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Area A (NorCal)

Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Contra Costa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Glenn, Humboldt, Lassen, Modoc, Mono, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tuolumne, Yolo, Yuba

Area A is made up of 28 counties from Alpine County to Yuba County. Our area members travel from Ceres to the Nevada border and to the East Bay all the way up to the Oregon border. Because we are such a large geographical area, we host three student conferences and one Adviser conference. The Area A council is always willing to help at any time through emails, phone calls or visits. Please don’t hesitate to contact me, Jill Mortensen or Melissa Edsall, Assistant Coordinators or any of our other 21 council members when help is needed.

     Melissa Edsall 
     Area A Coordinator

COVID Policies & Safety Precautions for CADA 1-day, Regional Events

We consider the safety of all those onsite at our events our top priority. In efforts to hold COVID safe events, we will be enforcing all state and local guidelines in addition to the most stringent COVID policies of that area.

Area A Central Valley Student Leadership Conference (IN-PERSON)

DATE: Tuesday, May 3, 2022
LOCATION: TBD - Check Back in early 2022
TIME: TBD - Check Back in early 2022
REGISTRATION START TIME: TBD - Check Back in early 2022

2019 Area A Middle School & High School Spring Leadership Conference Recap Video


Leadership Development Days

Led by facilitator with more than 10,000 hours in leadership training experience, Leadership Development Days provide opportunities for Elementary, Middle School, and High School students to become inspired and contribute to the betterment of their campus and communities.

Leadership Development Days utilize experiential learning activities to unite students and develop lifelong skills. The curriculum is centered around learning effective communication, cultural competencies, connecting to others, individualism vs. collectivism, expanding the leadership base, perseverance, and courage to become the best version of yourself.


$30 per student is all it takes to bring a day-long, research-based, interactive leadership conference to your student leaders and their peers at local schools. Led by an facilitator with more than 10,000 hours in leadership training experience, Leadership Development Days (LDDs) will inspire middle and high school students to change their campus, community, and the world and teach the practical skills needed to make those changes.

CADA has gone paperless with our registrations! You now can register online and register with a credit card or check. Check payment needs to be received 1 week prior to the event. No POs. No refunds.

Below is the Leadership Development Days in Area A. For a complete list please visit the calendar or Leadership Development Days

 Date  Location/Registration 
 Jan 7, 2022
 9:00AM - 1:30PM
 Lincoln High School - HS Delegates
 Jan 12, 2022
 9:00AM - 1:30PM
 Arden Middle School - MS Delegates
 Jan 21, 2022
 9:00AM - 1:30PM
 Lee Middle School - MS Delegates
Feb 8, 2022
9:00AM - 1:30PM
 Santa Rosa High School - County HS Delegates Only
Apr 21, 2022
9:00AM - 1:30PM
 LDD - Bethany Elementary School - Hosted at Mountain House 
 HS - Lammersville Schools MS Delegates


Area A Coordinator
Melissa Edsall
Douglass Middle School
Woodland, CA  
tel: 916.202.0136


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