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What Leadership Spokane Alumni Are Saying

Leadership Spokane has given me the opportunity to step outside my comfort zone and engage with people with so many different life experiences and allowed us to learn about many different local organizations. LS has not only made it possible for me to gain a better understanding of my hometown of Spokane, but has also deepened the connection I have with the community here.

Adrianne Franklin, Class of 2020

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

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

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

“I learned a lot about the Spokane community – and what's going on in the community has a direct correlation to the workplace.”

– Lance Kissler, 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