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.
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Message from the Executive Director
August is go time for Leadership Spokane – summer is over! The good news is we start with our Youth with our largest class yet going through the program and introduce them to servant leadership and the year to come. August is also a month where our Gala planning team gets going. Many thanks to Melissa Boland, Class of 2016, for leading the charge for our sixth annual Leadership Lights the Way Gala, date winter 2017! A second great event is also starting this month as we advertise our first-ever YLS fundraiser, “Beauty and the Beast” at the Spokane Civic Theatre, September 21. Thank you Sandra Jarrard, Class of 2012, for stepping up for our youth and organizing it. We are off and running after a sensational summer. Our goal is a better Spokane. Class of 2017, youth and adults, here we come! 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! – Brian Newberry
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