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Ron Kessler to be honored with Exceptional Award for Honorary Alumnus

Ron Kessler to be honored with Exceptional Award for Honorary Alumnus

By Elizabeth McGuire Of the many attributes listed on Ron Kessler’s bio, a very important one is missing: he writes bad poetry really well. Kessler takes great pride in this skill, although many of his colleagues may not know about it. One recent poem, crafted…

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Advance Austin

Advance Austin

We’re excited to announce the launch of Advance Austin, a new course curated by Glasshouse Policy and Leadership Austin.  The Advance Austin program will help you engage with the political and policy making process at all levels of government. Whether it’s learning how to serve on…

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Meet the Leader: Elaine Hart

Meet the Leader: Elaine Hart

We hope you will join us for our next Meet the Leader session with Elaine Hart, the City of Austin Interim City Manager. Appointed in September 2016, Ms. Hart will discuss the most important leadership qualities while leading during a transition and her role in…

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On the Move- March

On the Move- March

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10 things you should know about Leadership Austin staff

10 things you should know about Leadership Austin staff

By Elizabeth McGuire How well do you know the engine that keeps Leadership Austin running? We recently gathered some of the staff members for a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the lives of our organization’s leaders. Joining in the talk were Carol Collins (Director of Development and…

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Candidate Runoff Conversations

Candidate Runoff Conversations

KLRU, Leadership Austin, The Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life, and KUT 90.5, Austin’s NPR Station invite you to Civic Summit: Candidate Runoff Conversations. Join us in Studio 6A for 3 nights of conversations with runoff candidates, and newly elected council members, for Austin’s 10 City Council districts and…

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Your Moment is Here: A message from Leadership Austin CEO Christopher Kennedy

Your Moment is Here: A message from Leadership Austin CEO Christopher Kennedy

Let’s look at some numbers that describe our region. 9.0%. That was the expansion of Austin’s overall economic activity in the last 12 months, according to the Dallas Federal Reserve Bank. That extraordinary growth rate beats 4.2% in Fort Worth and 6.6% in Dallas. Six….

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Information and Tickets for the November 2014 Engage Breakfast

Information and Tickets for the November 2014 Engage Breakfast

Registration is now open for Leadership Austin’s November 5 Engage Breakfast. Election Reflection: The Day after the General Election When your alarm clock goes off on the morning of November 5, we will have the results of the general election. The day after will bring…

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