Members of the Leadership Corvallis class of 2012 have completed a 10-month program focused on leadership and volunteer opportunities in the Corvallis area. Their introduction to the people and places that impact our community 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.
Throughout the year, Leadership Corvallis participants visited dozens of venues in Corvallis and Benton County and heard from leaders in the fields of education, government, health care, economic vitality, land-use planning and human services, to name just a few. The following graduates were honored at a dinner and celebration on June 7:
Mohamed Alyajouri, The Corvallis Clinic
Barbara Bessey, Linn Benton Community College
Megan Cadwell, Citizens Bank
Jenn Casey, Oregon State University 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
Karen Hooker, OSU, Human Development and Family Sciences
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 Garcia, Heartland Humane Society
Lisa Scherf, City of Corvallis
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 member.
Micky Shields, Benton Hospice Service
Kate Sundstrom, Samaritan Health Services
Ron Thiesen, Community Outreach, Inc.
Paul Yager, Oregon State University Academic Affairs
“On behalf of the Leadership Corvallis board of directors, I would like to congratulate the 2012 class,” said Board President Todd Washington. “They were engaged, inspired participants and I am proud to include them on the roster of Leadership Corvallis alums.”
The Leadership Corvallis board would also like to thank Corvallis City Manager Jim Patterson, Oregon State University Vice President of University Relations and Marketing Steve Clark, 2012 class graduate and Community Outreach Development Director Ron Thiesen and 2012 class graduate and Philomath Auto Parts and Neukomm Rock and Gem Gallery Owner Hans Neukomm, Jr. for speaking at the graduation, as well as event facilitators Micky Shields, Kate Sundstrom, Charlene Yager and Lacey McNeeley.