Mission Statement

To create a well-informed citizenry dedicated to improving the quality of life in the Greater Redding Region through civic and community involvement.


We believe that a vibrant, caring community is the result of an active, engaged citizenry. Through education and encouragement to action, Leadership Redding provides individuals with an opportunity to develop as community leaders by connecting them to the people, places, and experiences of the Greater Redding Region.


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.

Alumni Events for the 2016-2017 Program Year:

Fall Fireside Chat — October 19, 2016 (5:30-7:30 p.m.)

Alumni Social — March 2, 2017 (5:30-7:30 p.m.)

Leadership Redding Alumni Volunteer Project

In 2014, members of the Alumni Team worked with the Shasta Regional Community Foundation to create a viable process for Leadership Redding Alumni to volunteer at community events. Organizations can request an Alumni lead and volunteers using form: LR VOLUNTEER REQUEST FORM 100714