Leadership Pocatello-Chubbuck is designed to prepare and build leadership in the Pocatello-Chubbuck area. It brings together experienced and motivated individuals from various sectors of our community in an on-going program, which provides a broad overview of the Pocatello-Chubbuck area, and develops further leadership skills.
- Inform and expose participants to concerns in our community, challenges and potential solutions.
- Provide an opportunity for participants to meet and exchange ideas.
- Motivate and encourage participants to become involved in the Chamber and the Pocatello-Chubbuck Community.
A limited number of people will have the opportunity to participate in the Leadership Program each year. Participants are selected on their own merits and will represent a cross section of the community: men and women from different careers, educational, political, social, and cultural backgrounds. Participants must be a member in good standing of the Chamber of Commerce.
A selection committee will endeavor to select a balanced class based on the idea that a major portion of new knowledge and understanding of the community will come from personal interaction within the group.
The four basic characteristics desired in participants are:
- An ability to set and achieve personal goals
- An availability of time and resources to give to community service.
- A demonstrated commitment to the Pocatello-Chubbuck Area.
- An interest in being trained in community leadership.
The Leadership Pocatello class program begins with a one day orientation in September and continues with a series of monthly day-long session that end in May. When possible, sessions will be held at sites within the community which are pertinent to the seminar topics. Each session will feature prominent speakers who will address specific community issues. The sessions are designed to provide a series of educational and participatory experiences in which participants discuss information and issues related to the seminar topics. After the sessions end, class member are required to participate actively for one year in the Leadership Diplomat program in order to qualify to graduate.
Board of Directors
President-Shilo Roubidoux, J.R. Simplot Company
President Elect – Molly Swallow, D.L. Evans Bank
Past President-Staci Hernandez, Prime Time Auctions
Treasurer-Drew Damron, J.R. Simplot Company
Project Chair-Cami Chopski, School District #25
Secretary- Suzanne Riley, Portneuf Health Care Foundation
Lead Facilitator-Dustin Henry, J.R. Simplot Company
Chamber Board Liaison-Dean Hazen, Belnap Hazen Group
Past Lead Facilitator-Victoria Bird, McDonalds
Historian – Ron Jex, Rails West federal Credit Union
Amy Wellard, Zions Bank
Lance Buttars, Molinelli Jewelers
Mike Stokes, Idaho Power Company
Staff Liaison-John Azzola
Leadership Pocatello-Chubbuck has been instrumental in completing many projects within our community such as:
Simplot Square and Additional Improvements
Landscaping project at Frediregill Road & Fourth Avenue
“Welcome to Pocatello” signs at Interstate off ramps
Flower baskets hanging from lamp posts in Old Town
Sponsorship of a room in the new Chamber Facility
Leadership Diplomat Park at Bannock County Fairgrounds
Leadership Pocatello began in Pocatello in 1984.
Contribution to public art display at Marshall Public Library
1st Annual Paintfest Team (2003)
Our Founding Father, Dick Sagness, retired from ISU