Leadership Lackawanna 30th Anniversary Celebration

Downtown — By on July 5, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Leadership Lackawanna’s 30th Anniversary Celebration was held on Thursday, June 14, 2012 at The University of Scranton’s Patrick and Margaret DeNaples Center. It featured a cocktail reception, “wall of fame collage” and the premiere of a historical video highlighting and honoring Leadership Lackawanna’s 30 years of achievements.

On June 22, 1982, community leaders including Governor and Mrs. William W. Scranton, Austin J. Burke, Jeanne Bovard, H. Leigh Woehling and Monsignor Andrew J. McGowan, had an idea about developing a program for the professional business community and created Leadership Lackawanna. “Leadership Lackawanna provides participants with a behind-the-scenes look at how business, government, economic development and community activism operate in Lackawanna County. Participants develop invaluable contacts, are exposed to significant community service opportunities and access to the region’s top business, education and government decisionmakers,” said Lackawanna County Commissioner, Corey D. O’Brien.

Now, 30 years later, Leadership Lackawanna has graduated over 200 executives, 500 youth members and 850 Core Program members. Each program provides education and professional development skills at different professional levels. Leadership Lackawanna’s seven-month Tomorrow’s Leaders Today program develops the leadership, interpersonal and managerial skills of high school juniors and provides real-world experiences in the areas of philanthropy, non-profit organizations and community service.

Leadership Lackawanna’s Core Program is a 10-month program that fosters the development of community leaders by providing participants with leadership, interpersonal and managerial skills and an enhanced understanding of the issues and topics relevant to the Greater Scranton area through various monthly sessions. The sessions are facilitated by widely recognized specialists from various disciplines and class members participate in group projects that support area non-profits and have an impact on the community.

To learn more, go to www.leadershiplackawanna.com or call (570)342-7711.


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