Leadership Spokane, a 501(c)(3) organization, was founded in 1982 by the Spokane Area Chamber of Commerce and a group of business and community leaders. Leadership Spokane offers a civic leadership training program in which the voices of all sectors of the community are balanced, with the clear understanding that the health of all these sectors is vital to a healthy Spokane. Today, individuals from a variety of professions, races, backgrounds and neighborhoods from all over the county compose the Adult and Youth Leadership class each year. Classes focus on Servant Leadership, “Spokane 101″ information and skills such as team building, systems thinking, facilitation, conflict resolution, envisioning and project management.
Joining is easy. Click on the link below, then follow the step by step instructions.You’ll receive your membership card in the mail in the next weeks!
Annual Membership – $50
Message from the Executive Director
August is a regal month, a month to stand tall and look ahead at a year of leadership for our 2016 adult and youth classes. Our goal is to build upon our 2015 year and continue to strengthen our leadership curriculum to inspire our 2016 classes to build this community, despite challenges which certainly mount. Our Training Director, Jaxon Riley, has already planned out through October and is working forward. We appreciate all our hosts who have stepped up to host our adult and youth classes to introduce our students to ten different venues in our wonderful lilac city. We soon will advertise for day and lunch sponsors to support our efforts. 2015 was an amazing year of support from our local community and we hope that same level of support for leadership continues this year. The value of leadership is seen in our graduates from Stacey Cowles, our lifetime achievement winner, to Marty Dickinson, just named a 2015 YWCA Achievement Award winner, to Jake Krummel, a recent graduate who was a Bozzi media 20 under 40 winner last year. Thank you to all our sponsors for believing in leadership and believing in Spokane. We vow to extend the legacy of excellence established 33 years ago. As we reflect on the next leadership class, our 5th annual Gala to be held January 29 continues to grow with possibility. Please reach out if you can help with this mid-year extravaganza. Ultimately we know our alumni matter, leadership matters…Spokane matters…and citizenship matters. We are three decades strong and getting stronger. Our distinguished Board of Directors and Ms. Ruth Reynolds, Ms. Jaxon Riley and I are committed to building upon our proud past for a fantastic future. Leadership Lights the Way!
“I loved seeing people with different backgrounds, life experiences, different ways of looking at the world, all sit down and listen and learn and be open to other opinions, then step it up.” – Marshal Peterson, Class of 2014
“I made lifelong connections and friendships that are still in place today. This seems to be one of the true values of LS as each and every class has had the same positive engagement experience” – Patrick DeVries, Class of 1987
“I fell deeply, madly in love with Spokane and am committed for life to our community. When Tom Foley told my husband to move his company to Spokane in 1983, we really didn’t think we’d stay very long, but 34 years later, this is home.” – PJ Watters, Class of 1994