Leadership Park City Announces Class 23
PARK CITY, Utah (Sept. 27, 2016)—Myles Rademan and the selection committee for Leadership Park City have announced the 23rd Leadership Class. The 32 members, which include one student from Park City High School, were chosen from more than 100 applicants.
“We are gratified that—even after 23 years of conducting this program—we, once again, had a record number of applicants,” said Rademan, the program’s founder and coordinator. The quality of those who applied this year was outstanding—making the selection process difficult. I’m looking forward to another amazing year with this new group.”
Applicants hailed from Summit, Wasatch, and Salt Lake Counties, though all have some connection to Park City through their work or home. “Our problems are regional,” said Rademan, “and our applicant pool reflected this. Having a class that represents a cross-section of the Wasatch front and back will help us develop holistic solutions for our larger community.”
In their applications, many candidates expressed concern about the accelerated rate of change they’ve observed in Park City. “I was very struck by the applicants’ intense love of their community,” said Rademan. “Those who apply are not bystanders: they don’t just complain about problems—they want to solve them.”
Those candidates who were not selected for this year’s class are encouraged to reapply in the future. “I am always sorry that we cannot accept all of the applicants because they all demonstrate a passion for their community,” said Rademan. “It’s just not feasible because of budget and logistical constraints. But I hope those who were not accepted will not be discouraged and will consider reapplying.”
The Leadership program also includes two events open to the public: a one-day “Leadership 101” class in February and a community lecture in March. Those unable to take part in the formal program are encouraged to attend these shorter-form programs.
Rademan also emphasized that Leadership Park City is but one way to give back. “Park City has such a rich civic life: we have so many community meetings, nonprofits, task forces, and commissions—all of which rely on an engaged citizenry to succeed.” Taking part in any of these will also better prepare candidates for the Leadership program.
Following are the 32 members of Leadership Park City Class 23. The selection committee would like to extend their congratulations to everyone:
|Adriane Herrick Juarez
||Kieran John Ahern
||Sara Jo Dickins
||Ulrike Christina Case
Leadership Class 23 Schedule 2016-2017
Leadership Schedule 2016-2017 Class 23
What is Leadership Park City?
This program identifies, encourages and trains new community leaders. It is patterned after other successful community leadership programs around the country and the Kellogg National Leadership Program sponsored by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Leadership Park City provides class members a long-term, group-oriented learning opportunity.
The class members are also required to envision, plan and bring about a class service project that will benefit the Summit County community in some way. These projects have included public art, green building, wind power, trails development, youth leadership, water conservation, voter awareness, community walkability, public transit usage, reduction of plastic bag usage, food sustainability and many more.