The Lake Houston Area Chamber of Commerce Leadership Lake Houston program began its fifth year in September, with a new class of 23 emerging and existing community leaders.

The 2014-2015 Leadership Lake Houston class traveled to YMCA Camp Cullen for a Kick-Off Retreat that included leadership training, team building and ropes courses.

 

Program participants include Jackie Barrett, Elisha Buster, Jim Carranza, Page Cherry, Dianne Crosley, Nikole Davis, Nici Esch, Angela Haydel, Trey Hill, Aaron Javener, Jennifer Jozwiak, Sandy LaClave, Shanna Lopez, Pam McNair, Marley Morris, Michael Prats, Carolina Redmond, Kelly Ryan, Nalini Shivraj, Geralyn Sullivan, Cody Sundbeck, Kelsie Thaler and Terry Vaughn.

 

The purpose of Leadership Lake Houston is to prepare, tool and enable participants to make an impact on the growth and vitality of the community. To accomplish this, the class will attend day sessions, once a month for eight months, to learn the current status and needs of various aspects of the community. Participants receive training for successfully serving on committees and boards. The session topics include Quality of Life and Area History, Business and Economic Development, Government, Justice and Public Safety, Education, Healthcare and Social Services.

 

Leadership Lake Houston Area also provides participants an opportunity to develop lasting relationships with Lake Houston leaders and their fellow classmates. In addition to identifying the needs of the community, the class will be motivated to take action. The program will culminate in May 2015 with a graduation ceremony where the class will then be charged to put their leadership skills to work by getting involved, eventually assuming leadership roles within the community. 

 

Leadership Lake Houston is accepts applications each spring. Contact Jenna Armstrong at (281) 446-2128 for information.

 

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About the Lake Houston Area Chamber of Commerce: The Lake Houston Area Chamber of Commerce is a 501(c)(6) non-profit organization of professional business men and women who have joined together for the purpose of promoting the civic and commercial progress of the Lake Houston Area. The Chamber is the organized voice for the quality of life and business related issues at the local, state and federal level of government and is the front door to our community for tourism and business relocation information. The Lake Houston Area Chamber is comprised of 1,100 members and serves Atascocita, Humble, Kingwood, Summer Creek and portions of East Montgomery County.