FROM THE BUSINESS EXAMINER:
“Leadership Thurston County and its sponsor, Thurston County Chamber Foundation, announced the 2014 Distinguished Leader Award honorees today.
State Senator Karen Fraser is being honored for her public service as an elected official representing Thurston County communities at local and state levels.
Raj Manhas, superintendent of North Thurston Schools, is recognized for his commitment to academic success for all students. Community engagement and building a trusting work culture are some of his strategic focus areas.
Brian Vance, CEO of Heritage Financial Corp. and Heritage Bank, is being recognized for his leadership in the banking industry and his community stewardship. His model emphasizes a business model that focuses on fundamentals, paving the way for business success and contributing to wealth of the community.
The Leadership awards event will be held in late February.”
FROM LEADERSHIP THURSTON COUNTY (LTC):
“Leadership Thurston County (LTC) is dedicated to developing informed, connected and committed community leaders
During the 10-month program that runs from September through June, established and emerging leaders from various parts of our community
Gain a broad understanding of issues facing Thurston County and the South Puget Sound region
Build relationships and strengthen community networks
Discover opportunities for involvement in collaborative efforts needed to address current and future challenges
Enhance leadership skills
LTC is an educational program of the Thurston County Chamber Foundation, a
501 (c) (3) non-profit organization.”