Leadership Marshall County (LMC), a joint program between the Marshall County Community Foundation and the United Way of Marshall County, held a graduation for the participants of Class XXVII on May 11, 2022, at the Marshall County Philanthropy Center.
LMC is a nine-month program that takes place September through May dedicated to cultivating today’s leaders to serve tomorrow’s community by building a solid foundation of informed, action-oriented employees and citizens. LMC cultivates emerging and existing leaders, building skills in participants to be a value-add to their organizations and the community.
Participants gain valuable exposure to Marshall County 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.
The number of LMC participants since the program’s start in 1995 now totals over 400. Participants focused on furthering their leadership skills through self-management, empowering others, and directing teams and communities.
Groups explored current topics and challenges facing Marshall County and offered ideas on how to bring about positive change. Topics included exploring Marshall County, health and human services, board leadership, education, and economic development. Diversity and mental health were integrated through LMC course and group work.
Registration for Leadership Marshall County Class XXVIII is now open. For more information, contact the Marshall County Community Foundation by phone at 574.935.5159 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leadership Marshall County, Class XXVII graduates. Photo courtesy LMC.
Back row, left to right: John Eisemann (Oliver Ford Lincoln), Ted Brown (Plymouth Community Schools), Jason Gross (Southwire), Marianne Peters (Marshall County Solid Waste), Hanna Croy (Culver Community Schools), Ron Cook (Hoosier Racing Tire).
Front row, left to right: Megan Rogers (State Health Insurance), Nataly Rosas (St. Joseph Health System), Jamie Fleury (Pilot News), Trisha Crawford (ITAMCO)
Not Pictured: Timothy Daugherty (Culver Community Schools), Ana Exiga (Plymouth Community Schools), Faith Stull (enFocus)