Author: Emily Estes-Cross

Board Secretary position available

Your organization, eye for detail and communication skills make you a valuable asset to any team, and Leadership Tri-Cities wants you on ours.

Self-nominations for Secretary of the Board of Directors are being accepted until Monday, Oct. 9. Candidates will be proposed for election at the Oct. 11th 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 Secretary are to document Board activities, issue meeting announcements, record minutes, manage Board correspondence, coordinate Executive Board meetings, 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.

Submit your application  [Self Nomination Form LTC BoD CLASS 23 Secretary] to

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

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).

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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).

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