Sixteen Lawrence residents have been selected for the 1992 Class of Leadership Lawrence, a Lawrence Chamber of Commerce-sponsored program designed to groom future community leaders.
The program, which was started in Lawrence in 1982, is modeled after the Kansas Chamber of Commerce and Industry's Leadership Kansas program, which selects participants from across the state.
The local program for the 1992 class will focus on individual responsibility for participation and leadership at the local level. Topics will include leadership and communications, education, business and industry, government, history, community services and current issues facing Lawrence.
Those subjects will be discussed during seven daylong meetings beginning Oct. 18 and scheduled into next spring. The class is scheduled to graduate in April.
MEMBERS OF the class are: Jolene Andersen, office manager, American Family Insurance; Mark Andersen, associate attorney, Barber, Emerson, Springer, Zinn & Murray; Rod Bremby, Lawrence assistant city manager; Angelita Felix, dean of instruction, Haskell Indian Junior College; Susan Hadl, sergeant, Lawrence Police Department; Larissa Johns, manager of customer accounting, Kansas Public Service; Steve Johnson, division manager, KPL Gas Service; Frank Male, owner of Lawrence Landscape Inc.; Martin Moore, business manager, Advanco Inc.; Sue Morgan, bookkeeper, First Methodist Church; Reginald Robinson, Kansas University associate professor of law; Bob Schaffer, manager, folding/counter packaging, Hallmark Cards; Mike Scott, area manager for community relations, Southwestern Bell Telephone; Doug Stephens, vice president, Stephens Real Estate; Randy Weseman, principal, South Junior High School; and Dan Wildcat, chairman of natural and social sciences, Haskell Indian Junior College.
THIS YEAR'S Leadership Lawrence class was selected by a nine-member committee chaired by Ann Evans, director of the Lawrence Arts Center.
Debi Moore, executive director of the program, said potential participants initially were nominated by themselves or others. Nominees then were contacted and those who wished to be considered by the committee formed the pool of 52 applicants from which the 16 class members were chosen.
In making the final selections for the annual Leadership Lawrence class, the committee traditionally looks for people who fall generally between the ages of 25 and 40 and who have demonstrated community involvement and leadership potential.