Group graduates leadership class
Southern Leavenworth County Leadership Devel-opment graduated its class of 2006-07 at a luncheon on May 23 in the Community National Bank basement in Basehor.
Twelve members of the class completed the course and received plaques. One person received a Certificate of Participation and will be eligible to complete the course next year.
The program has graduated 253 people since its inception in 1990. Students participating in the program are from Basehor, Linwood, Tonganoxie and Lansing.
Bill New, chairman of the board of First State Bank and Trust, was the guest speaker. Christy Angell, Chad Esslinger and Kezia Huseman gave responses from the graduating class. Special guests from the class of 1995-96 were Janet Angell, Chris Garcia and Steve Gumm.
The board of directors of SLCLD will review this year's program and begin planning for next year's class on June 7. The program is an eight-month course meeting once a month and includes leadership, county government, economic development, communication, education, city government, a trip to Topeka and concludes with a presentation by the class.
Also graduating with Angell, Esslinger and Huseman were Blake Waters, Alicia R. Mein, Shana Blansit, Yvonne Rosenthal, Robert Van Cleave, Marilyn Anderson, Mike Fonkert, Kelly Leonard and Shawn Linenberger. Melanie Morris received a Certificate of Participation.