2019 Graduation

Leadership Dawson County Honors 22 Adult and 8 Youth Graduates

May 14, 2019

 

Lexington – On May 1, 2019, Dawson Area Development’s Leadership Dawson County program hosted a commencement ceremony in Lexington to honor 22 adults and 8 youth for their successful completion of the program’s coursework and other requirements.

This is the sixteenth year for the adult Leadership Dawson County program and the first for the youth. 

Leadership Dawson County is designed to assist participants in developing leadership skills and in expanding their awareness of the social, economic, and political challenges facing the Dawson County area. Dawson Area Development believes that each participant has the potential to become a leader and valuable decision-maker in the future.  The program includes nine full-day sessions held between September and May in various locations across Dawson County and Lincoln for State Government Day.  Topic areas include agriculture, education, health and human services, art, culture and recreation, local government and law enforcement and state government.

By completing the program, informed leaders can better understand issues, define problems and develop solutions to serve their communities.  Graduates of Leadership Dawson County are encouraged to seek positions of higher responsibility, whether in their business or at the local, regional or state level.

The Leadership Dawson County adult class members who graduated this week are:

Jamion Aden, Cozad Community Hospital
Brooke Barber, Cozad Community Hospital
Kristen Bennett, Cozad Community Hospital
Zach Blessin, Homestead Bank
Deb Egenberger, Gothenburg Community Development Office
Lindsay Erickson, Security First Bank
Scott Foster, KRVN
Chelsea Gengenbach, Dawson Public Power District
Sandy Jobman, First State Bank
Andrew Knust, Gothenburg Health
Kathy Lemmer, Cozad Community Health
Elissa Martin, Mary Kay
Sarah Neben, Lexington Area Chamber of Commerce
Stephanie Novoa, Dawson Area Development
Laura Rody, Cozad Development Corporation & Scroggin Farms
Teresa Schneider, Gothenburg Public Schools
Millard Schryer, Nebraska Plastics
Ty Schurr, Gothenburg State Bank
Jennifer Shubert, Great Western Bank
Brooke Stevens, First State Bank
Colten Venteicher, Bacon & Vinton
Garrett Vetter, Gothenburg Health

 
The Leadership Dawson County youth class members who graduated this week are:

Cozad High School participants:
Bryaunna Everett, sponsored by: Security First Bank
Meghan Phaby, sponsored by: Cozad Development Corporation

Gothenburg High School participant:
Savannah Peterson, sponsored by: Gothenburg State Bank

Lexington High School participants:
Maritza Calmo-Martin, sponsored by: First United Methodist Church
Cameron Gibbons, sponsored by: Great Western Bank
Austyn Stewart, sponsored by: Lexington Area Chamber of Commerce’s Business Education Committee
Celia Wightman, sponsored by: Lexington’s Council for Economic Development
Eli Young, sponsored by: Lexington Regional  Health Center

 
Applications for Leadership Dawson County’s next adult and youth classes may be submitted until June 15, 2019. Any adult working or living in the Dawson County Area (all of Dawson County, Elwood and Eustis) or student from that same area going into their junior year are encouraged to apply.
 
For more information, please visit www.leadershipdawsoncounty.org or contact Andrea McClintic at (308) 217-0004.

Leadership Dawson County announces adult and inaugural youth classes

Dawson County – Members of the Adult Leadership Dawson County Class #16 and the inaugural class of Youth Leadership Dawson County have been announced.

The Leadership Dawson County program is a personal development program designed to motivate participants to develop and enhance the quality of their leadership ability in addressing pertinent community needs. The adult and youth class will each be required to select, organize and participate in a community service project to graduate.

Participants soon will begin their leadership training by attending monthly education sessions. Topics of the day sessions include: Education, Health and Human Services, Art, Culture and Recreation, Business, Industry and Media and State Government Day to be held in Lincoln.

Adult members who have committed to the Leadership Dawson County program are:

Jamion Aden, Cozad Community Hospital
Brooke Barber, Cozad Community Hospital
Kristen Bennett, Cozad Community Hospital
Zach Blessin, Homestead Bank
Deb Egenberger, Gothenburg Community Development Office
Lindsay Erickson, Security First Bank
Scott Foster, KRVN
Chelsea Gengenbach, Dawson Public Power District
Gladys Godinez, Center for Rural Affairs
Sandy Jobman, First State Bank
Andrew Knust, Gothenburg Health
Kathy Lemmer, Cozad Community Health
Elissa Martin, Mary Kay
Sarah Neben, Lexington Area Chamber of Commerce
Stephanie Novoa, Dawson Area Development
Laura Rody, Cozad Development Corp & Scroggin Farms
Teresa Schneider, Gothenburg Public Schools
Millard Schryer, Nebraska Plastics
Ty Schurr, Gothenburg State Bank
Jennifer Shubert, Great Western Bank
Brooke Stevens, First State Bank
Karen Thompson, Lexington Public Library
Colten Venteicher, Bacon & Vinton, L.L.C.
Garrett Vetter, Gothenburg Health

Students of Youth Leadership Dawson County Class #1 and their sponsors are:
Cozad High School students selected:
Bryaunna Everett, Security First Bank
Meghan Phaby, Cozad Development Corporation

Gothenburg High School students selected:
Weston Jinks, 1st State Bank
Savannah Peterson, Gothenburg State Bank
Bryce Ryker, Gothenburg Improvement Company

Lexington High School students selected:
Maritza Calmo-Martin, First United Methodist Church
Cameron Gibbons, Great Western Bank
Austyn Stewart, Lexington Chamber of Commerce Business Education Committee
Celia Wightman, Lexington Community Economic Development
Eli Young, Lexington Regional Health Center