Twenty-six area residents have been accepted into Leadership Corvallis, a 10-month program that equips citizens to take an active role in shaping community policy. Presentations, site tours and panel discussions educate participants about the institutions, agencies and processes that make Corvallis work.
The second Thursday of each month, participants gather for a daylong session covering one segment of community life in Corvallis in a curriculum keyed to Vision 2020, the city’s governing planning document.
This year’s curriculum covers a wide range of topics, including land-use planning, human services, health care, government and public services, education, economic vitality, natural resources, Corvallis culture and community leadership.
The Leadership Corvallis Class of 2018 includes:
Anton Grube, The Corvallis Clinic
Brent Kaseman, Citizens Bank
Christine Mosbaugh, Benton County
Charlie Mitchell, Linn Benton Community College
Dawn Duerksen, Duerksen and Associates
Dean Codo, retired
Erica Jensen, STOVER NEYHART YEE & CO.
Hannah Agnew-Svoboda, Heartland Humane Society
Heather Doherty, Oregon State University
Jake Gibbs, Starker Forests
Jerry Duerksen, Duerksen and Associates
Kelly Hower, The Corvallis Clinic
Lisa Bilgen, Colonial Life
Lisa Marie Warren, Town and Country Realty
Marty Fulford, Town and Country Realty
Maureen Nikaido, OSU Foundation
Michael King, Suburban Christian Church
Nick Hurley, Corvallis Police Department
Nicole Jenkins, Citizens Bank
Peter Banwarth, Benton County
Rance Shaw, The Reynolds Law Firm, P.C.
Rebecca McKay Steinberg, Greenbelt Land Trust
Seth Raleigh, Umpqua Bank
Tasha Mosbrucker, Samaritan Health Services
Tish Tipping Coldwell Banker
Toni Morrison, Linn Benton Community College