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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.


Our Impact

More than 800 Snohomish County professionals have graduated from LSC. Employers in businesses, nonprofits and local government experience the value of this program.


31,400 hours and counting ...

The impact Leadership Snohomish County participants continue to make on the region is best encapsulated by Chief Financial Officer at ChildStrive, Penny Yates, speaking at LSC's 2019 commencement. 

“This is a great opportunity to invest in the leadership in our county – just as your employer may have made that investment in you. In your giving you’re supporting an organization that has completed:

  • 261 community impact projects

  • 31,400 hours of giving back to Snohomish County, which by the way after using WA states volunteer rate is a value of almost $800K being invested back into our community.

  • LSC has also Graduated almost 800 community leaders

All I have to say is Wow! That is quite an impact. I think that there is no doubt that LSC is working to raise our community to a different level.”

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Check out LSC's 2018 Community Impact Projects

Community Stewardship from the start

In both our Signature Class and Young Professionals Class, participants are immediately empowered with actionable information and meaningful local connections. These connections are real and lasting. We create connections across sectors and unlock individual potential to lead. More than 130 employers in all sectors have participated in LSC since 1996.

Amazing partners and advocates make LSC happen each year. Community collaboration created this program and it continues to fuel our continued success today. Education Day partners, sites and speakers provide content, connection, perspective and insight.

LSC Board and Alumni bring passion, wisdom and generosity to the program, working closely with staff to deliver education days, special events, strategic planning, governance and so much more. Impact Project partners provide the incubator where LSC teams brainstorm, collaborate, and muster resources to meet real needs in Snohomish County

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Check out LSC's 2017 Community Impact Projects

Our 2018-19 roster of Community Impact Project Partners includes:

Camp Fire Snohomish County


City of Arlington

City of Mukilteo

Domestic Violence Services

Downtown Everett Association

Everett Clubhouse

Everett Recovery Cafe

Girl Scouts

Granite Falls Community Coalition

Greater Trinity Academy

Homage Senior Services

Interfaith Association of NW Washington

Leadership Launch

Leadership Snohomish County

March of Dimes/March for Babies

NEAR Collaborative for Action

Outdoor Youth Connections

Recovery Café Everett

Sharing Wheels

Snohomish County Music Project

Take the Next Step 


Read how Everett Community College President Dr. David N. Beyer regards LSC's place in our community. Select the image to view.

Read how Everett Community College President Dr. David N. Beyer regards LSC's place in our community. Select the image to view.

Video: LSC Community Impact Projects (2016)

As an LSC student, I felt this organization offered a unique opportunity to impact the county. I wanted to be a part of that for the long haul.
Adrianne Wagner, The Everett Clinic, 2012 Signature Graduate, LSC Board Member

The program’s curriculum provided me the framework to take my skills to the next level. The education day speakers and other participants provided me with inspiration for what to do with it.
Wendy Shingleton, Owner, Squadron Spirit, 2015 Signature Graduate

“Employees who feel engaged with the community are better employees. The overview of the county, the engagement with community leaders, and the understanding of what it takes to make a community a great place all help our employees be better at engaging with customers and the public, and more appreciative of our community and willing to volunteer.  Our investment in LSC provides huge dividends to our workplace, employees and the community.”
Carl Zapora, past Superintendent, Verdant Health Commission; past LSC Board Member