The Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce and the Leadership Council Bluffs Alumni Association recently introduced the 35th class of Leadership Council Bluffs.
For 35 years, the Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Leadership Council Bluffs Alumni Association, has helped grow and develop leaders in the Council Bluffs community. Leadership Council Bluffs is designed to identify and develop leaders. Bringing together people from diverse backgrounds, Leadership Council Bluffs connects leaders with unique perspectives by engaging them in impactful experiences to deepen awareness, increase knowledge, and build leadership skills to better our community.
“This program connects individuals from diverse backgrounds to build leadership skills for the betterment of the community,” said Drew Kamp, President and CEO of the CB Chamber in a press release.
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Here are the participants of Leadership Council Bluffs, Class 35:
Pam Bierce, Iowa West Foundation
Amy Brown, slate architecture
Christine Circo, Pottawattamie County
Jennifer Coyle, Flat Branch Home Loans
Jessica Duncan, Angels Care Home Health
Walter Garcia Rodriguez, Omaha/Council Bluffs out of poverty
Linda Gomez, US National Bank
Jonathan Holland, Children’s Square United States
Stacie Jensen, City of Council Bluffs
Blake Johnson, Habitat for Humanity
Vivian Kvam, Tandem Works, Mac&V
Matt Mancuso, Iowa Western Community College
Katherine Martens, American bank
Shawn Miller, New Visions Homeless Services
Sarah Beth Ray, Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce
Christy Sauser, Dickinson and Clark CPA
Anne Schoening, CHI Health Mercy Council Bluffs
Jailey Simpson, Simpson’s Legal Group
Sara Star, Holiday Inn & Suites
Shanna Stofer, Methodist Jennie Edmundson
Molly Stogdill, Council Bluffs Schools Foundation
Jared Tripp, Berkley Risk
Angie Williams, Micah House
Kelsey Wittorf, Omni Dental Center
Participants of the Leadership Council Bluffs program will attend 10 sessions focused on different aspects of the community, including education, healthcare, government, economic development, nonprofits, public safety and history. from the community. LCB sessions are designed to provide attendees with insight into the achievements and challenges Council Bluffs faces by exposing attendees to presentations and discussions with current leaders, experiencing behind-the-scenes tours, and networking with community decision makers. Members of the LCB class are brought face to face to explore the challenges Council Bluffs face and to inspire accountability and action to provide the leadership needed. Social opportunities encourage attendees to network and create a collaborative atmosphere to support our growing and evolving community.
Additionally, attendees will enhance their personal leadership abilities, enrich their team building skills, and have the opportunity to learn more about philanthropy through a partnership with the Community Foundation for Western Iowa and the Omaha Community. Foundation. Participants in the Leadership Council Bluffs program will also be required to complete a community administrator project.
“The goal of the Leadership Council Bluffs program is for participants to enhance their leadership potential through community engagement and to take on greater responsibility on councils and commissions,” said Lori Shields, vice president of communications and leadership development for the Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce. and program director for Leadership Council Bluffs. “The Leadership Council Bluffs program has a long history and we look forward to unlocking the potential of Class 35.”