Academy Strategic Partners & Sponsors

Strategic Partners & Sponsors

In April, 2008, the Kern County Taxpayers Education Fund was established to research, organize and disseminate information and education to the public and business community of Kern County, in order to facilitate economic growth and development in Kern County. On March 24, 2009, KCTEF received its nonprofit determination letter from the IRS. KCTEF’s first project is the Kern Leaders Academy, based on the San Joaquin Political Academy in Fresno.
The Kern Leaders Academy’s board of directors, strategic partners and sponsors are pleased to be a component in this unique education and training program that introduces creative solutions to enhance the visionary leadership within our region.

Strategic Partners:

Assemblyman Vince Fong
ASU Associates
Bakersfield-Kern Regional Homeless Collaborative
California State University, Bakersfield
City of Wasco
County of Kern
Garden Pathways
Kegley Institute, California State University, Bakersfield
Kern Community College District
Kern County Farm Bureau
Kern County Superintendent of Schools
Kern High School District
Water Association of Kern County


Adventist Health Bakersfield
Heise Media Group
Kern County Taxpayers Association
Kern Family Health Care
Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Wonderful Orchards
WZI Inc.

Special Thanks:

Debbie Jacobsen, Executive Director of the San Joaquin Political Academy, Fresno, CA


A financial contribution to the Kern Leaders Academy is tax deductible. Your support will aid in the continued development of this extensive and exclusive political educational training program. Please contact our office for more information at 661.322.2973.