Leadership Cowley County Announces New Graduates

Post date: May 22, 2013 6:49:19 PM

Winfield, KS, May 7, 2013 - On Wednesday, April 10, 2013, Leadership Cowley County held a graduation luncheon for its 2013 Class. Sixteen community members completed the eight-month course. Leadership Cowley County is a program dedicated to training individuals from all walks of life in the principles of civic leadership. In one retreat and seven day-long sessions, the class members learn about and travel to many areas in the county and study and practice curriculum drawn from materials by the Kansas Leadership Center (KLC), a leadership development organization with the charge of cultivating civic leadership throughout Kansas. To practice leadership principles, the students participate in exercises to challenge their own strengths and weaknesses and each session offers opportunities to explore the motivations, values and perspectives of others and study the elements of successful team-building. The 2013 graduates of Leadership Cowley County are Carol Berning, Cowley County; Elva Bohling, Mosaic; Janet Davidson, Cowley County Community College; Kelly Dillner, 102.5 The River; Deb Firebaugh, Cowley First; Charlotte Johnson, Retired; Lewis Johnson, Retired; Carrey Nickum, GE Aviation; Lynn Pettigrew-Norris, ECCRC; Erik Olsson, CornerBank; Heidi Potucek, Winfield Chamber of Commerce; Sarah Stevens, Legacy Regional Community Foundation; Zack Stoy, Community National Bank; Stacy Tsosie, Marland Children’s Home; and Rusty Zimmerman, Union State Bank. Leadership Cowley County is run by a board of past graduates and is funded in part through an endowment held with Legacy Regional Community Foundation. For further information, visit the www.leadershipcowleycounty.org.

Legacy Regional Community Foundation creates a stronger future for our area by building endowments, providing informed leadership and connecting donors to the critical needs of the region. For further information, visit the www.legacyregionalfoundation.org.

PHOTO CAPTION: The Leadership Cowley County Class of 2013