Introducing the Leadership Northwest Missouri Class of 2020! What an outstanding group of 24 individuals representing 15 counties in Northwest Missouri. An application for the Class of 2021 will be posted here late August of 2020.
|Name||Company/Organization||Work County||Home County|
|Anna Barlow||Carroll County Chamber of Commerce/Carroll County Health Department||Carroll||Carroll|
|Debbie Bennett||University of Missouri Extension||Atchison||Nodaway|
|Ashlee Boner||Mosaic Life Care||Buchanan||Andrew|
|Julie Burns||Bank of Gower (Union State Bank)||Clinton||Buchanan|
|Rick Daly||The REDaly Group||Clay||Clay|
|Megan Derry||Trenton Downtown Improvement Association/Main Street Trenton||Grundy||Grundy|
|Whitney Esry||BTC Bank||Harrison||Grundy|
|Dave Fast||Community Hospital – Fairfax||Atchison||Atchison|
|Kaylee Gibson||Boehringer Ingelheim/Be Still, Be True Consulting/Full Circle Social||Buchanan||Buchanan|
|Nikki Graves||C.A.R.E. of Atchison County, Inc.||Atchison||Atchison|
|Rob Honan||MERIL, Midland Empire Resources for Independent Living, Inc.||Buchanan||Buchanan|
|Judy Hood||Northwest Health Services||Buchanan||Holt|
|Jenny Huard||Conception Abbey and Conception Seminary College||Nodaway||Gentry|
|Teresa Linville-Mier||TYMe Enterprises, LLC||Buchanan||Buchanan|
|Katrina Lock||Community Hospital – Fairfax||Atchison||Atchison|
|Mackenzie Manring||Green Hills Regional Planning Commission||Grundy||Daviess|
|Randy Mendenhall||Missouri Department of Transportation||Buchanan||Holt|
|Courtney Nixon||U.S. Bank||Buchanan||Buchanan|
|Maria Peace||Smithfield Hog Production Missouri||Mercer||Mercer|
|Ashley Putnam||Hedrick Medical Center||Livingston||Livingston|
|Julie Robertson||Northwest Missouri State University TRIO Student Support Services||Nodaway||Nodaway|
|Cindy Wells||University of Missouri Extension||Buchanan||Nodaway|
|Br. David Wilding||The Printery House of Conception Abbey||Nodaway||Nodaway|
|Tim Wymes||City of Cameron||Clinton||DeKalb|
Click here to view and download our Class of 2020 Brochure.
Participants From 2019 Share Their Thoughts:
“Leadership Northwest Missouri was everything I thought it would be and more. The ability to network and truly connect with other professionals in NW Missouri has been something that will positively influence my personal/professional life.”
Steven Meyer, Albany/Gentry County
“Leadership Northwest Missouri is a life changing experience that exceeds your expectation and challenges your personal processes.”
Lisa Geiser, Chillicothe/Livingston County
“Leadership Northwest Missouri helped me to gain confidence and hone my own leadership skills, while providing me with more leadership knowledge. This program offered a look at regional issues and helped me to grow in my understanding of the needs of northwest Missouri. Together with creating contacts and meeting other leaders throughout the region, this extremely worthwhile program moved me to think on a larger scale and work toward helping the region.”
Skye Pournazari, St. Joseph/Buchanan County
2020 Class Dates/Locations…
January 29 and 30: Conception Abbey – Opening Retreat
February 20: Hamilton, Hotel Hamilton Event Center
March 19: Carrollton, Carroll County Mercantile
April 16: St. Joseph, emPowerU
May 21: Albany, “On The Square”
June 11: Maryville, MOERA
June 25: Fairfax, MDT Woodworks – Pay It Forward Retreat
July 16: Trenton – Graduation, Location TBD
Leadership Northwest Missouri will:
- Provide high quality training to enhance leadership skills
- Give you the opportunity for in-depth discussions regarding issues facing our region
- Enhance your ability to look at issues/opportunities in a regional context
- Identify avenues for active participation at the local and regional level
- Create a network of regional contacts
- Provide opportunities to participate in regional class projects
- Grant Professional Development Hours (57) at no additional cost
Criteria for Selection
Participants will be selected based on their desire to become a more effective leader in the region. Leadership Northwest Missouri recognizes the strength of diversity and will strive for a diverse class composition. Our region is defined as the following 19 counties: Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Caldwell, Carroll, Clay, Clinton, Daviess, DeKalb, Gentry, Grundy, Harrison, Holt, Linn, Livingston, Mercer, Nodaway, Sullivan and Worth. Each county will be guaranteed one class spot. (If a qualified application is not received from a county, the unused space will be available to anyone within the region.) Applicants will be selected based on the county in which they reside or work. The Selection Committee reserves the right to review and select applicants from outside the defined region.
Time Commitment and 2020 Class Dates
Classes will meet monthly beginning with a two-day opening retreat on January 29th and 30th. They will continue at locations throughout the region on February 20th, March 19th, April 16th, May 21st, June 11th and June 25th. Graduation will be the evening of July 16th.
Classes begin at 9 a.m. and adjourn by 4 p.m. There will be required evening activities on January 29th.
We envision thriving communities and dynamic leaders.
We build, strengthen, and inspire leaders through training and networking experiences.