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:

Adventist Health
Bakersfield College
California State University, Bakersfield
City of Shafter
Garden Pathways
Heise Media Group
Kegley Institute, California State University, Bakersfield
Kern Citizens for Sustainable Government
Kern High School District
Kern County Administrative Office
Kern County Department of Human Services
Kern Economic Development Corporation
Newmark Grubb ASU
PAS Associates
Panama-Buena Vista School District
Valley Republic Bank
Wonderful Orchards


Adventist Health Bakersfield
Heise Media Group
Wonderful Orchards
WZI Inc.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company

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.