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  • Leadership Washington County

    The Leadership Washington County Program, presented by the Washington County Chamber of Commerce, is a series of seminars, tours and networking opportunities designed to enhance community awareness and develop emerging leaders in Washington County.

    Participants include executives, professionals, government officials, community organizers and directors of nonprofit organizations, among others.  Participants are typically sponsored and financially supported by their employers. 

    What are the objectives?​​

    • Develop leadership skills to empower participants to be good community stewards, board members and volunteers.
    • Improve participants effectiveness as leaders of the community.
    • Increase awareness in the community of the potential for development and growth within social, civic and professional groups.  
    • Provide an overview of the leadership of Washington County.
    • Inform participants of city and county government.
    • Learn about and understand community resources.
    • Assess sources of economic development and growth.
    • Examine the future potential for Washington County.


    Primary Learning Experiences:

    • Companies and organizations do not accomplish great things, people do.  Be developing your leadership skills, participants will gain the tools necessary to be good leaders and better people while working through an ever changing environment. 


  • Class VIII Opening Day
  • Leadership Washington County Class VIII 2020 Roster:

    Jamie Nelson
    Two Rivers Bank 

    Susan Erickson

    Daniel Buhrman
    Enterprise Publishing Company 

    Becky Tinkham
    Washington County Bank 

    Clover Heneger

    Lisa Kelly
    Blair Blue Cab

    Garth Brown
    Washington County Bank

    Rick Fitchorn
    Great Plains Communications

    Lindsay Shelton
    Memorial Community Hospital & Health System 

    Keala Roy
    Memorial Community Hospital & Health System 

    Ross Campbell


    Aaron Matson Aaron_Matson@Cargill.com

    Angela Rosenbaum arosenbaum@mchhs.org

    Memorial Community Hospital & Health System 

    Jordan Rishel, IOM   jordan@washingtoncountychamberne.com
    Washington County Chamber of Commerce  

    Pamela Quinn   pquinn@leadyourlegacynow.com

  • CLASS VII 2018



  • Leadership Washington County Class VII 2018 Roster:

    Joel Bacon
    Two Rivers Bank - Vice President

    Aaron Barrow
    City of Blair - Police Lieutenant

    Melinda Barthel
    Cargill - Account Supervisor

    Leeanna Ellis
    Enterprise Publishing Company - Managing Editor

    Niki Ferguson
    Gateway Economic Development - Project Manager Coordinator

    Chad Leggott
    Washington County Bank - Commercial Loan Officer

    Aaron Mattson
    Cargill - Chemist Supervisor

    Denise Ray
    Blair Area Chamber of Commerce

    Jeff Roeder
    Black Hills Energy 

    Angela Rosenbaum
    Memorial Community Hospital & Health System - Lead Respiratory Therapist

    Kimberly Ruengert
    Memorial Community Hospital & Health System - Lead Laboratory

    John Sheehan
    NatureWorks - Maintenance Reliability Coordinator

    Matt Tetrick
    Cargill - Engineer Supervisor


    Justin Novak  jnovak@papionrd.org
    Pheasants Forever/Papio NRD

    Jordan Rishel   jordan@blairchamber.org
    Blair Area Chamber of Commerce  

    Pamela Quinn   pquinn@leadyourlegacynow.com

  • CLASS VII 2018 Schedule

    March 1 & 2      Opening Retreat

    March 22           Legislative Day

    April 19              Leadership Skills Day - 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership

    May 17              Legal & Law Day

    June 21             Health & Human Services Day

    July 19               Ag Related Business Day

    August 16          Business and Economic Day

    September 13   Agriculture Day

    October 18        Education Day

    November 15    Graduation Day 

  • Legislative Day in Lincoln

    Tour of Capitol Building 
    Observing the Legislature
    LWC Group visiting with State Senator Lydia Brasch in her office

    Opening Retreat at Pheasant Bonanza

  • LWC Opening Retreat at Pheasant Bonanza