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Leadership Snohomish County (LSC) is a nonprofit that connects, ignites and develops county-specific sustainable leaders to strengthen our communities. Each year, we help experienced and emerging leaders in Snohomish County gain an understanding of the critical issues affecting the region and the stewardship capabilities needed to resolve them. Through our nine-month Signature Program and Young Professionals Program, we work in small teams with the business, government and nonprofit sectors as Community Impact Project Partners. LSC features more than 700 alumni who remain strongly invested in Snohomish County.



Alumni Benefit:  City University 15% Discount
Leadership Snohomish County is now part of City University of Seattle’s Corporate Education Partnership. LSC Alumni receive a 15% discount on tuition on programs offered in class or online. These programs include the School of Management, Division of Arts and Sciences, School of Education, and last, but not least, the School of Leadership. If you're interested, contact City University by phone at 888-422-4898 or email info [at] cityu [dot] edu.

New LSC Alumni Benefit: The Leadership Book Club

For the first meeting of the Leadership Book Club, LSC alumni and friends gathered in Kathy Coffey's home to discuss "Who Do We Choose to Be" by Meg Wheatley.

For the first meeting of the Leadership Book Club, LSC alumni and friends gathered in Kathy Coffey's home to discuss "Who Do We Choose to Be" by Meg Wheatley.

LSC is excited to launch The Leadership Book Club! Gather with your fellow alumni for dinner and a lively discussion about leadership-minded titles curated by our own Kathy Coffey. 


  • Each gathering is limited to 10 people

  • You're responsible for purchasing your own book

  • LSC alumni get priority if a session is at or near capacity

  • Gatherings will be in Kathy's home from 5-8 p.m. on scheduled dates

  • Food and beverage will be provided

  • And yes, you're expected to actually read the book!

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Selected Books for 2019:

Selected Books for 2019 & 2020:

April 30 - Decolonizing Wealth: Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides and Restore Balance - Edgar Villanueva (Rescheduled) - REGISTER

June Factfulness - Hans Rosling

August - Emergent Strategy - Adrienne Maree Brown

October - A Beautiful Constraint - Adam Morgan and Mark Barden

February - Walk out, Walk On - Margaret Wheatley, Deborah Frieze

April- Apjabdul Kalam - Wings of Fire - with Arun Tiwari

June- Yuval Noah Harari - 21 Lessons for the 21st Century

August- Community: The Structure of Belonging - Peter Block

October - The Art of Gathering - How We Meet and Why It Matters - Priya Parker

What's happening, leaders? We'd love to hear from you!

We're launching an alumni survey and we'd love, love, love to hear from you. We need your voice and value your story. We'd especially like to fill some information gaps about Impact Projects throughout the last 20 years. Will you take a few minutes to participate? TAKE THE SURVEY.

Your support is making a difference
Many class members are fortunate to have their costs covered by their employers when they participate in LSC Classes. Several others receive partial or full scholarship support. Your contributions to LSC make scholarships possible for community leaders who need assistance to enroll. Your investment pays dividends for years to come, as diverse, motivated, educated and networked professionals engage in Snohomish County for the long run. Thank you! MAKE YOUR GIFT HERE.

Are you ready to join an LSC Committee?
Your fellow graduates are doing great things on the Alumni, Education Day, and Young Professionals committees – but could use your help. Each has a few spots open. Use this contact form and a committee member will get in touch with you! 

Do you know about Leader Link?
Leader Link is an innovative service offered by the Community Foundation of Snohomish County that matches local agencies with potential board members. Interested candidates are screened and individually matched with nonprofits or public boards that meet their interests and passions.


Lunch with a Leader – Join our regional leaders for lunch and hear the stories of their leadership journeys. Conversations will be organic, thought-provoking, and alumni-led. This alumni benefit is provided thanks to generous sponsorship from Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation.

LSC alumni, don't miss your chance to enjoy up-close-and-personal conversation with established leaders in our region over lunch. Check out our upcoming sessions:

Lunch with a Leader Event: Shawn O’Donnell

Owner of Shawn O’Donnell’s American Grill & Irish Pub

Date: March 27th 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Location: Shawn O'Donnell's American Grill & Irish Pub - 122 128th Street SE, Everett, WA

How does a restaurant owner shape a community? While having great food, the largest St. Patrick's Day celebration in the county and great beer are all key pieces to a successful restaurant, Shawn O'Donnell, the individual, makes a difference on his own. Supporting local fire and police employees, working with local government and giving back significantly to the community in many ways are why this Lunch With Leaders will show you how others show up to make a difference. Plus, the food will be FANTASTIC..

Lunch with a Leader: Amy King
Owner and CEO of Pallet

Date: April 17th 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Location: 11504 Airport Road Building G

Amy King is the owner and CEO of Pallet, a Social Purpose Corporation striving to improve the human condition while also being a successful and profitable company. Through several market segments, Pallet prevents and reduces homelessness of those who find themselves in transition due to disaster, homelessness, or work force housing. This is done both through the high-quality shelters that they build in Everett, Washington and the invaluable people who produce them. They are second-chance friendly; hiring and investing in people actively engaged in recovery and reintegration from addiction, homelessness and incarceration.

Amy and her husband, Brady King, started Square Peg Development in 2014 and skilled labor shortages led them to hire previously incarcerated individuals. As they heard the stories and struggles of their employees, they became passionate about removing barriers to re-entry and sought to provide an opportunity to more individuals in transition. They currently employ 50+ individuals, 90% of which have a history of incarceration, addiction, and/or homelessness. In 2016, they founded Weld Seattle, a non-profit corporation geared toward removing barriers to employment, housing and supportive community for individuals actively engaged in re-entry. Amy has a degree in Psychology and spent most of her career in Healthcare Administration, with a focus on managing large surgical practices. This business experience prepared her for the opportunity of owning and operating her current companies while fulfilling her dream of working for a company that is both people focused and profitable.

Our Lunch with a Leader series is free to LSC alumni, thanks to generous support from Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation.

Our Lunch with a Leader series is free to LSC alumni, thanks to generous support from Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation.


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