THE GRADUATES: Front row from left - Charity Gee, Great Lakes Energy; Nicole Skrocki, The Insurance Shop; Barb Brooks, City of Boyne City,; Heather Jackson, City of East Jordan; Molly Hauxwell-Currier, Petoskey News-Review; Liane Hagerman, Health Dept. of NW Michigan; Ashley Sonnevil, Munson Healthcare-Charlevoix Hospital; Alissa Post, Castle Farms; Carrie Titus, 4Front Credit Union; Jennifer McAndrew, Boyne Co-op True Value. Back row: Jeffrey Minkwic, Boyne Mountain; Kimberly Altobello-MacNaughton, Ralph Gillett CPA; Devin Butterbrodt, Classic Instruments; Lisa Meyer, Charlevoix Public Schools; Randall Sutton, Boyne Mountain; Kristen Austin, Re/Max Resort Properties; Clifton Porter, Cannonball LLC; John Wayne Cool, Charlevoix State Bank. Missing was Hannah Sanderson of Northern Lakes Economic Alliance.
Leadership Charlevoix County completed its fifth year Wednesday with a graduation ceremony at Boyne Mountain Resort, which sponsored the event. The graduates were encouraged by keynote speaker Dr. John Jeffries, a well-known retired local educator, to continue building their leadership skills throughout their lives.
"This year's class is a fantastic group of people," said program coordinator Kendall Hayes. "They are smart, driven, enthusiastic and ready to take on leadership roles throughout Charlevoix County. I can't wait to see the things they accomplish in our community."
There are now a total of 73 graduates of the leadership program, which was started by the Boyne City, East Jordan and Charlevoix Chambers of Commerce with funding assistance from the Charlevoix County Community Foundation.
> APPLICATIONS are now being accepted for the 2016-17 program, which begins with an orientation in August and an overnight retreat on Beaver Island in September. More information may be found at www.leadershipcharlevoixcounty.com or by calling the Boyne Area Chamber at 231-582-6222.