Leadership La Plata is a program of the Durango Chamber of Commerce, and operates at the pleasure of its board of directors.
The “business” of LLP is overseen by the Steering Committee, a body averaging 15 members representative of a variety of classes. This is a working board, with each member overseeing the various aspects of the LLP program throughout the year. Steering is responsible for LLP’s fiscal health and fundraising, as well as policy development and enforcement.
Currently Tara Kiene serves as the steering chair, Eric Eicher as treasurer and Melisa Caskey is the secretary. The remaining members of the 2012-2013 Steering Committee are Steve Barkley, Ron Borrego, Mary Harvan, Danielle Kirkpatrick, Janet Mosher, Steve Pease, Mary Jo Rakowski, Raequel Rhodes-Repath, Alicia Romero. Jack Llewellyn and Rita Simon represent the Chamber of Commerce.
The Curriculum Committee is co-chaired by Janet Mosher and Erin Youngblood, and includes committee members John Anderson, Indiana Reed, Jim Ottman, Darrin Parmenter, Wendy Haugan, Karen Thompson, Lori Schell and Dave Schranck.
LLP classes are facilitated each year by members of the previous year’s class. To ensure consistency, help in coordination and offer ideas, the Curriculum Committee works with the facilitators. A system of planning, progress and report meetings keeps everyone on track.
A member of the Curriculum Committee attends each session to monitor participation and the effectiveness of the class. Evaluations are done on each class and logged for use by future facilitators.
The LLP Selection Committee – comprises of Steve Barkley, Ernie Lau, Steve List, Cissy Anderson, Buck Skillen, Nancy Wharton – selected 14 candidates from a highly qualified field of dynamic individuals.
Additional committees taking on the various responsibilities of keeping this all-volunteer organization operating are Recruitment, Selection, the Barbara Conrad Award, Alumni and LLP 2.0.
Interested in serving on an LLP committee? Email email@example.com and please provide your name, class year, contact information and the committee on which you’d like to participate.
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