Leadership Long Beach to Host Community Welcome Reception for Class of 2013

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The Leadership Long Beach Institute Class of 2013 will be welcomed by Leadership Long Beach (LLB) alumni, local government officials and members of the community at a reception on Monday, August 27 from 5:30-7 p.m. at Rancho Los Alamitos, 6400 Bixby Hill Road, near CSULB at Atherton and Palo Verde.

The Class of 2013 will be the 24th Institute class of Leadership Long Beach and will continue to add principled leaders to the community through the training and education provided in the yearlong program. Leadership Long Beach is a community leadership program designed to develop demonstrated community leaders by increasing their knowledge of the Long Beach community and creating networks of individuals who can help each other solve community challenges.

“We are very excited about this year’s class,” says new Leadership Long Beach Board President Jim Kruger. “The group once again represents emerging leaders from every corner and every sector of our community. They will join our 1000+ alumni from the past 23 years who continue to work together to make Long Beach the best it can be.”

Throughout the 10-month program, class members, representing diverse segments of the community, attend monthly daylong classes learning about various aspects of the Long Beach community and focusing on leadership principles and values. Each class concludes their year by completing class projects, which demonstrate their understanding of community issues, which will benefit the Long Beach community. Since its inception, LLB classes have completed over 105 community service projects, many of them continuing and enhancing community development since their class activity. Additionally in 2011, LLB acknowledged the graduation of its 1000th participant from their three principled leadership programs.

Leadership Long Beach Class of 2013:

Jim Arvizu, Long Beach Fire Department
Jennifer Blackwell-Trotter, LA Community Development Foundation
Byron Bolton, CDR Financial Services, LLC
Carmen Brooks, City of Glendale
Tyae Burford, Long Beach Police Department
Rick Cameron, Port of Long Beach
Bill Cruikshank, Meals on Wheels
Laura Doyle, Long Beach Airport
Jesus Hernandez, Community Hospital of Long Beach/MemorialCare
Ana Jimenez, Westerly School
Cheryl Leader, INDIvision2000
Gabriela Martinez, Museum of Latin American Art
Uduak Ntuk, City of Long Beach, Long Beach Gas & Oil Department
Josh Owen, Ability Tri-Modal Transportation Services
Ryan Rayburn, Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investments
Paul Rodriguez, Long Beach Fire Department
Ellen Ryan, Long Beach Unified School District
Darrell Simien, Habitat for Humanity for Greater Los Angeles
Anna Topolewski, PATH Ventures
Stella Ursua, Green Education, Inc.
Carolyn Wysinger, Delta Gamma Psi
Karl Zittel, Long Beach Airport

For more information about the Alumni/Community Welcome Reception, contact Oscar Cosby at 562-997-9194 or o.cosby@leadershiplb.org.

About Leadership Long Beach:

Leadership Long Beach was founded in 1989 by some of our community’s most influential and visionary stakeholders. These founders envisioned the formation of a civic improvement program that would serve the community by educating and motivating leaders on issues important to the future and sustainability of our city. The leaders produced by the Leadership Long Beach program have shared experiences, associations and values that enable them to set imaginative, yet realistic goals, and achieve them through coordinated and effective strategies. Leadership Long Beach has three principled leadership programs – Leadership Long Beach, Youth Leadership Long Beach and Executive Quick Start – as well as offers continual leadership and networking opportunities throughout the year.

About Rancho Los Alamitos:
Rancho Los Alamitos is owned by the City of Long Beach and operated by Rancho Los Alamitos Foundation as a public/private cooperative venture under the auspices of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine. For information about the site, tours, or special events and programs, please go to www.rancholosalamitos.org.

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