Saturday, 15 June 2024

Lake Leadership Forum

05.22.2024 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — Hospitality, health care and workforce will be the topics featured during the fifth Lake Leadership Forum to be held on Wednesday, May 22, at On The Waterfront, 60 Third Street, Lakeport.

The program begins at 1 p.m. and concludes with a walking tour of Xabatin Community Park at 4:30 p.m.

Presented by the Lake County Economic Development Corp., or Lake EDC, along with the Lake County Chamber of Commerce and the Lake County Tourism Improvement District, the Lake Leadership Forum is open to the public with a limited number of tickets available at

A limited number of tickets are on sale for $30 per person which includes tapas and a glass of wine or other beverage.

Tickets may also be purchased with a check payable to and sent to Lake EDC, P.O. Box 1257, Lakeport, CA 95453.

Sutter Lakeside Hospital is the presenting sponsor. The event is also generously supported by Calpine, Lake County Tribal Health, Reynolds Systems, Adventist Health Clear Lake, the City of Lakeport, Community First Credit Union, and Savings Bank of Mendocino County.

The event’s keynote speaker is Caroline Beteta, president and CEO of Visit California.

Beteta will share the current state of the tourism industry for the state and her insight on the future of hospitality and rural markets.

Additionally, Clair Whitmer, deputy director for the California Office of the Small Business Advocate, will discuss the state’s efforts to support businesses.

A panel discussion regarding workforce development and attraction in Lake County will include Jonathan Walters, manager of Brassfield Winery; Brock Falkenberg, Lake County superintendent of schools; Greg Panella, co-owner of Stokes Ladders and Panella Orchards; and Jennifer Delgadillo Bevington, co-director of the Redwood Region K16 Educational Collaborative.

Speakers will demonstrate the collaborative spirit of Lake County through presentations by Tonya Hat, proprietor of THAT Ranch; Christian Ahlmann of Six Sigma Ranch & Winery; Annie Tyner, director of Jack’s Lavender Farm; and Akriti Wong, director of Citizens Caring 4 Clear Lake.

The presenting organizations represent people from all over Lake County who love our community and want to see it prosper.

You are invited to participate in this leadership forum and connect with like-minded citizens.

More information is available from Nicole Flora, executive director, Lake EDC, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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