Class project expands therapy opportunities

Class XXII raised $7,000 to build a new horse stall for Therapeutic Riding of Tri-Cities. After more than 200 hours of teamwork, class members gathered at May’s end to unveil the horse stall and a tack room, among other facility improvements, designed to enhance therapeutic experience and access opportunities for those living with disabilities. Read more at KVEW-TV.

Class XXII Graduation

The graduation for Class XXII and presentation of the Alumnus of the Year Award will be held June 14 at 6 pm at the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick. This annual celebration is held to recognize the accomplishments of the graduating class and share results from their class project.

Where do these graduates work? How have they enriched our community? Who’s the Alumnus of the Year? How can I get tickets? Find out here


Please check back in March of 2018 to apply for Leadership Tri-Cities Class XXIV.




Applications are being accepted until April 28, 2017 for the 23rd year of Leadership Tri-Cities.

Is this your year?

Get all the details on our Apply  page.


Alumnus of the Year Nominations Open

It’s that time again to recognize the alumnus of the LeadershipTri-Cities program who has best demonstrated the values and goals of the LTC organization and program. Each year between now and April 30, your Board solicits nominations for the one individual who best exhibits the LTC qualities. That individual will be recognized at the Graduation for Glass XXII on June 14, 2017, at the Tri-Cities Convention Center with a plaque and a $250 donation in their name to the non-profit organization of their choice.  Find details on the LTC Alumnus of the Year Award here or contact Susan Coleman, LTC Alumni Relations Director at

Board of Directors & Volunteer Opportunities

If you’re one of our 478 alumni that have benefited from the LTC learning experience, you have an opportunity to continue being a catalyst for positive change in our community by serving on our Board of Directors or volunteering for our non-profit organization. You recognize the value of service and teamwork, and we sincerely invite you to apply for a Board of Director position or let us know your skillset and capacity to contribute.

2017-18 Board vacancies include Events Director, Leadership Development Director, Agriculture Session Director, Economic Development Shadow, Human Needs & Service Shadow, Arts & Culture Shadow, Law Enforcement & Justice Shadow, Hanford Shadow, and Class Director Shadow (XXIV). Please complete and return Self Nomination Form LTC BoD CLASS XXIII by April 1st.

If you’re not interested in a Board position but are willing to volunteer, we’re seeking alumni with communication and event management skills to assist with marketing, class recruitment and fundraising, and those who wish to participate in an alumni service project. Contact Board Secretary Emily Estes-Cross (Class VII) at or (509) 551-4160 for more information.

1st Friday January

Funding Education: 1st Friday January

ff-jan-2016-mccleary-101Hear from the attorney who represented the McClearly plaintiffs in the landmark Supreme Court case that ruled Washington State is not meeting its constitutional obligation to amply fund a uniform system of education on Friday, January 6th at noon the Richland Police Department.

Attorney Tom Ahearne will speak on the Court’s ruling that the State is violating the constitutional rights of children by failing to live up to its “paramount duty” to fund the education of all K-12 students, and its order that the Legislature fully fund K-12 public education by 2018.

Enjoy lunch with fellow alumni and guests while supporting the 2016 LTC program. Please RSVP ($15 for alumni members, $20 for all others).

Additional details and registration

1st Friday December

Hear former FBI special agent Frank Montoya address issues and challenges facing law enforcement in our state at the Richland Police Department on December 2 at noon.

Enjoy lunch with fellow alumni and guests while supporting the 2016 LTC program.

Please RSVP ($15 for alumni, $20 for all others; pay at the door).

Additional details and registration


Class XXII members are busy gaining practical experience and applied knowledge in leadership, project management, connecting with the right groups & leaders, interpersonal communication, the importance of diversity, and creative problem solving.

  • Jeremy Asmus
  • Frank Calapristi
  • Steve Christensen
  • Patrick Conrad
  • Charity Cree
  • Shayne Eyre
  • Marilyn Foxall
  • Cindy Fredrickson
  • Tawni Gama
  • Jennifer Harper
  • Delina Hottell
  • Caren Johnson
  • Jeff Johnson
  • Guy Jones
  • Heather Lee
  • Tyler MacDonald
  • David Milne
  • Victor Scarano
  • Ben Sappington
  • Anne Spillman
  • Eileen Tanner
  • Christopher Wagar
  • Brent Williams

LTC Class XXI Project Unveiling

LTC Class XXI invites you to celebrate the unveiling of their class project at the Tri-Cities Union Gospel  Mission Women’s and Children’s Center. Join us to see the renovations and learn more about the impact of homelessness in our community.

LTC XXI Unveiling

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