Laurie Schrum, Esq.
Partner, Kroloff, Belcher, Smart, Perry & Christopherson
Leadership Stockton Class of 2004
“Leadership Stockton is an invaluable experience! I made lasting friendships with the future leaders of our community, my classmates. Doing our class project, I had the opportunity to work hand-in-hand with people from different fields – people I would never have worked with, and might never have met, outside the program. I learned about Stockton in depth, with access to “behind the scenes” information I would not have been exposed to without the program. In the years since graduating, as I have met other graduates, I learned that we all share a special bond. Whether someone attended years before me or long after me, we each had a unique and amazing experience. Meet a graduate of the program and inevitably you will meet someone who is passionate about our community, who is a true leader, and who will smile and tell you a story about a fantastic experience in the program. I strongly encourage anyone who is considering the program to apply – your only regret will be that you did not do it sooner!”
Captain/Chief of Police for the City of Lathrop
Leadership Stockton Class of 2015
“The Leadership Stockton class was truly an amazing experience to allow me and other members of my class to reach out and make a difference in the City of Stockton. Our project was the McKinley Community Center and it’s used daily by the local community. I myself used this facility while growing up nearby as a youth.”
San Joaquin County Office of Education IT Division Director, Retired
Leadership Stockton Class of 2014
“The best thing about the Leadership Stockton Program is meeting new people—people that care about and promote Stockton.”
President/CEO, Legacy Enterprises Benefits Consulting, Inc.
Leadership Stockton Class of 1984
“The Leadership Stockton Program provided me with essential knowledge of the resources available to me within our community. Leadership Stockton has been invaluable to me as an involved Stocktonian and business owner.”
Luis H. Sanchez
Leadership Stockton Class of 1983
“Leadership Stockton has been a tremendous force in helping individuals determine what, how and when they would like to serve the community of Stockton . For me, a 20 year alumni, Leadership Stockton was a major cornerstone for my career, business relationships and community commitment. Communities who support leadership programs like these are only enhanced”.
Michael Patrick Duffy
President/CEO, Financial Center Credit Union
Leadership Stockton Class of 1995
“From the outside looking in or the inside looking out, Leadership Stockton shows you everything; history, the economy, politics and society, the fibers that bind our community together. When you see all this you don’t only appreciate the landscape but you’re ready to help shape it.”
Deputy Police Chief, Stockton Police Department
Leadership Stockton Class of 2011
“As a lifelong Stocktonian I thought I had a deep understanding of my community. However, the Leadership Stockton program taught me so much more and allowed me to connect with a broad new base of local leaders. By far, the most rewarding part of my Leadership Stockton experience was our class project. The sense of teamwork developed amongst my classmates as we worked together to overcome challenges and bring our community service project to fruition was incredible. My involvement in that project, and the overall Leadership Stockton program, provided me with a profound sense of community and helped further develop my leadership skills.”