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Leadership Summit’s class of 2018, back row, from left, Thomas Chambers, Suzanne Lifgren, Leslie Davis, Nikki Moore, Matt Voegtle and Sheri Weinman. Front row, from left, Mike Nathan, Chris Stellato, Jay Nelson, Suzanne Kenney, Bryan Webinger, Hanna Penny, Ryne Scholl, Caroline Bailey, Bill Blair and program administrator Kathy Stang. Not pictured: Moya Callahan, Whitney Henceroth, Jessica Hoover and Blair McGary.

SUMMIT COUNTY – Nineteen participants from 15 community businesses, government agencies and nonprofit organizations graduated from Leadership Summit’s class of 2018 program on May 17. The leadership course has been a part of Summit County for over a decade and is administered through Colorado Mountain College.

The program’s mission is to educate community and business leaders by providing experiences that will increase awareness, develop leadership skills and motivate participants to be actively engaged in Summit County. Participants meet one day per month September through May, resulting in over 60 hours of interactive professional development.

Sessions include leadership training, interactive communication workshops, site visits and panel discussions. Local leaders meet with Leadership Summit participants to discuss regional issues such as affordable housing, cost of living, economic development, mental health and more. Participants can apply their experiences from the program to their businesses and communities.

For more information on Leadership Summit’s class of 2019, which begins September 2018, contact Colorado Mountain College at 970-989-1320 or visit Leadership Summit.