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社区的发展是由该社区的领导人决定的. 领导者倾听和体验人民的需求, 在做重要决定时是否有远见, 在可能的情况下,为了所有人的利益而合作. 领导者关注并直接针对需求采取行动, 他们了解过去,评估现在,以产生良好的未来结果. Good Leaders are paramount to the betterment of life and services provided in the community.

The vision of this program is to enhance the skills of current leaders or develop future leaders in our community that will utilize their talents and passions to make a positive impact in the Manistee area.  当前和未来的领导者将获得优势的知识, trends, and issues within Manistee County with the goal of participants identifying and getting involved in ways of affecting change.

这是一个为期9个月的项目,参与者将探索和运用关键技能, meet current community leaders, 并展示我们当地社区的许多重要领域.  未来的领导者将获得优势方面的知识, trends, and issues within Manistee County with the goal of the participants becoming leaders in identifying ways of affecting change.  

At the end of the program, the leadership cohort will create and fulfill a “Big Day of Serving” community service project.  This project enables the leaders to put their skills to the test and work through a service project.  The comradery will build positive lessons and relationships that will hopefully benefit the community in the future. 

  • 了解马尼斯蒂县的优势、挑战和机遇.  想办法把你的技能和激情运用到更大的社区改善中去.
  • 通过与现任领导人会面,获得更大的人脉和资源.  从他们的智慧、经验和远见中学习.
  • Expand your personal development either enhance current skills or gain new to become prepared for community leadership roles.
  • Collaborate with other local professionals throughout the program and build long-lasting relationships.
  • 成为未来的社区领袖,能够预见变化并果断行动
  • Apply knowledge gained immediately to maximize contributions at current employers and organizations.

2023/2024 Leadership Cohort

Participants:

Rebecca Danison - Centra Wellness
Zach Reau - Edward Jones
Abbie Hubbard - Filer Credit Union
Katie Mehl - Manistee County Planning Department
Jeffery Kamaloski - 马尼斯蒂中学区
Holly Eckard - Martin Marietta Magnesia Specialties, LLC
Alexander Nurmikko - Martin Marietta Magnesia Specialties, LLC
Arnold Malstrom - Myotek
James Wygmans - Myotek
Tina Holden - Networks Northwest/Michigan Works! Manistee
Heather Luttrell - Networks Northwest/Michigan Works! Manistee
西巴迪亚·琼斯-美国包装公司
Lacy Crummey - weexford - missaukee - manistee Great Start Collaborative

2022/2023 Leadership Cohort

The 2022/2023 Leadership Cohort has selected water safety as its theme for this year’s community project. For the 2023 Big Day of Serving, the leadership group will be building and installing Life Vest Loaner Stations at various waterfront locations around Manistee County. These life vest loaner stations will be permanent structures containing varying sizes of life vests from infant to adult. The stations will work based on the honor system - borrow a life vest and return it when done. The goal of the project is to help educate the community on water safety while helping to make water recreation safe and accessible for all.

Participants:
Kyle Gurzynski - Filer Credit Union
Debra Bowman - Munson Healthcare Manistee医院
瑞秋·亨德森-西海岸社区学院
Mike Szokola - manstee县规划部
Jill Witkowski - manstee中级学区
Heather Taylor - Manistee Township
Payton Tyndall - Ludington Beverage
肯德拉杜拉-马尼斯蒂自然保护区

2021/2022 Leadership Cohort

今年的班级选择通过小修小建来回馈社会, clean-up, 和户外建筑维修作为他们的社区服务项目或“大服务日”."

