Leadership Marshall County (LMC), a joint program between the Marshall County Community Foundation and the United Way of Marshall County, held graduation for the eighteen participants of Class XXII on May 10, in the Legion Memorial Building at Culver Academies. The number of LMC participants since the program’s start in 1995 now totals 350. Mrs. Loretta Schmidt, Chief Nursing Officer, Saint Joseph Health System, was the guest speaker for the evening.
Leadership Marshall County is a nine month program that takes place September through May, and is dedicated to cultivating today’s leaders to serve tomorrow’s community by building a solid foundation of informed, action-oriented employees and citizens. Participants gain valuable exposure to community leaders, programs and service initiatives, while engaging in interactive assignments which raise community awareness and action. Involvement in group projects encourages further investigation into long-term community goals, strategies and planning objectives.
Projects presented this year included: 1) Bully Busters, 2) Food Group, 3) Homeless Group.
Mr. Stephen Boyer, LMC Board Member, announced the winner of this year’s class project award. The Food Group-designed a healthy, low budget cookbook, a project undertaken by Troy Heckaman, Daniel Kunde, Bob Land and Andrew Rohde, received top honors and a $500 cash award to support their ongoing efforts with this program.
Registration for the 2017-18 Leadership Marshall County program will be open soon. For more information, contact the Marshall County Community Foundation by phone 574.935.5159 or emailLMCinfo@marshallcountycf.org.
Front Row: Suzanne Umbaugh, Jodi Bowers, Heather Birk, Mary Power, Second Row: Holly Richwalski, Shelli Ringer, Cory McClarnon, Morgan Koops Third Row: Daniel Kunde, Cindy Dammon, Dustin Schafer, Troy Heckaman Forth Row: Denise Duschek, Kathy Talbot, Emily Hutsell and Angela Rupchock-Schafer. Not pictured: Bob Land and Andrew Rohde