proud to present Leadership Windsor.

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Welcome to Leadership Windsor, a transformative program offered by the Windsor Chamber of Commerce that empowers individuals to become effective stewards of our community. Spanning over 10 months, this annual initiative is designed to cultivate leadership skills and provide a comprehensive understanding of Windsor's local government structures, economic and social issues, and public services.

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Program Overview:

Each Leadership Windsor class consists of approximately 25 individuals who share a profound commitment to Windsor's immediate and long-term future. These participants are driven by a shared desire to actively contribute to local problem-solving and collaborative solutions. Candidates who have demonstrated previous service-oriented engagement in Windsor are particularly sought after for this dynamic program.


Monthly Sessions:

Participants commit to fully engage in each monthly session, immersing themselves in a rich curriculum that explores the intricacies of our community. Through interactive sessions, workshops, and site visits, participants gain valuable insights, connections and knowledge that will empower them to make a meaningful impact.

Join us for an Informational Sessions and learn more about this exciting community initiative:

Upcoming Session TBD


Diversity and Inclusivity:

Embracing the strength that comes from diversity, our classes are intentionally formed to reflect the rich tapestry of Windsor. We approach the selection process without discrimination or preference, fostering an inclusive environment where a variety of perspectives and backgrounds contribute to a robust learning experience.


Selection Process:

To ensure the highest caliber of participants, candidates undergo an interview process to gauge their commitment and thereby ensure a well-rounded and diverse group of individuals who bring unique perspectives to the program.


Financial Access:

We believe that leadership development should be accessible to all. The tuition for the 2024-25 program is $1000. Recognizing that financial constraints may be a concern for some, we are pleased to offer scholarship assistance to eligible candidates. Our commitment is to make Leadership Windsor an opportunity that is within reach of all those with the passion and dedication to lead.

Join us on a journey of personal and professional growth where you will forge lasting connections, expand your understanding of our community, and emerge as a confident and effective community steward. Apply for Leadership Windsor and become a catalyst for positive change in Windsor.

How to Support Leadership Windsor

•Recommend someone in your organization, or a family member or acquaintance, to apply
•Provide sponsorships for participants and general donations, with recognition opportunities. Contact the Chamber office at 707.838.7285, Office@WindsorChamber.com or Maureen Merrill at 707.484.0320, maureen@maureenmerrill.com
•Provide a venue or sponsorship for various events including site visits, lunches and start- or end-of-day gatherings

Steering Team:

•Director Maureen Merrill – Coach/consultant, past Windsor Town Council member, community volunteer
•Gina-Fortino Dickson – Attorney, Town of Windsor Planning Commissioner
•Kelly McGlinchy – Certified Public Accountant, Windsor Educational Foundation Board Director, community volunteer
•Beth Henry – Executive Director of Windsor Chamber of Commerce
•Sue Nelson – Retired President of Brelje & Race Engineering, community volunteer
•Tim Ricard – Economic Development Manager of Town of Windsor


  • Mark Millan, Past Mayor, Town of Windsor / CEO of Data Instincts
  • Matthew Henry, CEO, So.Co. YMCA / Leadership SR Steering Committee
  • Paul Schwartz, Realtor / Leadership Santa Rosa Founder

Questions and comments? Please contact our office at 707.838.7285 or info@windsorchamber.com

Thank you to our sponsors and supporters of Leadership Windsor: