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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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The Value of Leadership Spokane: (A Greater Spokane Incorporated Executive Board Presentation)

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Message from the Executive Director 

October signals fall is here and also shows our program running at full speed. Our amazing Class of 2016 had an amazing retreat at Camp Lutherhaven discovering servant leadership, learning about each other and building their team skills. It was a good start to what promises to be a fantastic year. Our youth finished September discussing public safety and learning about the challenges for our police. It was their second day of leadership learning. All in all, our 88 leaders are running full speed learning how they can step up for our community. October also brings a change of seasons and beautiful fall leaves. It is also Gala season and we are actively advertising our January Gala. This will be our 5th anniversary of the gala and it promises to be as elegant as ever. Many thanks to Heather Beebe-Stevens, Class of 2014, for leading an inspired team planning this annual celebration of leadership. We are seeking nominations for both the King Cole Award and Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award that will be presented at the Gala – we want to hear from you! Yes, it will be a year of adventure, learning and building Spokane, one leader at a time. We vow in 2016 to extend the legacy of excellence established 33 years ago. 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!

– Brian Newberry

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What Leadership Spokane Alumni are saying…

“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

What Leadership Spokane Alumni are saying…

“I learned a lot about the Spokane community—and how what’s going on in the community has a direct correlation to the workplace.”  – Lance Kissler, Class of 2014

What Leadership Spokane Alumni are saying…

“It is ok to take time for yourself and take care of yourself. Because if you don’t, it can be difficult to be a good servant leader.” – Monica Wales, Class of 2012

What Leadership Spokane Alumni are saying….

“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

What Leadership Spokane Alumni are saying…

“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