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
September is teamwork month! To coin the Class of 2016 motto, “Teamwork makes the dream work.” Our adult Class of 2017 connects for the first time and learns how they can become a better team for all of Spokane. Listening is the servant leadership characteristic of the month and we look forward to bringing our team of leaders together. Our youth will have an opportunity to learn from all the nonprofits in the region doing good for others. We are coming together for our youth and celebrating them in 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. Our 6th annual Leadership Lights the Way Gala is now set for January 21 and we appreciate the whole gala team coalescing to start the planning to celebrate leadership. Many thanks to Melissa Boland, Class of 2016, for leading the charge. Our 35th year is underway and we aim to gel a team. It is always gratifying to see the team coming together. In August, the Class of 2015 came together to support the citizenship process for one of their classmates. That is Leadership Spokane. 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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