Leadership Long Beach to Introduce 25th “Silver” Class August 26

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The 25th “Silver” Class of the Leadership Long Beach Institute program will be introduced to the community during a welcome reception on Monday, August 26 from 5:30-7 p.m. at Rancho Los Alamitos, 6400 Bixby Hill Road, near CSULB at Atherton and Palo Verde. The 33 class members will mark the largest class of the program in the past five years. Local government officials, community and business leaders and the vast network of Leadership Long Beach (LLB) alumni will be on hand to meet, greet and celebrate the continuation of the future and the legacy of this principled leadership program that continues to contribute to the betterment of Long Beach.

The Class of 2014 will be the 25th Institute class of Leadership Long Beach and will add principled leaders to the community through the interactive, experiental training and education provided in the year-long program. Leadership Long Beach is a civic engagement 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 to present our 25th ‘Silver’ Institute Class to the community,” remarks LLB Board President Rolando Cruz. “This group represents one of our largest classes which demonstrates the awareness of our programs in fostering principled leaders and the desire of individuals to contribute in meaningfully ways to the community.”

Throughout the 10-month program, class members, representing diverse segments of the community, attend monthly day-long classes learning about various aspects of the Long Beach community and focusing on leadership principles and values. Each class concludes their year by completing service projects which demonstrate their understanding of community issues which will benefit the Long Beach community. Since its inception, LLB classes have completed over 110 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 Institute Class of 2014: 25th “Silver” Class

Josh Butler, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles
Natalie Chan, City of Long Beach
Pasin Chanou, Cambodia Town, Inc.
Hallie Jane Culpepper, Organize 2 Design
Jessica Darin, CSU Chancellor’s Office
Sean Devereaux, Aquarium of the Pacific
Amy Eriksen, Peppered Up Foods
Teresa Gomez, City of Long Beach, Human Dignity Program
Eric Gray, ITO Solutions
Moy Hernandez, Salvation Army
Christine Houston, Port of Long Beach
Pedro Jimenez, Westerly School
Ashley Lynn Jones, Northrop Grumman
Evan Kelly, EPK Vision
Michelle Kiss, CSU Chancellor’s Office
Jaclyn Klein, The Boeing Company
Brad Laskowski, Memorial Care Health Services
Kevin Lee, Long Beach Transit
Alexis Lewis, Colonial Life Insurance
Michael D. Lewis, The Boeing Company
Maria Magallanes, CDR Financial Services
Mark Magdaleno, City of Long Beach, Office of Councilwoman Suja Lowenthal, 2nd District
Jason Mather, King’s Church
Gonzalo Medina, Long Beach Fire Department
Erik Miller, Operation Jump Start
Christopher Morgan, Long Beach Police Department
Jerry Mosley, Long Beach Fire Department
Miles Nevin, CSU, California State Student Association
Melody Ngaue-Tuuholoaki, City of Long Beach, Office of Councilman Al Austin, 8th District
Precious Querubin, Providence Hospital – Little Company of Mary
Brina Marie Romero-Montano, Red Eye Media
Trinka Roswell, Junior League of Long Beach
Nancy Wise, Memorial Occupational Medical Services

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 BoardMatch – 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 <http://www.rancholosalamitos.org> .

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