New Leadership Charlevoix County Class

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Leadership Charlevoix County has announced the members of its 2018-2019 class.

The program is entering its eighth year as a comprehensive training experience for community members seeking to play a more active role in leadership and their communities.


The program creates community awareness, networking opportunities, and focuses on leadership skill development through an educational and hands-on curriculum.

The 16-member class started with an orientation meeting at Boyne Mountain Resort, where they met each other and potential mentors.

Their first class session is a two-day overnight retreat to Beaver Island on September 9-10, followed by one all-day class every month until graduation in May 2019.

THIS YEAR’S CLASS is a diverse group of emerging leaders from a wide variety of backgrounds, locations and industries:

• Lonnie Allen, Charlevoix Courier
• Allyssa Brooks, Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital
• Caitlin Cole, Charlevoix Area Chamber of Commerce
• Megan DeHoog, Planned Parenthood of Michigan
• Jill Dipert, Charlevoix Wear
• Tricia Drenth, Health Department of Northwest Michigan
• Elise Freed, Kecia Freed Design
• Heidi Hanson, Boyne Mountain Resort
• Regina Inman, Grandvue Medical Care Facility
• Missy Jollette, Boyne City Main Street/Farmers Market
• Barb Loper, EJ
• Jeanne Marriott, Hospice of Northwest Michigan
• Meghan Meyer, Jordan Valley EMS Authority
• Sheri Shepard, Commission on Aging
• Jeff VanHove, North Harbor Real Estate
• Alexa Wright, Boyne District Library

Leadership Charlevoix County is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that was founded by the Charlevoix, Boyne City and East Jordan Chambers of Commerce.

For more information, call any of the sponsoring chambers or visit