LE announces leadership program graduates

June 3, 2014

By Staff

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


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