In June, the 2013 Class of Leadership Cayuga completed our 25th program. On behalf of Leadership Cayuga, I would like to express my appreciation for the support we have received from the community during this year’s program.
The class included: Kelly Anderson, Cayuga County; Kristin Blowers, Auburn High School Student; Lisa Carr, Seymour Public Library; Charles Cord, Cayuga Centers; Kevin Donnelly, Auburn Fire Department; Kelly Guy, Neighborhood House; Cord Heine, Nucor Steel; Jennie Huling, Cayuga Seneca Community Action Agency; John Kingsley, Seward House Museum; Isabelle Klima, AmeriCU Credit Union; Ryan May, Johnston Paper Company; Abby Miller, Auburn High School Student; Sheila Myers, Cayuga Community College; Bob O’Hara, Nucor Steel; Laurie Penney McGee, Booker T. Washington Community Center; Susan Perek, First Niagara; Eric Ridley, Hilton Garden Inn; Karl Rindfleisch, Twin Oaks Campground; Adam Santana, Unity House of Cayuga County; Victoria Shepardson, Human Services Coalition; Madalyn Stowell, Auburn Enlarged City School District; Jeremy Vevone, Auburn Community Hospital.
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We are fortunate to have many local and regional leaders who generously shared their wisdom and experiences with us. During the program the class toured government chambers, farms, historic buildings and factories. Leaders with expertise in their area set aside time in their day to meet with the class. They presented important information and insights to challenge old thoughts and stimulate new ways of thinking.
We thank the following sponsors for providing the opportunity for emerging leaders to participate in the Class of 2013:
AmeriCU Credit Union, Auburn Community Hospital, Auburn Enlarged City School District, Auburn Rotary Club, Cayuga Community College, Cayuga Centers, Cayuga County, Cayuga County Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Cayuga County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Cayuga-Seneca Community Action Agency, First Niagara, Hilton Garden Inn, Hammond & Irving, Inc., Johnston Paper Co., Kiwanis Club of Auburn, Nucor Steel Auburn, Inc., Seward House Museum, The Stardust Foundation of CNY, Twin Oaks Campground, and Unity House of Cayuga County.
In addition, a special note of gratitude is owed the following businesses and organizations for their support of Leadership Cayuga through the provision of time, goods, services, or facilities:
Auburn Correctional Facility, Auburn Enlarged City School District, Beardsley Design Associates, Buffington & Hoatland CPAs, Cayuga Community College, Cayuga-Onondaga B.O.C.E.S., Cayuga Centers, Cayuga County Legislature, Cayuga County Chamber of Commerce, Cayuga Economic Development Agency, City of Auburn, Community Preservation Committee, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cayuga County, Fly-By-Night Cookie Factory, Pleasant Beach Hotel, Whitford’s Airport, MacKenzie-Childs, Quiznos Restaurant, King Ferry Winery, Medent, Nucor Steel Auburn, Inc., Auburn Community Hospital, O’Hara Dairy Farms, Pathfinders, Inc., Sterling Nature Center, 4 Tin Fish Farm, The Stardust Foundation of Central New York, Theater Mack, Oakwood Dairy Farm, Wells College, Willard Memorial Chapel, Camp Y-Owasco, Owasco Country Club, and all our Scavenger Hunt partners.
And finally, the individuals who helped make everything come together this year:
Cayuga County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and Staff, Leadership Cayuga Advisory Council, Guy Cosentino ’89, Andrew Fish ’10, Linda Galbato, Hilary Ford ’10, Eileen McHugh ’02, Jenny Haines ’04, Doug Ververs ’06, Steve Lynch, Stephanie Williams, Kevin Ellis, Carey Eidel, Cynthia Aikman ’96, Susan Dwyer, Sara Glauberman ’03, Chairman Mike Chapman, Tom Squires ’11, Assemblyman Gary D. Finch, Suzanne Rhone Redmond ’97, Auburn Mayor Mike Quill, Weedsport Mayor Jean Saroodis, Kate Lacey, Cherl Heary, Bill Speck, Daniel Larson ’08, JD Pabis, Neil O’Brien, Jeff Pirozzolo ’08, Natalie Scavone, Jessica Docteur, Mike Card, Kathy Rhodes, Debbie Schwarting ’92, Gary Cuthbert, Mike Long, Katie Moran ’00, Wally Schatt ’03, MaryEmily Slate, Diane Schillawski ’03, Leslie Rose McDonald, Andy Roblee ’12, Tracy Bellerdine ’03, Elaine Buffington, Kathy Scholl, Jeff Hoffman ’06, Joni Lincoln ’97, Bonnie Scoville, Jerry Ryan, Ted O’Hara, Chris Couch, John Whitford, Kim Fortin, Liz Smith, Audrey Iwanicki ’11, Kelly Buck ’05, Michelle Barber ’05, Rolfe Floyd ’05, Janice Sanders ’91, and Maureen McEvers ’09.
Participation by so many people has been a gift to our class and ultimately to our community. It is with heartfelt gratitude and appreciation that we say, “Thank you!” to all who have supported Leadership Cayuga and the Class of 2013.