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  Dahlkemper, Lesley
<-  2022-01-01  
NameLesley Dahlkemper
Lakewood, Colorado , United States
Born Unknown
Last ModifedBrentinCO
Jan 13, 2022 07:18pm
InfoCommissioner Dahlkemper has thirty years of combined experience in strategic communications, community engagement, nonprofit leadership, public policy and journalism. Most recently, she served as the Vice President of Strategic Engagement and Communications for the Colorado Education Initiative (CEI), providing vision and strategy as a member of its executive leadership team across the organization's five initiatives, forty-five employees and $14 million budget.

Prior to her work with CEI, Lesley founded in 2003 a national award-winning communications firm that specialized in helping leaders engage communities and advance initiatives for student and teacher success for ten years. Earlier positions include leading a $6.5 million grant at the Education Commission of the States for school improvement nationwide, and working with stakeholders at a national level and in large urban school districts as a senior director with a premier education communications firm in Arlington, VA. Lesley has written and presented extensively about community engagement, strategic communications and school improvement to Harvard University’s Labor Management Program, American Association of School Administrators, National School Boards Association and other organizations. She served as vice president of associate members on the Education Writers Association Board of Directors and is the past president of the Colorado School Public Relations Association. Beginning her career as a journalist for Colorado Public Radio, she contributed stories to NPR, The MacNeil/Lehrer Report, The Osgood File, the BBC and Rocky Mountain PBS and she won national recognition for her coverage of education issues.

An engaged community leader, Lesley was elected county-wide to the Jefferson County school board in 2011 and served as board president for two years. She is also a past board president of the Action Center, which promotes pathways to self-sufficiency in Jefferson County and chaired the Jefferson County Boys & Girls Club Youth Investment Committee. In 2014, the West Chamber of Commerce named her as one of Jefferson County’s most distinguished women leaders.



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