Participants:
Cindy Vasquez - Peterson McGregor保险公司
Kyle Ray - Networks Northwest
Alex Henderson - Mika Meyers
Lucas Richardson - Spicer Group
丽贝卡·阿米顿-马尼斯蒂民主党
丹尼尔·格罗斯-美国包装公司
Devin Wegner - Manistee中级学区
迈克尔·卡罗尔-美国包装公司
安珀·库珀-西海岸社区学院
Eva DeLaGarza - Munson Healthcare Manistee医院
Kari Koscinski - Filer Credit Union
莎拉·赫伯格-历史时尚剧院

Thank you to everyone involved in the 2022 Big Day of Serving - it wouldn't be possible without you! 特别感谢2022年大服务日赞助商!

 

2020/2021 Leadership Cohort

This year's class chose to focus on "Recycle Right" as their community service project or "Big Day of Serving." 

Participants: Brian Mckie, Josh Arnett, Heather Hansen-Foggo, Kali Owens, Kristina Bajtka, and Courtney Gorch worked together to bring awareness of the recycling practices and options within Manistee County. 

Thank you to everyone involved in the 2021 Big Day of Serving - it wouldn't be possible without you! 特别感谢2021年服务赞助商,支持者的大日子,并祝贺

Leadership Program Sponsors

Lunch Sponsor Recognition

Testimonials

“Joining this past year’s Leadership Program has helped me form additional professional and personal contacts. We had a quaint group, 6 in total which helped us all get to know each other on a more intimate level that will carry on for years to come. Get out there and experience what our county has to offer and find out what wonderful opportunities await you. 走出你的舒适区,发现这个项目能为你做些什么!” 

~Kali Owens, City of Manistee

The Leadership Program has allowed me to grow professionally while learning about and exploring the community that I live in. It is an eye-opening experience that has made me more aware of the challenges that our community faces and the fact that there is plenty of opportunity to impact the community in a meaningful way. This program has opened the door for the possibility of opportunities that I had never known about before.”

~Heather Hansen-Foggo, West Shore Community College

"The Manistee Chamber Leadership program was an amazing opportunity to meet and connect with numerous people in the community, 同时在整个过程中认识了11位很棒的人."

——凯尔·雷,西北网络公司/密歇根工程公司! Manistee

“作为2022年领导力项目的一部分,这是一次很棒的经历. 我学到了很多关于马尼斯蒂的知识,还有那些让马尼斯蒂成为今天这个样子的人. I recommend the Leadership Program to anyone living in Manistee whether you've lived here your whole life or just moved here, 关于这个伟大的地方,真的有很多值得学习的地方! 我也很享受作为一个团队,让“服务大日子”成为现实!"

——Kari Koscinski, Filer Credit Union

"The Leadership Program has helped me to grow professionally while networking with professionals around Manistee County. It allowed me to step outside my comfort zone and explore and learn about the community I live in. It was a very eye-opening experience that made me aware of the challenges our community faces. This program helps to make Manistee County a better place for all by teaching people how to give back to the community in a meaningful way."

——安珀·库珀,西海岸社区学院

“To anyone who has the initiative and desire to become a leader in our community; The program is a great opportunity to work with other leaders whom you may have never met, 看看你能为这个地区做些什么好事,看看已经发生了什么好事.” 

——Lucas Richardson, Spicer Group, Inc.

“作为领导小组的一员,我真的很享受我的时光. 我可以去一些我从未去过的地方. 特别是阿卡迪亚沼泽和提比大坝."

- Cindy Vasquez, Peterson McGregor保险公司

 

通过领导力项目,我不仅对马尼斯蒂县有了更多的了解, but I also got to be a part of an impactful project that will positively benefit the lives and safety of the residents and visitors of Manistee County for a long time with the installation of seven life jacket loaner stations through our class's big day of serving project.  It's powerful when people from all walks of life and all areas of commerce come together with a common goal.  I never would have been able to make such a huge and lasting difference in my community by myself, 我们所有人齐心协力才有所作为.

——rachel Henderson,西海岸社区学院

If you or your company has an interest in being a part of the next class and you have additional questions please contact Carmen

via email at Carmen@ManisteeChamber.com or by phone at 231-723-2575.