20 graduate from leadership program

Twenty people have graduated from the Mesa County Leadership Program offered by the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce.

The 20 completed a 10-month program that included more than 70 hours of instruction. The program is designed develop community leaders through a series of classes and field trips covering a range of issues and topics.

The latest graduates are: Kelsi Breidel, Ute Water Conservancy District; Ken Brownlee,  Mesa County Assessor’s Office; Jennifer Fogarty, Kolorado Resources; Taylor Grant, Cranium 360; Alyssa Hampson,  HopeWest; Shaver Hansen, Home Loan & Investment Co.; Carolee Hawkins, Alpine Bank; Christian Herrera, KREX-TV; Benjamin Hoffman, Ute Water Conservancy District; Peter Icenogle, Blythe Group; Clay Marshall, FCI Constructors; Jaime Martinez, Dalby, Wendland & Co.; Nicole Millican, ANB Bank; Carmen Moyer,  St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation; Matt Price, State Farm Insurance; Nathan Rhodes, Timberline Bank; Norma Roberts, StarTek USA; Frank Whidden, Mesa County; Trevor Wickersham, Hilltop Community Resources; and Peggy Wilson, U.S. Bank.

More than 280 people have graduated from the Mesa County Leadership Program and gone on to serve on local boards and commissions and run for elected office.

For more information about the Mesa County Leadership Program, call the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce at 242-3214 or visit the Web site located at www.gjchamber.org.