The mission of the Castle Rock Chamber Foundation is to support and advance the educational, sociological, economic and cultural interests of the Castle Rock community:
Developing leadership with a dynamic and innovative vision of the future;
Lining the business community in partnerships with educational, governmental, and non-profit organizations; and
Serving as a vehicle for research, planning and community education to anticipate and communicate the challenges of the future.
The Castle Rock Chamber Foundation was formed in April of 2017 to provide an avenue for philanthropic giving to educational, sociological, economic and cultural programs throughout the Douglas County community by the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce, which was formed in 1955.
Talent Pipeline Douglas County brings together the talent development ecosystem in our region from industry, local government, k-12, and higher education to discuss how we can leverage strengths and collaborate to build more effective workforce of tomorrow. Our new campus in Castle Rock, Sturm Collaboration Campus, directly benefited through an increase in work based learning opportunities for students that were co-created by through this industry led task force. -Eric Dunker, Ph.D. Associate Vice President and Dean: Business, Technology, and Workforce Partnerships (Arapahoe Community College Sturm Collaboration Campus)
Leadership Douglas County was an invaluable experience for me. I began the program six months after moving to the county. Learning about the county's history, politics and concerns, meeting the key players, and networking with my classmates has given me the knowledge and confidence to walk into any meeting anywhere in the county. I would highly recommend this program. - Anonymous Participant, LDC
Leadership Douglas County provides an excellent opportunity to learn about local issues and resources that effect our quality of life in Douglas County. I had the opportunity to attend the course 2002 and was so impressed with the speakers, the comrade of the class and more exciting watching my team mates excel over the years with the information they obtained. I encourage everyone I know to attend LDC you will be amazed. - David A. Weaver, U.S. Marshal
Leadership Douglas County will change your life. You'll be amazed at the rich tapestry of communities, projects, organizations, and government entities that make our county so dynamic. Most importantly, you'll tap into your own power in a newly "local" way. - Carole Murray, Retired, Majority Caucus Chair, (Colorado House of Representatives)
Talent Pipeline Douglas County provides a platform for a workforce discussion that is industry lead. By listening to the needs of our employers across industries, we can collaborate with our educational partners to create unique learning opportunities to grow and retain our local workforce talent. - Jill E. Garber, Director (CSU Regional Engagement Center at Castle Rock)
Participating in LDC provided me with an opportunity to grow as a leader, to build relationships with other leaders in our county and to gain a deeper understanding of the resources our county supports. I looked forward to seeing my classmates each month, and at the end of the year, I better appreciated the place where I call home. - Jill Garber, Director (CSU Regional Engagement Center at Castle Rock)