The roster for Leadership Lawrence is set; class starts in October.
Two dozen people will soon learn what it takes to become community leaders, including one who's already been there.
Leadership Lawrence, a program designed to recruit, educate and develop leaders for the Lawrence area, announced participants Wednesday for its class of 2000.
Among them is Maley Wilkins, who finished a four-year term on the Lawrence school board this summer, including a year as its president.
"I think you can always learn more," said Wilkins, vice president of Peoples Bank. "I think it's a good opportunity for me to expand my knowledge of the services and the opportunities that exist in our community.
"My focus has been fairly narrow the past five or six years, so I'm excited about this."
Class members will spend eight months learning about Lawrence and its diverse offerings, services and issues. Scheduled topics to be covered: leadership, communications, education, arts, local economy, history, community services and current issues facing Lawrence and the area.
Participants in the program, sponsored by the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce, will be introduced during a reception at 5:30 tonight at the Lawrence Visitor Center, 402 N. Second.
Class members are Anita Arkeketa, Haskell Indian Health Clinic; Charles Blaser, Barber, Emerson, Springer, Zinn & Murray; Karen Christilles, Lied Center; Kathleen Clausing, Lawrence Memorial Hospital; Paul Davis, Kansas Insurance Department.
Also: Dwayne Fiihr, Sauer-Sundstrand Co.; Doug Green, Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical; Susan Hack, Lawrence school district; Lauren Hoopes, Kansas University Endowment Association; Arthur Kuehler, Harris Construction Co. Inc.
Also: Michael Maddox, Skepnek & Maddox; Pamela Madl, Douglas County; Janelle Martin, Kansas University Athletics; Ken McRae, Petefish, Immel & Heeb; Doni Mooberry, Mooberry & Goering Financial Management LLC; Maria Preston, Lawrence Journal-World.
Also: Becky Price, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Douglas County; Joyce Shaw, Sallie Mae; Gail Sloan, U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Haskell Indian Nations University; Sheila Stogsdill, city of Lawrence; Bill Tsutsui, Kansas University; Michael Tubbs, city of Lawrence; Chad Voigt, city of Lawrence; Maley Wilkins, Peoples Bank.
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