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The 2016-2017 LNTC Class

Gabriel Espinosa - Dinuba Lumber - Receiving

Renee Gonzalez - Cutler Orosi Unified School Dist. High School English Teacher

Stephanie Hurtado - Dinuba Community Services Recreation Supervisor

Jackson Moore - Dinuba Sentinel Reporter

The class is working hard on the Cinco de Mayo Festival to be held May 5 & 6.  Gabriel is the contact for the food and craft vendor as well as Merchant's row applications.  Renee Gonzalez is heading up the Entertainment.  Stephanie is heading up the Security and Site management, as well as assuming some of the chair duties with the loss of one of the class members. Jackson is Media and Marketing.  The class along with the Steering Committee will be working on the parade.  With such a small class, it is all hands on deck!  So Chamber Board, Steering Committee members, alumni and community volunteers are being sought to help with the event.

Carnival Tickets will go on sale the week before the event, tentatively that will be April 28th.  The Chamber office, Recreation Dept., and Circle K will also have carnival tickets on sale.

The theme this year is "Embrace Diversity and Dance", so put on your dancing shoes and come out to a fun-filled weekend at Rose Ann Vuich Park. May 4th Carnival starts at 4 pm.  May 5th Carnival, Vendors, and Entertainment begin at 4 pm and go until 10 pm.  May 6th the Parade begins at 10 am in downtown Dinuba, and the Carnival and Vendors open after the parade with entertainment starting at noon. The fun continues until 10 pm.  Sunday the Carnival runs from 12 -10 pm.

If you have any questions, want an application or more information call the Dinuba Chamber at 591-2707.  To download applications click on Events tab and open the Cinco de Mayo event for forms.





Interested in the LNTC Program?

Download Application Here


Interested in finding out more about Leadership Northern Tulare County, call the Dinuba Chamber to get connected and learn about the LNTC experience.  Application for 2015 are available for download above.


Leadership Northern Tulare County is a program of the Dinuba Chamber of Commerce.  Participation in the program will develop  leadership skills in many areas such as:


  • Understanding leadership styles
  • Negotiating and managing conflict
  • Learning the process, programs and challenges existing within our community.
  • Participating in community and learning about Northern Tulare County organizations and how they work
  • Experiencing opportunites to confer with other emerging leaders as well as those in Dinuba and Culter-Orosi
  • Giving public presentations





The Curriculum topics may incude analyses of issues in:


  • State and Local government
  • Health careService organizations
  • Economic development
  • Agriculture
  • Education
  • Work on a a class project - Plan & implement Cinco de Mayo Festival and Parade First Friday and Saturday in May
  • Interpersonal skills - problem solving, meeting facilitation, and public presentations





The program runs for 10 months from September through June, dates of classes below:

  • Attend the orientation session/welcoming reception on September
  • Attend the two-day team building retreat to be held on October 1
  • Attend the two-day Sacramento trip on March
  • Attend each of the day-long seminars (from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) on the following dates (the third Thursday except for the October retreat, and March Sacramento trip)
  • Monthly day session September through June on the third Thursday of the month except for October retreat and March Sacramento trip
  • June  (Graduation)
  • Attend each monthly evening session. Dates and times to be selected by the class.
  • Attend the graduation ceremony in June


Who Will Benefit?


  • Participants will gain a broad knowledge of the community and formal management training that will enhance personal effectiveness in the community and at work.
  • Businesses who by sponsoring a participant, will benefit fromthe employee's  increased knowledge, improved communication skills, stronger problem-solving abilities and access to decision-makers and community resources.
  • Non-Profit organizations will have access to trained effective leaders with a positive attitude toward volunteering.
  • Community at large will benfit by the development of large pool of trained, knowledgeable, potential leaders in Northern Tulare County.



Who Should Apply?


If you have...


  • Commitment to self-development
  • Desire for community involvement
  • Willingness and ability to discuss and propose solutions
  • Potential as a leader, as displayed through such things as work experience, organizational involvement, demonstrated interpersonal skills or other activitiesAbility to work effectively with people
  • Do you know of someone who should apply?
  • Individual, businesses, and community groups are also encouraged to nominate prospective participants



For applications or for more information contact:

The Dinuba Chamber of Commerce
210 North L Street, Dinuba CA 
(559) 591-2707
or email

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