Sarpy County Chamber Recognizes 2018-19 Leadership Sarpy Class Graduates
The Sarpy County Chamber of Commerce (www.sarpychamber.org) is excited to congratulate the 2018-19 Leadership Sarpy class on their recent graduation and commends them on the hard work they put into the program and their community. Graduates include: Amber Powers, City of Papillion; Andrew Wesley, Ayars & Ayars, Inc; Derek Peterson, NiteLight Marketing; Efrain Rosas, Pinnacle Bank; Jerad Kuhl, The Weitz Company; Jacob Betsworth, Sarpy County Sheriff’s Department; Jerrod White, Citizens State Bank; John Schwartz, Papillion La Vista Community Schools; Katlin Wilson, Sarpy County YMCA; Kevin Sasse, Olsson; Laura Schwartz, Papillion Community Foundation; Lisa Bowen, KidGlov; Elizabeth Stratman, Hillcrest Health Services; Marcus Madler, Sojern; Matthew Rau, FNTS; Michelle Seiter, Papillion Manor; Pete Pirsch, Sarpy County; Rachel Carl, City of La Vista; Sarah Schram, Sarpy/Cass Health Department; Todd Mack, DLR Group; Travis David, Core Bank; and Travis Jacott, Adams & Sullivan, P.C., LLO.
Leadership Sarpy, a program offered by the Sarpy Chamber, develops leaders with the scope of serving an entire county. A series of interactive sessions offers participants a program orientation retreat, comprehensive tours of the cities of Sarpy County, an in-depth look at the community’s non-profits and medical facilities, as well as the Offutt Airforce Base. Participants also attend workshops on crisis management and educational talks from local government representatives and business leaders on Sarpy County’s economic development.
Over the course of this nine-month program, participants are assigned to smaller teams and tasked with creating a Legacy Project. These are community initiatives created by Leadership Sarpy teams that allow them to directly apply their new skills and knowledge to a project that will leave a lasting, positive impact on Sarpy County. The 2019 Legacy Projects include the Veterans Community Project, Rejuvenating Women Project, Medical Crisis Response Initiative, Historic Downtown Papillion Walking Tour, and the La Vista Beautification Club. Visit www.sarpychamber.org to learn more about these projects.