Each year the Leadership Quest program participants take part in a regional issue immersion and analysis experience.  These self-selected teams are based on concern for a specific issue.  Class members are expected to:

  • Employ inquiry as a community leadership skill
  • Use analytical methods to understand complex issues involving multiple stakeholders and conflicting agendas
  • Think about long-term improvements at a systemic, policy level

Below you will find the final reports from the Leadership Quest Class of 2018's immersion experience.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE
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Group Members: Bernadette Bannister, Cara Clements, Brad McGetrick, Christy Omarzai, Melissa Silver, Ed Solarz, Amber Vernon, Chris Whitley, Laura Weiler, Satara Woodso
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DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
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Group Members: Tamera Harris, Pam Hervey, Doug Hilemn, Zeistina Khan, Natalie Maixner, Virginia Moore Carol Olson, Anthony Romanello, Emily Smith and Paul Whelan
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FOOD ACCESS
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Group Members: Meghan Barbato, Vikki Barth, Suzanne Etherington, Tonya Futrell, Hillary Patterson, Ann Rohde Payes, Lisa Ramirez, Quan Schneider, Mary Allen Waller, Eileen Yost

HEALTHY COMMUNITIES
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Group Members: Abrar Azamuddin, Stacy Brinkley, Kevin Bruny, Will Dixon, Jenny Friar, Giles Harnsberger, Hollee Freeman, Greg Waller, James Worsley

HOUSING
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Group Members: Jeremy Ball, Chanel Bea, Angie Cabell, Meg Hughes, Hans Klinger, Michael Knopf, Chimere Miles, Thomas Millisor, Deb Wreden

REGIONAL HISTORY
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Group Members: Juanita Epps, Kelley Libby, Jim Namorato, Michelle Nelson, Brian Noel, Courtney Rice, Derek Stamey, Vera Thoms, Barbara Weedman

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
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Group Members: Linda Birtley, Jennifer Boyle, Jeremy Connell, Jenny Connors, Patsy King,  Kathy Seay, Daniel Selby, Shawn Smith, Jay Spruill, Janet Starke and Dearsley Vernon