Participants finish 10-month program that introduces community leadership opportunities
Corvallis, Ore., (July 6, 2010) – Twenty-six Leadership Corvallis class members completed a 10-month program of learning about the Corvallis area on June 10. Their introduction to people and places that impact Benton County was designed to encourage participation on boards of non-profits, local government committees, volunteer task forces, and other areas where citizen involvement can make a difference. An additional component of the class was networking opportunities with community leaders.
Throughout the year, these 26 men and women visited 34 different venues in Benton County and heard from a total of 146 speakers, hosts, facilitators and presenters, all over a 10 day leadership training class.
Graduates of the Leadership Corvallis class of 2009-2010 are:
- Eric Alexander, Oregon State University
- Rod Aust, The Corvallis Clinic
- Heather Boright, The Arts Center
- Cody Castellano, Corvallis Gazette- Times
- Beth Crawford, The Reynolds Law Firm, PC
- Kris DeJong, City of Corvallis
- Nicole Dodson, community volunteer
- Dana Evans, Benton Hospice Service
- Michele Gazica, community volunteer
- Tammy Jaquith, US Bank
- Hank Johnson, Anderson Group CPAs, LLC
- Mark Kalmar, Corvallis Radiology/Medical Information Management
- Anna Lopez, Heartland Humane Society
- Molly Marcum, Samaritan Health Services
- Lacey McNeely, OSU College of Business student
- Heather O’Connor, Samaritan Health Services
- Dawson Officer, United Way of Benton and Lincoln Counties
- Alison Olson, The Corvallis Clinic
- Cindy Pratt, Community Services Consortium
- Brian Robertson, Willamette Investment Advisors
- Cynthia Roelofs, Ashbrook Independent School
- Stephanie Spann, Coldwell Banker Valley Brokers
- Larina Warnock, Willamette Neighborhood Housing Services
- Kari Whitacre, Community Outreach
- Shauna Wilson, Amazon Consulting Inc.
- Lonny Wunder, Benton County Fair
Applications are currently being accepted for the class of 2010-2011. Interested participants can learn more about the program and download an application or contact the Corvallis-Benton Chamber Coalition at (541) 757-1505. Completed applications must be returned by July 31.
Leadership Corvallis was created in 1992 to identify Corvallis’ and Benton County’s “best and brightest” citizens and offer a 10-month program that equips them to provide leadership within their own community. An advisory board comprising community leaders helps develop topics and interacts with participants as guest speakers and session facilitators.