MARQUETTE - The Lake Superior Leadership Academy (LSLA) is pleased to announce the graduation of this year’s Academy class. The graduation ceremony took place on May 11 at the Landmark Inn. LSLA is a project of the Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP), is a community leadership and professional development program geared toward educating emerging and potential leaders about the inner workings of Marquette County, while developing business networks and leadership skills.
During the nine-month session, class participants devote at least one day per month touring sites, learning from community leaders and discussing options about Marquette County’s future. They gain access to local officials, tour businesses who are expanding in Marquette County, witness a sentencing at the County courthouse, tour the jail, talk with teachers and school administrators concerning the challenges of education and learn about leadership attributes and team building with Northern Michigan University’s Student Leader Fellowship Program. Not only do the class participants gain in-depth knowledge of our community, they also expand their network of professional contacts.
With over 300 graduates, the LSLA is making an impact on Marquette County. Graduates have moved into leadership positions in various community organizations, school boards, local government and event committees throughout Marquette County. We congratulate this year’s class and sponsors.
The Lake Superior Leadership Academy is now accepting applications through August for the 2017-18 class, which will begin in September of 2017 and run until May of 2018. Potential participants can receive applications for the class by calling 226-6591, visiting www.marquette.org or by stopping in the LSCP office, located at 501 South Front Street, Marquette.
Eric Anderson, County of Marquette, Rene Cope, Marquette-Alger RESA, Jessica Cruz, Northern Michigan University, Gradon Haehnel, Upper Peninsula Power Company, Andrea Ingmire, Peter White Public Library, Janey Joffee, Upper Peninsula Health Plan, Amy Kuivanen, Lake Superior Community Partnership, Katrina Mattila, VAST, Sally Huddle, Eagle Mine, Monica Nordeen, Marquette-Alger RESA, Jim Pearson, Potlatch Corp., John Schultz, Marquette Board of Light & Power, Logan Stauber, Bloch Brian M PLLC Attorneys & Counselors, Karen Thompson, GLCYD, April Valela, Bell Physician Practices, Inc., Tanner Wagner, VAST, Megan Wales, Upper Peninsula Health Plan and Leslie Warren, Northern Michigan University
For more information contact the Lake Superior Community Partnership at 906-226-6591.
The Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP) is the region’s leading resource for economic development, providing a wide variety of affordable and effective development services. The LSCP helps our partners make the connections that matter – between businesses, organizations, leaders and legislators, and provides a powerful legislative voice