In 1986, Dr. Fran Aleshire had a vision of creating a strong network of community
leaders who would continually improve the region in which they live and work. By leveraging
their existing leadership knowledge, she believed these leaders could learn the nuances
of navigating through the municipal, corporate and non-profit systems and, with this
new information, transform the future of the region.
As such, Dr. Aleshire designed a program – Leadership 2000, which eventually became Leadership North County – that would highlight the existing infrastructure and address the current issues facing the region all while simultaneously introducing the participants to the different geographic areas of North County San Diego.
The Fran Aleshire Leadership Award recognizes an outstanding regional leader in North San Diego County who reflects the spirit and character of the late Dr. Fran Aleshire.
The Fran Aleshire Leadership Award winner must demonstrate that he/she: