LE announces leadership program graduates
June 3, 2014
Leadership Eastside, the region’s pre-eminent leadership enrichment program, has announced the graduation of the Leadership Eastside class of 2014.
This year’s graduates join a powerful network of more than 1,500 of the region’s leaders in business, nonprofits and the public sector who work together to address the community’s greatest needs, according to a news release from Leadership Eastside.
Over the course of two years, members of the class of 2014 have deepened their understanding of the seven elements that make up a healthy community and have demonstrated their ability to effectively apply an adaptive leadership approach by successfully completing a series of sustainable community projects, including:
- Supporting the launch of a Bellevue Arts District.
- Developing a communitywide wellness effort for the city of Issaquah.
- Advancing the efforts of kindergarten readiness.
- Providing books to children via health care/pediatric offices.
- Designing a process to get meals to people who can’t get to a food bank.
- Combating isolation among spouses of H-1B visa-holders.
The Issaquah participants in the Leadership Eastside 2014 graduates and their sponsoring organizations are:
- Brian Berntsen, Issaquah Parks & Recreation
- Robin Callahan, Issaquah Schools Foundation
- Stacy Goodman, Issaquah City Council
- Kelly Griffin, community leader
- Holly King, YWCA
- Namhan Le, The Boeing Co.
- Phil Morris, Issaquah Chamber of Commerce
- Cindy Sharek, King County Library System Foundation
- John Traeger, Issaquah Economic Vitality Commission