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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.

Click here to see photos from our 2015 gala: Leadership Lights the Way!

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

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2016 Youth Leadership Spokane Application

Message from the Executive Director

May is full of blooms… Bloomsday, Lilac Festival, a new class of adult leaders for Class of 2016 will be announced, and a blossoming Adult and Youth Leadership Class of 2015 will graduate June 11th.  Thank you to Chase Commission for the generous recognition of our Youth Leadership Spokane program as its Champion of Youth Award winner for 2015. We are deeply honored and we will continue to champion our youth to lead well.  Applications for our 2016 youth leaders are due 15 May. We continue to honor our alumni for their great achievements and making Spokane stronger.  It was gratifying to see many alumni come back for the Spokane Week of Giving by planting trees on the North Bank of the Spokane River, showing we remain Leadership Spokane united for a better community.  We will also celebrate our alumni at our 11 June graduation, specifically highlighting our Class of 1985, 1995 and 2005. 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. 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