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Building a Truly Authentic City

Building a Truly Authentic City

  Guest post from Essential Class of 2016 participant Kelly Nichols, reflecting on the October 2015 class day on Greater Austin’s demographics and growth. Kelly is a Principal at Woollard Nichols & Associates.   “I was drawn to Austin in the late 70’s because there was no…

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The First Days: Essential Alumni reflect on their retreat experiences

The First Days: Essential Alumni reflect on their retreat experiences

Every fall new recruits to the Essential program begin their Leadership Austin experience among strangers who will soon become confidantes. It all starts at the opening retreat. To many attendees, this 2-day getaway is a life-changing and path-altering opportunity. They call it eye opening and…

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Alumni Holiday Party

Alumni Holiday Party

Celebrate the Holidays with Leadership Austin As a Leadership Austin alumnus, you are cordially invited to attend our Annual Holiday Party! Join us Wednesday, December 2 to reconnect with old friends and make new ones! Who: All Essential, Emerge and Affiliate alumni What: Annual Alumni Holiday Party Where: Shoal…

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Introducing the Essential Class of 2016

Introducing the Essential Class of 2016

We are very pleased to announce the participants of the Leadership Austin Essential Class of 2016! Congratulations to the 60 individuals below selected for their community involvement, service, and diversity. During the year, the Essential class will meet monthly in various locations around Austin to…

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Impact Profile: Suki Steinhauser

Impact Profile: Suki Steinhauser

By: Elizabeth McGuire Suki Steinhauser’s business card should probably read Servant Leader instead of CEO. From her first job as a Peace Corps volunteer to her current role with Communities in Schools of Central Texas, Suki has made a career out of giving back to…

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Community Trustee Award: Former Mayor Lee Leffingwell

Community Trustee Award: Former Mayor Lee Leffingwell

By Elizabeth McGuire Former Mayor Lee Leffingwell is the rare breed of native Austinite who doesn’t pine for the good old days. Instead he embraces the growth and changes of his hometown and seems to keep the big (and increasingly bigger) picture in mind. Born…

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Applications Now Available for Essential and Emerge

Applications Now Available for Essential and Emerge

Invest in Yourself When graduates of Leadership Austin describe their time in the Essential or Emerge programs, they use words like life-changing, defining, unforgettable. They talk of shared experiences and supportive networks, and of opened minds and fresh perspectives. They can’t believe they didn’t pursue…

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Austin Under Forty Finalists

Austin Under Forty Finalists

When our office received the list of Austin Under Forty finalist we were so proud to see so many Leadership Austin alumni and participants! We are so happy to see that you are in the community, making an impact and being recognized for all your…

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