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Ten Years Strong for Leadership Pasadena As 24 Are Honored

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Pictured (L-R): Rick Cole, Hunt Salembier, Suzanne Berberian, Socorro Manzanilla, Tom Selinske, Greg Apodaca, Gerda Govine, Thelma Vickroy, Phil Hawkey, Ann Erdman, Tom Coston, Sarah Smith Orr, Jane Wetzel, Robert Pacheco, Steve Ralph, Rick Kiel.  Honorees not pictured: Ibrahim Naeem, Manuel Valencia, , Bernard Melekian, Hall Daily, Mic Hansen, Gail Schaper- Gordon, Anthony Tartaglia, Pat Bradley (deceased)


Nearly 150 local leaders from the fields of education, government, business and the non- profit world assembled on November 12 at Caltech's Athenaeum to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Leadership Pasadena and pay tribute to the 24 individuals who helped found the organization. 

"This is a great night for Pasadena", beamed Martin Gordon, Board Chair of Leadership Pasadena, as he helped hand out the honors.  "I am touched by this event, this award, and by what this organization has become" said Tom Coston, Legacy Honoree and LightBringer Project President. Pasadena City Manager Michael Beck led off the evening with a rousing call for leaders to step up and contribute toward helping Pasadena through the issues facing our community today. 

The honorees included Rick Cole, Hunt Salembier, Suzanne Berberian, Socorro Manzanilla, Tom Selinske, Greg Apodaca, Gerda Govine, Thelma Vickroy, Phil Hawkey, Ann Erdman, Tom Coston, Sarah Smith Orr, Jane Wetzel, Robert Pacheco, Steve Ralph, Rick Kiel, Ibrahim Naeem, Manuel Valencia,  Bernard Melekian, Hall Daily, Mic Hansen, Gail Schaper- Gordon, Anthony Tartaglia, and Pat Bradley (deceased).

Leadership Pasadena is a seven month intensive course that combines individual and group leadership skill development with direct insight into the history, culture, business climate, civic and political makeup and inner workings of nearly every aspect of the city. 

Leadership Pasadena has graduated nearly 200 individuals in its ten year history, and those graduates have created 25 community projects over that period.  Leadership Pasadena graduates have volunteered thousands of hours in the fields of education, conflict resolution, environmental awareness, emergency preparedness and other endeavors.

For more information about Leadership Pasadena and to inquire about enrollment in the Class of 2011, please contact Leadership Pasadena Mark Mastromatteo at 626.577.2296.

 

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