Month: August 2017

Estes-Cross, Alumnus of the Year

Emily Estes-Cross, economic development director with the city of Kennewick, was named alumnus of the year at Leadership Tri-Cities’ graduation ceremony June 14 at the Three Rivers Convention Center.

“We all work as partners, and it’s so fantastic that this organization brings us together to do that efficiently,” Estes-Cross told more than 200 attendees.

Class XXII’s 23 graduates shared results of their community project—a facility renovation for Pasco therapeutic service provider TROT—at the event, and Estes-Cross was recognized for her role in helping the city remove barriers to facilitate recruitment of new businesses to the Tri-Cities.

Nearly 490 people have graduated from Leadership Tri-Cities since its inception in 1994. The 10-month program provides a forum to examine and dialogue about issues facing the local community, state and Pacific Northwest. It includes 10 sessions focusing on various sectors and industries shaping the region. (Article courtesy Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business )

LTC Board looking for vice chair

An opportunity to give back to our Leadership Tri-Cities organization is knocking, and alumni who reflect our core values, excel at operations and are strategic visionaries are invited to open the door and join our team.

Self-nominations for vice chair of the board of directors are being accepted until Monday, Sept. 11. Candidates will be proposed for election at the Sept. 14 regular meeting of the board. If a candidate is not elected at that time, nominations will continue to be accepted until an applicant is elected.

The primary roles of the vice chair are to assist and act for the chair when they are not available; help coordinate board members and committees; and support LTC activities. Like all LTC officer positions, previous experience on the board is strongly encouraged. It is a one-year term (expiring June 30, 2018) and can be reelected. This position does not include automatic succession to the chair position.

Submit your application [Vice Chair Self Nomination Form] to

Class expands access to therapy

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 a new horse stall, refurbished tack room and other facility improvements designed to enhance the therapeutic experience and access opportunities for those living with disabilities. Read more at KVEW-TV.