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The Connection between Humans and Nature: Commentary by Lisa Filemyr, Essential Class of 2015

The Connection between Humans and Nature: Commentary by Lisa Filemyr, Essential Class of 2015

On the morning of the November Essential Class day, I walked out the front door of my apartment to encounter a steady drizzle. “Ugh,” I thought, totally disgusted. You see, I’ve always had this problem with rain. I find it gross, an annoyance, an unwanted…

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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 3 to reconnect with old friends and make new ones! Who: All Essential and Emerge alumni What: Annual Alumni Holiday Party Where: Shoal…

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Tale of Two Cities: Reflections from 2015 Essential Class Member Pam Bixby

Tale of Two Cities: Reflections from 2015 Essential Class Member Pam Bixby

Equal parts cause for celebration and sobering reality is how I would characterize the first classroom day for the 2015 Essential Class. The presentations confirmed quantitatively what we all know via our own experience of this city we call home: Austin is the Best City…

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Becoming a Leadership Austin Affiliate: Advice from Debbie Johnson, Board Chair-Elect

Becoming a Leadership Austin Affiliate: Advice from Debbie Johnson, Board Chair-Elect

Leadership Austin is pleased to invite graduates of community-based leadership programs in other cities to join Leadership Austin as an Affiliate member. Affiliates are considered alumni and are encouraged to develop relationships with other members of the Leadership Austin family, to participate in programs and…

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Announcing the Essential Class of 2015!

Announcing the Essential Class of 2015!

We are very pleased to announce the participants of the Leadership Austin Essential Class of 2015! 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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Thoughts On Inclusion: A Message From Board Chair Geronimo Rodriguez

Thoughts On Inclusion: A Message From Board Chair Geronimo Rodriguez

The next twelve months will feature a whirlwind of leadership changes in our region as we usher in our new city council district representatives, elect a new County Judge for the first time in 13 years, welcome a new Chancellor to The University of Texas,…

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April 2014 Essential Class Day Takeaways

April 2014 Essential Class Day Takeaways

Guest post from Essential Class of 2014 participant Mary McDowell, with her thoughts on the April class day on regional healthcare. Mary is the Director of Operations at People’s Community Clinic. —– The room rang with Senator Kirk Watson’s refreshingly unvarnished declaration, long known to…

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March 2014 Essential Class Day Takeaways

March 2014 Essential Class Day Takeaways

Guest post from Essential Class of 2014 participant LaTonya Pegues, with her thoughts on the March class day on arts and creativity. LaTonya is CEO of BOAZ Enterprises. —– What a memorable time we had during our Arts and Creativity class day at the Long…

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