Leadership Coshocton County Class of 2023 announced

| August 25, 2022

Leadership Coshocton County held its welcome reception on Aug. 23, at Clary Gardens and treated to desserts by Schumaker Farms. Members of the Leadership Coshocton County Class of 2023 were joined by family, supporters, leadership alumni, and members of the leadership advisory board for the official welcome and kick-off to the program year.

The 32nd class of Leadership Coshocton County was welcomed by Executive Director Betsy Gosnell, thanking alumni and supporters of the program for their continued involvement. Clary Gardens Director, and LCC Class of 2016 Alumna Jandi Adams welcomed the class to Clary Gardens; followed by a welcome from Bob Pell (LCC 1997), Coshocton Foundation Executive Director; and Kaycee Newell (LCC 2010), Leadership Advisory Board Chair. Also addressing the group was Bri Celeschi, (LCC 2021) who gave program information to prepare the cohort for the year ahead.

Members of the Leadership Coshocton County Class of 2022 include Matthew Armstrong, Jones Metal Products; Evan Fischer, People’s Bank; Nathan Gibson, Gibson Interior Painting; Erin Gotwals, Strawberry Hill Farm; Karri Millward Harstine, River View Local School District; Tammy Hicks, Village of West Lafayette; Alonna Hoffman, OSU Extension, Coshocton County; Jackie Householder, Echoing Hills Residential Center; Cory Humphreys, McWane Ductile OH; Kevin Lyngaas, retiree; Cassie Spain, ASPIRE/Licking County, COTC-Coshocton; and Angie Williamson, City of Coshocton.

The program year will begin with the opening retreat, Sunday and Monday, Sept. 11-12, at Salt Fork Lodge and Conference Center, facilitated by Emily Adams and Jenny Strickler, of the Ohio State University Extension, Coshocton County; and, Erin George and Dr. Vicki Maple, Revive with Vicki.

Leadership Coshocton County is a program of the Coshocton Foundation and receives funds from the Willard S. and Helen F. Breon Discretionary Fund; the McWane Ductile Community Grant; the Schooler Family Fund and individual contributions. This nine-month leadership development program meets monthly with sessions designed to build upon the lessons introduced at the opening retreat by learning about and visiting historical sites, businesses, government, non-profit and social service agencies in Coshocton County. In addition, members gain leadership skills through a nationally recognized online leadership curriculum, Positive Leadership.   Chapter readings covering leadership capacities enhance the experiential learning of the monthly program days, allowing each member to further their leadership growth. Each class is tasked with developing, and seeing through to completion, a community project which addresses an unmet need in the community. Examples of past projects include renovation of the pantry at the Salvation Army; fundraiser for bullet proof vests for the sheriff’s office and completion of a memory garden at Lake Park.

The program year ends in May with a closing session and graduation in which participants will revisit the capacities learned through Positive Leadership.

Deadline to apply for the class of 2024 is June 1. For information, contact Betsy Gosnell, executive director, at [email protected].

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