Leadership Beaverton – Building Community Leaders

Applications for the Class of 2018 will be available in May, 2017.

Enjoy the Class of 2016′s video:

Our Current 2017 Class of Leaders

Allison Nowack, NIKE
Ashely Loonstyn, Koeber’s Interiors
Caleb Beaufin, Lanphere Development & Construction
Cheryl Twete, City of Beaverton
Craig Brubaker, Emily Andrews Portrait Design
Darren Fletchal, Beaverton Police Department
David Abbey, Beaverton City Library
Erin Woolley, BCCI/Wells Fargo
Everette Dawes, Pacific Continental Bank
Jeannine Rustad, THPRD
Jennifer Christy, CBNAC?Westside Church of Christ
Jeremiah Rector, Big Al’s
Jon Michael Kowertz, IMPACT Beaverton
Joshua Pond, BCCI/Law office of Sieman & Pond
Kadice Vison, ADAPT Training
Kara Yunck, Beaverton School District
Keith Wright, Century 21 Wright & Associates
Lani Faith, Bridge Meadows
Lindsay Bjork, THPRD
Manijeh Mehrnoosh, Diversity Advisory Board
Michael Smith, Beaverton Police Department
Mpaleng Paul Khothule, The Standard
Rosie Curry, Columbia Bank
Samantha Kocher, Elephant’s Deli & Catering
Suzanne Rickman, Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce
Vicky Lopez Sanchez, TRIO Talent Search
Vincent Pollard, United Way
Zander Doby, City of Beaverton, Public Works

Mission

To engage a diverse network of citizens and business leaders that are inspired and empowered through education and awareness to take action to improve their communities.

Vision

Leadership Beaverton is dedicated to the belief that everyone has something to contribute to the health and success of our communities. We will create awareness among citizens to inspire them to action. We will cultivate civic leaders and build relationships with stakeholders. By 2015 Beaverton’s non-profit and service organizations will have strong leadership on their boards and engaged volunteers. Effective elected officials will serve in government agencies that impact Beaverton, city of Beaverton neighborhood groups, commissions and boards.

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What is Leadership Beaverton?

Leadership Beaverton grew from a desire for more knowledgeable volunteers, board members and elected officials in the city. The purpose of Leadership Beaverton is to provide training so that better decisions are made in our community. Each summer 25 students are accepted for the program, which runs from September through May.

Students dedicate one full day a month to an interactive community learning experience. They increase experience presentations and discussions on topics that include Beaverton history, government, human services and quality of life. When the program concludes, participants have a better understanding of how our community has developed and what needs to exist.

Each graduating class completes a service project fulfilling a community need…

  • The 1999 class built the first Habitat for the Humanity home in Beaverton.
  • The class of 2002 planned Senior PALs Day, an open house at the Beaverton Police Activities League for PAL youth members and local senior citizens, to foster relationships between youth and seniors.
  • The class of 2005 worked to produce a public awareness campaign about IgiveWhereIlive.net – a community resources that connects people in Washington County to local charities to keep our giving local!
  • The class of 2006 worked for the Oregon Food Bank and has raised $6,000 for the Care-to-Share backpack program to purchase and supply an additional 300 backpacks for needy students in the Beaverton School District.
  • The 2008 class is working on a variety of ways to raise dollars for the Homeless Youth program for the Beaverton School District. Join them by supporting their efforts through the Tualatin Hills Parks Foundation June 14th Hike-n-Bike. Bike, hike, walk or pledge your support.
  • 2009 has created TAKE CARE OF BEAVERTON week – May 4 – 9th. They are collecting good for Sunshine Pantry, Beaverton Clothes Closet and Elsie Stuhr Center.
  • The class of 2010 did 3 projects! Boxers for Beaverton (supporting St. Mary’s Home for Boys & the BSD Homeless Youth program), Adopted room at the Good Neighbor Center and the Domestic Violence Resource Center’s Monika’s House!
  • The class of 2011 project was “The Awning of a New Day” – they raised over $40,000 to build a permanent canopy structure to keep customers of the Beaverton Family Resource Center and Beaverton Clothes Closet of the BSD to ensure a comfortable environment – out of the rain, snow and sunshine – for those in need. See a Video!
  • The 2012 class hosted Home Runs for Homeless Youth, a Kickball Tournament that raised more than $13,000 for a HomePlate Youth Services hosted drop-in center in Beaverton. For all the details click here! The first class project for the Class of 2012 was the amazing Library of more than 1,500 books and bookcases installed at the Beaverton Salvation Veteran’s Home & Family Center.
  • The Class of 2013 helped to produce the newly relaunched Beaverton PAL’s fundraiser dinner and auction, raising more than $14,000 for the organization.
    The Class of 2014 raised money and to build and expansive outdoor animal care area at Monika’s House for the DVRC. Total monies raised was $21,123  and hundreds of man hours donated to the planning and construction.
    The Class of 2015 created a campaign – “Change for Beaverton” raising over $10,000 for SARC, BEF, HomePlate.
  • The Class of 2016 created, hosted and executed “Beaverton Awareness Day”. Over 40 non-profits participated in a tabling event showcasing the amazing work they do in Beaverton and recruited volunteers and resources. The 4 hour event boasted over 2,500 guests that came through and learned about the needs in our community.
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Costs

Tuition for the program is $775 (Preferred Chamber Members) and $875 (Non – Members) and includes lunchtime meals on each program day.  Scholarships are available to participants who cannot afford the full tuition and whose companies do not provide funding for professional development. Scholarships are usually partial and average $200.

More Information: Leadership Beaverton AlumniAlumni Roster

Since 1997, Leadership Beaverton has prepared 480 citizens to improve our community through service and participation.