Leadership Bakersfield 2020

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  • All applications will be handled in the strictest confidence. Please keep your responses brief and concise. A Selection Committee conducts all application screening and interviews. Finalists are selected for an interview based on application materials submitted. Class members are selected based on both the application materials and the personal interview. Applicants must reside or work in Kern County and be a minimum of 18 years of age. Confidential when completed.

    Participation in the Leadership Bakersfield program must have the support and commitment of your employer if you are not self-employed. Please print out the employer signature form, fill out and upload at the bottom of the form on the next page.

    Application Deadline

    • Applications must be received in the Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce by Wednesday, June 19, 2019.
    • Applicants who qualify for the final selection process must be available for a mandatory interview during the evening of July 22 or 23, 2019. The alternate date is July 30, 2019.
    • All applicants will be notified of their status by August 16, 2019.

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