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

Gold, big trees, fertile farmland, plentiful orchards, bountiful rivers-- the rich resources of California can be found in CADA Area A. Even greater than these riches are the resources of youth in our area. We have amazing schools filled with fantastic students… and in each school there is the opportunity to create a positive culture and climate. The Activity Directors and Leadership teachers in Northern California are blessed with the prospect of creating great change in each school for every student. Along with Leadership Development Days, informal gatherings, and online support, CADA provides four leadership conferences during the year that are listed below.

Please feel free to contact Melissa Edsall, Jill Mortensen, or myself, John Lucero, for any questions that you might have concerning leadership, activities or the CADA organization. Also, below you will find a list of the Area A Council members. They can also provide needed support.

Good luck with your local program. Please feel free to share your successes and challenges with us.

John Lucero
Area A Coordinator


The Board shall consist of seven Area Coordinators who will be elected by the membership of their respective areas at the state convention in order to serve a two-year term. If this is something you would like to do, please fill out the application. Deadline to apply is February 1, 2019. The election will be held at the 2019 CADA State Convention. 

Upcoming Area A Conference Dates:

Area A Middle School & High School Spring Leadership Conference

DATE: May 7, 2019
LOCATION: Modesto Centre Plaza
TIME: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Area A Advisors' Conference

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Download the 2018 Conference Program Schedule Now!

Area A Middle School Fall North Leadership Student Conference

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Area A High School Fall North Leadership Student Conference

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2017 Area A Conference Recap Photos

Leadership Development Days

Led by educators 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.

The day-long event utilizes 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.

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 15, 2019  Mt. House High School - MS Delegates
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 Jan 16, 2019
 Arden Middle School - MS Delegates
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 Jan 17, 2019
 Summerville High School - MS & HS Delegates
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 Jan 23, 2019  Edwin Markham Middle School - MS Delegates
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 Jan 24, 2019  Glen Edwards Middle School - MS PRIVATE
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 Jan 30, 2019
 Sutter Union High School - MS & HS Delegates
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 Jan 31, 2019
 Ygnacio Valley High School - MS Delegates
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 March 21, 2019
 Ceres High School - MS & HS Delegates PRIVATE
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Area A Coordinator
John Lucero
Area A Asst Coordinator
Melissa Edsall
Area A Asst Coordinator
Jill Mortensen




Area A Council Members: Area Council (excel)

Area A Links




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