Current Class

"You see things; and you say 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say 'Why not?' " -George Bernard Shaw


Leadership La Plata (LLP), the diverse, all-volunteer organization designed to educate and train community leaders from throughout the county, has announced its new class for 2019-2020.

The LLP Selection Committee selects 16-18 candidates from a highly qualified field of dynamic individuals.

New class members are Jennifer Buckner (Conservation Legacy), Will Burgess (ICA), Kevin Burns (Elevation Builders), Jen Colomb (La Plata Electric Association), Michael French (Mountain Studies Institute), Erin Hyder (Mountain Capital Partners), Justin Meek, Charles Minkler, Stephanie Orris (Worldpay), Johnnie Schmidbauer (Durango School District 9-R),  Josh Schmidt (Upper Pine Fire Department), Erin Skyles (Animas High School), Suzanne Serianni (Three Springs), Nora Stafford (Retired), Laura Warner (San Juan Basin Health Department), Heidi Zink (Southwest Midwives).

Now in its 31st year, LLP provides leadership skills training and broad-based education covering all facets of the community. More than 400 LLP graduates are currently engaged in community leadership roles, from business and local government to non-profit agencies.



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