Graduation for the 30 participants in the 2019-2020 Flint Hills Regional Leadership class occurred Friday night at the C.L. Hoover Opera House in Junction City.
According to program alumnus and board chair for the organization, Susan Adams, during a reception, dinner and program for the newest program participants, Judge Tommy Webb provided the keynote and challenge. Webb is a Korean War orphan, graduate of the Junction City school system, Marine and Magistrate, and now a motivational speaker.
Adams stated the regions premier ledadership training program is designed to train and more-fully engage leaders in the area that includes Fort Riley, Geary, Riley and Pottawatomie Counties. She also introduced the latest additions to the board. Members of the current class elected by their peers to serve as directors included Brandon French, Herington and Constance Cooke, Manhattan.
The event was underwritten by Corvias and Bruce McMillan A / A Architects PA and alumnus.
Class members who are members of the 2019-2020 class include:
Brenda Bailey, Tony Ballard, Stephen Bridenstine, Melissa Brisbin, Kymberly Burnett, Eric Carter, Constance Cooke, Gayle Donaldson, Mitch Foley, Brandon French, Mark Grimsley, Jason Hudson, Kirk Hutchinson, Trent Jones, Kyle Kirchener, John Lawrence, Dennis Marstall, Aaron McCracken, Jennifer McDonald, Lindsay Miller, Janice Nikkel, Mark "Obe" Oberhelman, Valerie Ramage, Billy Rose, Rich Sell, Ashley Stout, Emmily Trolinger, Dana Wiegand, Kelsey Wilson and William Wilson.