May 16, 2018
(Alexandria, MN) -- The Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated the graduation of 25 community leaders from its Leadership Alexandria Program on May 8th.
The intensive nine-month program has been helping community leaders develop leadership skills and learn more about the community that they live and work in for 26 years, with more than 600 people going through the program to date.
The program kicks off each October with a two-day retreat, where participants learn more about their personality style, about working with different personality styles and about other key leadership traits. The class then comes together one full day each month from November to May to learn about the area’s history, the local business community, local government and more. The class also visits the State Capitol and takes a behind-the-scenes tour of the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport. This year’s class also toured Target Field.
If you are interested in participating in the next Leadership Alexandria class, contact the Alexandria Chamber at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 320-763-3161.
2018 Leadership Alexandria graduates include (back row, left to right): Abby Strom, Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission; Stephanie Hadler, Douglas County; Nichole Shell, BlackRidgeBANK; Jeff Karrow, Alexandria Fire Department; Matthew Jossart, Bremer Bank; Pamela Langseth, Glenwood State Bank; Steven Suchy, Hilltop Lumber & Rental Center; Patrick Veraguth, Douglas County; Kyle Goraczkowski, Alexandria Industries; (middle row) Jess Ptacek, Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce; Emily Bush, Knute Nelson; Bobbi Jo Sellnow, 3M Abrasive Systems Division Plant; Tracy Rounds, Douglas County Hospital; Jenna Nelson, Alex Vision Source; Tyler Byron, Bremer Bank; Tina Lake, City of Alexandria; Shawn Kupcho, Widseth Smith Nolting & Assoc., Inc.; (front row) Sarah Reif, Alexandria Public Schools; Erin McCoy, Douglas County Hospital; Susan Brown, Bremer Bank; Missy Doebber-Brever, Alexandria Technical & Community College; Mandi VanOverbeke, Alexandria Technical & Community College; Katie Jo Swaggert, Manpower, Inc.; Melissa Amundson, KXRA, KX92, Z99 & VoiceOfAlexandria.com; Katie Strickler, Horizon Public Health.
Published by Voice of Alexandria