Leadership Corvallis marks its 30th anniversary this fall with 26 class members starting a 10-month exploration of the inner workings of the greater Corvallis community.
This year’s class marks a return to a full in-person schedule and curriculum. Class members will learn about the processes, agencies, institutions, and the people behind them that make the greater Corvallis community function and thrive.
“We are thrilled to be back to a fully in-person schedule this year,” said Leadership Corvallis Board President Kemble Tsoi. “Each class day will focus on a crucial element of our community, building upon the previous sessions to paint the big picture of what makes Corvallis a unique place to live, work and lead.”
The class meets the second Thursday of each month with a different theme each month. Themes include government services, economic vitality, health care, human services, arts, education, and natural resources. Sessions include mixed panel discussions, interactive activities, and field trips to spots around the community.
Those interested in taking part in future Leadership Corvallis classes should reach out to Chris Nordyke, Leadership Corvallis recruitment committee chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since its inception in 1993, more than 600 people have graduated from Leadership Corvallis.
The Leadership Corvallis Class of 2023 includes:
Karen Aklin, Citizens Bank
Jonah Browning, The Arc of Benton County
Shannon Bush, Benton County Community Development Department
Mica Contreras, DevNW
Claire Davis, The Reynolds Law Firm
Kathryn Duvall, Corvallis Benton County Economic Development Office
Callie Elliott, Citizens Bank
Celina Franklin, Benton Community Foundation
Ron Gilliland, Ron Gilliland Coaching Services
Lexi Greenley, Unity Shelter
April Holland, Benton County Public Health Department
Jessica Hougen, Benton County Historical Society
Ben Harvey, Corvallis Police Department
Kyle Hatch, Samaritan Health Services
Denise Hughes-Tafen, University of Oregon
Darrel Kau, Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation
Toby Lewis, Benton County Community Development Department
Brayden Moore, Chateau Management
Mayme O’Neill, Citizens Bank
Amanda Peterson, WaFd Bank
Meredith Petit, City of Corvallis Parks & Recreation Department
Jacqueline Rochefort, City of Corvallis Parks & Recreation Department
Nissa Rost-Rothman, Benton Habitat for Humanity
Bob Tyler, The Reynolds Law Firm
Melissa Ward, Oregon State University
Rebecka Weinsteiger, DevNW