Leadership Monroe County
Class XXV Announced
Leadership Monroe County announces its twenty-fifth year of programs with the selection of Class XXV.
Following a county-wide recruitment and social reception schedule in Key West, Marathon and Islamorada this summer, the Board-led Selection Committee met August 24 to deliberate and give full consideration on the pool of applicants. Upon consultations and reviews, extensive discussion and evaluation, the new class was configured and offers to join the program's upcoming 25th anniversary year were tendered.
The Board is pleased to announce CLASS XXV members are:
Lindsey Ballard - Executive Administrator, to County Administrator/BOCC
Kate Bauer-Jones - CEO/President, United Way of the Florida Keys
Darrell Birkhimer - Director of Distribution Operations, FKEC
Mike Card, Firefighter/Paramedic, Marathon Fire Rescue
Wendy Coffman - Asst Branch Manager, Center State Bank
Steven W. Cook - Owner, The Art Studio
Theresa Faber - Commercial Loan Officer, Centennial Bank
John Gallant - Owner, Blue 9 Realty
J.C. Holmes - Director of Imaging Services, Mariners Hospital
Donatella Kelly - Sheriff’s Executive Aide, Monroe County Sheriff’s Office
Chuck Licis - Program Coordinator, Take Stock In Children
Chuck Lindsey - City Manager, City of Marathon
Kristen Livengood - Writer/Photographer, The Weekly Newspaper
Barbara Neal, Member, Monroe County Land Authority Advisory Committee
Derek Paul - Lt., Monroe County Sheriff’s Office
Jennifer Powell - Road Scholar/Group Leader
Jolynn Reynolds - Compliance & Planning Manager, FKAA
Stuart Strickland - Owner, Property Maintenance Company
Lisa Thornhill - Guest Experience Manager, Cheeca Lodge & Spa
Angie Walterson - Asst VP, Communications/PR Manager, First State Bank of the Florida Keys
Maryann Warren - Broker/Associate, Coldwell Banker Schmitt Realty
Christine Todd Young - Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity
LMC is aimed at residents who are active in leadership roles within the private sector, government, or community organizations. Through a series of one, two, or three-day sessions over seven months, participants examine fundamental public and private segments throughout the county to inform and help them make quality leadership decisions which they can incorporate into their respective companies and organizations. The program also provides an environment for mutual awareness on issues which class members confront. Sessions begin September 30 in Key West, with subsequent monthly classes, throughout the Keys, culminating with graduation in April, 2017.
Led by experts and the heads of the respective fields surveyed, sessions this year include focusing on the challenges and opportunities that confront the dynamic tourism industry and the Keys economy, vital environmental issues from the Everglades to Florida Bay and the coral reefs, the Monroe County education system, the multi-levels of government, the judiciary and law system, the historical and present military significance in the Keys, emergency management and emerging best practices, an expanded examination on the Keys health care and human services, the increasing impact of the arts and creative industries, the non-profit sectors, and the rapidly changing media platforms that inform the citizenry and affect and influence public policy, along with ongoing, intensive leadership development.
Established in 1992 to address the rapidly changing needs and concerns of the county, develop a group of well-educated leaders, help guide the community in a positive direction, and foster county-wide effective and non-partisan alliances, Leadership Monroe County is an independent non-profit, governed by a county-wide 18 member Board of Directors. Present Officers are elected LMC alumni President Henry Rosenthal, Vice-President Jody Gross, Secretary Jodi Weinhofer, and Treasurer Lisa Knowles, with Program Coordinator Michael Shields.
Look for upcoming news about the Opening Session in Key West, September 30-October 1
"Tourism, & The Economy"
And...Meet the New Class & Alumni Social at the Beachside Marriott in Key West, Friday, September 30 - 6:00-7:30pm
Looking ahead to the 2016 ALUMNI REUNION
in the Everglades
Alumni Reunion set for November 12th in the Everglades as we return to the historic Rod & Gun Club in Everglades City!
We encourage all LMC alumni & their families to join us for a great time in the Everglades and help us welcome Class XXV.
When: November 12, 2016 -
All Day/All Night
Everglades Alumni 6th Annual Pig Roast
These are items that are needed to make this event a success. If you are unable to supply any of these items then a cash donation would be helpful. We are also thinking of some games to play during the day on Saturday as a lot of us are going up on Friday. You can help make it even more fun by joining us.
What to bring: BYOB and some to share. Bring your fave foods, too, to add to the party. Be prepared for a most memorable experience!
Where to stay in Everglades City:
Show the New Class what YOU are all about at the
Alumni Reunion on Nov 12.
Circle the Date!
and join us at the Rod & Gun Club in Everglades City. - Class XXV will be on day 2 of their 3-day Session on the Environment. YOU know what it's like. Show them...what happens in the Everglades...!
PAST CLASS NEWS
DATELINE: SEPTEMBER 1, 2015
Congratulations to CLASS XXIV
Peter Bacheler President, PDB Enterprises
Cora Baggs Office Manager, Action Canvas
Kate Banick Executive Director, Good Health Clinic
Julie Cheon Water Quality & Environmental Manager, FKAA
Adriana Cuomo VP, Branch Manager, Capital Bank
Antonio Davila Server Administrator, Information Technology, BOCC
Kate DeLoach Senior Legislative Aide, District 120, Florida House of Representatives
Eric Dunford Deputy Fire Chief, City of Marathon
Peary Fowler Monroe County Court Judge
George Garrett Deputy City Manager, Planning Director, City City of Marathon
Henry Hamilton Inspector, Monroe County Sheriff’s Office
Anna Hubicki Assistant State Attorney, 16th Circuit Court
Julie Johnson` Owner/Editor, Time Out Magazine
Suanne Lee Supervisor/Purchasing, Contracts -Monroe County School Board
Robert Lockwood Assistant Public Defender, 16th Circuit Court
MeriDe Mercado Administrator, Office of Workers Compensation, BOCC
Lindsay Poetz Executive Board Secretary, United Teachers of Monroe
Cheryl Robertson Executive Aide to the Clerk of the Court & Comptroller
Cheryl Sargent Benefits and Risk Manager, FKAA
Kristina Welburn Monroe Co. Development & Program Manager, Switchboard 211
Mary Williams President, Owner, Island Elevator Company
Lissette Zuelch Detective, Monroe County Sheriff’s Office
Opening Session - October 9, 10 / Leadership, the Economy and Tourism, set in Key West.
First State Bank of the Florida Keys
Alumni Reception Friday evening, Oct 9 -
Session #2 -The Environment - November 6-7-8
Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority
Scenes from LMC Classes