Twenty-nine area residents have been accepted into Leadership Corvallis, a 10-month program focusing on leadership and volunteer opportunities in the Corvallis area. 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 day-long session covering one segment of community life in Corvallis in a curriculum keyed to Vision 2020, the city’s governing planning document.
With a new theme, “The Most Beautiful College Town,” this year’s Leadership Corvallis class will also explore the myriad benefits and challenges of Corvallis’ “town and gown” atmosphere.
In addition to Corvallis/Oregon State University dynamics, the curriculum will cover 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.
Tuition for the program, often paid by a sponsoring employer, is $550. For information on applying for the 2012-2013 Leadership Corvallis class, visit www.leadershipcorvallis.com.
The Leadership Corvallis Class of 2012 includes:
Mohamed Alyajouri, The Corvallis Clinic
Barbara Bessey, Linn Benton Community College Small Business Development Center
Megan Cadwell, Citizens Bank
Jenn Casey, OSU College of Business
Megan Castellano, Corvallis Sports Park
Alyce Chapman, Anderson Group CPAs
Curtis Davis, Citizens Bank
Erick Edtl, Samaritan Health Services
Elizabeth Foster, Town & Country Realty
Carole Hobrock, Corvallis Country Club
Laurie Holst, OSU College of Forestry
Karen Hooker, OSU, Department of Human Development and Family Science
David Huff, The Arts Center
Mary King, Benton County Sheriff’s Office
Amy Krahn, Fitness with Amy
Lacie LaRue, OSU Foundation
Boyd Lyon, Synnovation Works
Lauren Naff, Heartland Humane Society
Lisa Namba, City of Corvallis, Transportation Department
Hans Neukomm, Jr., Philomath Auto Parts
Jennifer Nutefall, OSU Libraries
Janet Preller, The Corvallis Clinic
Steve Redman, Town & Country Realty
Wendy Rudeen, Home Life, Inc.
Ron Sessions, Retired – City Planning Committee
Micky Shields, Benton Hospice Service
Kate Sundstrom, Samaritan Health Services
Ron Thiesen, Community Outreach, Inc.
Paul Yager, OSU Academics for Student Athletes
For additional information, please contact Todd Washington, Leadership Corvallis president of the board, at (541) 760-7632, or Jennifer Nitson, public relations committee chair, at 541-768-5090.