I want to personally introduce myself and welcome you to Leadership Manhattan Beach, an organization created 28 years ago by Paul Allman and Russ Lessor, two talented community leaders. LMB is dedicated to developing and uniting community leaders through a hands-on experiential training program and community project. I graduated in 2015 and was the Team Leader for the Telescopes on the Pier Project. Since that time, I have served 5 consecutive years on the Board and I am currently serving my 6th year as the Interim President. Utilizing my experiences and knowledge gained through LMB, I have also served 7 years as a Commissioner for the City in Manhattan Beach and I have just started my next 3-year term.
The program involves:
Orientation – an event to prepare you for the program and to meet fellow class members, the facilitator, alumni and local leaders.
Retreat – a two-day, one-night event for identifying behavioral styles, interacting effectively with others, and team building.
Class Sessions & Tours – designed to introduce you to City and business leaders and to inform you about health, education, and environmental groups and community services.
Class Project – a culmination of what you learned in the program and created to benefit the community. This will give you experience with collaboration, leadership, teamwork, delegation, fundraising, and public relations.
Graduation – a celebration of your program completion and project fulfillment attended by your class members, family, alumni and local leaders.