Leadership Coshocton County Class of 2023 announced: coshocton beacon today


Leadership Coshocton County held its Welcome Reception on August 23 at Clary Gardens and treated themselves to desserts from Schumaker Farms. Members of the Coshocton County Leadership Class of 2023 were joined by family, supporters, leadership alumni and members of the Leadership Advisory Council for the official welcome and launch of the program year .

32n/a The Coshocton County Leadership Class was welcomed by Executive Director Betsy Gosnell, thanking program alumni and supporters for their continued involvement. Clary Gardens Principal and LCC Class of 2016 alumnus Jandi Adams welcomed the class to Clary Gardens; followed by a welcome from Bob Pell (LCC 1997), Executive Director of the Coshocton Foundation; and Kaycee Newell (LCC 2010), Chair of the Leadership Advisory Council. Bri Celeschi (LCC 2021) also addressed the group and provided information on the program to prepare the cohort for the coming year.

Members of the Coshocton County Leadership Class of 2022 include Matthew Armstrong, Jones Metal Products; Evan Fischer, People’s Bank; Nathan Gibson, Gibson interior paint; Erin Gotwals, Strawberry Hill Farm; Karri Millward Harstine, River View Local School District; Tammy Hicks, Village of West Lafayette; Alonna Hoffman, OSU Extension, Coshocton County; Jackie Householder, Echoing Hills Residential Center; Cory Humphreys, McWane Ductile OH; Kevin Lyngaas, retired; Cassie Spain, STRIVE/Licking County, COTC-Coshocton; and Angie Williamson, Town of Coshocton.

The program year will begin with the Opening Retreat, Sunday and Monday, September 11-12, at the Salt Fork Lodge and Conference Center, led by Emily Adams and Jenny Strickler, of Ohio State University Extension, Coshocton County; and, Erin George and Dr. Vicki Maple, Revive with Vicki.

Leadership Coshocton County is a program of the Coshocton Foundation and receives funds from the Willard S. and Helen F. Breon Discretionary Fund; the McWane Ductile Community Grant; the Schooler Family Fund and individual contributions. This nine-month leadership development program meets monthly with sessions designed to build on the lessons introduced at the opening retreat by discovering and visiting historic sites, businesses, government agencies, non-profit and social service organization in Coshocton County. Additionally, members learn leadership skills through a nationally recognized online leadership program, Positive Leadership. Chapter readings covering leadership abilities enhance the experiential learning of the monthly program days, allowing each member to continue their leadership growth. Each class is responsible for developing and carrying out a community project that addresses an unmet need in the community. Examples of past projects include the renovation of the Salvation Army Pantry; raising funds for bulletproof vests for the Sheriff’s Office and completing a memory garden in Lake Park.

The program year ends in May with a wrap-up session and graduation where participants will revisit skills gained through positive leadership.

The deadline to apply for the Class of 2024 is June 1. For more information, contact Betsy Gosnell, Managing Director, at [email protected].

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