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Leadership Reno County provides a leadership skills training experience for a cross section of community members. The skills are taught in the context of community issues and initiatives with the goal of increasing participants' level of civic engagement. Participants also gain skills that they are able to immediately use for the betterment of their employers and community organizations with which they are involved.
Since 1984, over 910 community members have been participants in leadership programs offered by the Hutchinson/Reno County Chamber of Commerce. Originally known as Leadership Hutchinson, the program was renamed Leadership Reno County in 2005 and was revamped to provide skill-based training with the purpose of increasing participants' level of civic engagement. Currently, each class is comprised of 28-32 participants.
Program Details
Tuition is $750 per class participant. Full and partial scholarships are available from the Leadership Reno County Alumni Association. Details on applying for a scholarship are available from the program co-directors.

Participants attend a two-day overnight retreat and seven one-day sessions. Community tours of local businesses and other organizations are arranged both during class sessions as well as outside of class. An additional 15 to 20 hours of time is spent outside of class.

Participants can opt to earn three college credit hours through Hutchinson Community College for an additional tuition fee. More details on receiving college credit are available from the program co-directors.

2017 Class Information
Applications are currently being accepted for the 2017 class. (See how to apply below.) The application deadline is Friday, December 2, 2016.

To recommend someone to participate in LRC, please send the applicant's name and email address to Kris Doswell.

2017 Class Sessions:
Retreat     - Thursday, February 9 to Friday, February 10 (overnight)
Session 2 - Thursday, February 23, 8 am to 5 pm
Session 3 - Thursday, March 2, 8 am to 5 pm
Session 4 - Thursday, March 16, 8 am to 5 pm
Session 5 - Thursday, March 30, 8 am to 5 pm
Session 6 - Thursday, April 13, 8 am to 5 pm
Session 7 - Thursday, April 27, 8 am to 3 pm and 5 pm
Session 8 - Thursday, May 11, 8 am to 3 pm and 5:30 to 7 pm

How to Apply
Applications are accepted on-line.
Leadership Reno County Committee
The Leadership Reno County Committee of the Hutchinson/Reno County Chamber of Commerce, is responsible for program content; class selection; oversight of program donations and endowed funds; and the Leadership Reno CountyAlumni Association. Members of the Leadership Reno County Committee are program graduates and serve up to two three-year terms.
Leadership Reno County Committee Members
Debra Teufel - Hutchinson/Reno County Chamber of Commerce
Julie Blanton - Hutchinson Community College
Debbie Cowl - First National Bank of Hutchinson
Kris Doswell - Program Co-Director, First National Bank of Hutchinson
Chris Duskin - Hutchinson Clinic
Tony Finlay - Hutchinson Recreation Commission
RJ Gardner - Kroger Hutch
Alex Hass - Sidney's Hairdressing College of HCC
Kelly Hutchinson - Central Bank and Trust Co.
Lynette Lacy - Program Co-Director, KL Connections, LLC
Dashona Mahoney - DCI, Inc.
Kari Mailloux - Hutchinson Community Foundation
Charlotte Summers - Retired
Program Co-Directors
Kris Doswell
Lynette Lacy - KL Connections, LLC

Program Facilitator:
Phil Auxier