News

August 29, 2019

Flint Hills Regional Leadership Program Announces Class of 2019-20

The Board of Directors of the Flint Hills Regional Leadership Program has named the members of the next class of participants for the 2019-20 program year according to Susan Adams, program alumnus and board chair for the organization.  The announcement was made public at the CL HOOVER OPERA HOUSE, Junction City  during a reception for the newest program participants.  The event was underwritten by CivicPlus, Bruce McMillan A/A Architects PA and a number of alumni.  Opening the reception, Adams stated that, “The Flint Hills Regional Leadership Program is based in the fastest growing region of our state. We have never had more opportunity or greater need for well informed, collaborative, decisive leadership.  That is possible through 21st Century proactive servant leadership development.  The regions premier leadership training program is designed to train and more-fully engage leaders in the area that includes Fort Riley, Geary, Riley and Pottawatomie Counties.”  Class members to complete the seven session course over the next six months include:

 

Brenda Bailey  

GEARY    Milford

Garrison Resource Management

Officer, USAG Fort Riley

 

Tony Ballard

RILEY    Manhattan

Event Coordinator, K-State College of Veterinary Medicine

 

Stephen Bridenstine

RILEY    Manhattan

Curator of Education –

Flint Hills Discovery Center

 

Kymberly Burnett

POTTAWATOMIE   Wamego

General Manager,

Hampton Inn by Hilton MHK

 

Eric L. Carter

RILEY    Manhattan

Attorney-Advisor, Office of the Staff

Judge Advocate, Admin. Law Div.,

USAG Fort Riley

 

Constance Cooke

RILEY    Manhattan

Director of Technical Support,

CivicPlus

 

Gayle Donaldson

RILEY    Manhattan

Marketing and Business

Development Director, Manhattan

Medical Group

 

Mitch Foley

DICKINSON   Abilene

Transition Services Manager, DHR

USAG Fort Riley

 

Brandon French

DICKINSON   Herrington

 Program & Management Analyst,

PAIO USAG Fort Riley

 

Melissa Gamino

POTTAWATOMIE   Saint George

VP, Cash Management Officer,

KS State Bank

 

Mark Grimsley  

POTTAWATOMIE   Manhattan

Supply Chain Performance

Engineer, Caterpillar Work Tools

 

Jason Hudson

RILEY    Manhattan

Battalion Chief,

City of Manhattan Fire Department

 

Kirk Hutchinson

MORRIS     Delavan

Public Affairs Specialist, PAO

USAG Fort Riley

 

Trent Jones

RILEY    Manhattan

 Executive Director,

Boys & Girls Club of Manhattan

 

Kyle Kirchner

RILEY    Manhattan

Chief, Pollution Prevent Branch, DPW, USAG Fort Riley

 

John D. Lawrence

GEARY    Fort Riley

Human Resources and H&S

Manager, Camso

 

Dennis Marstall  

RILEY    Manhattan

Assistant City Manager,

City of Manhattan

 

Aaron McCracken

 POTTAWATOMIE   Manhattan

Director of Project Controls,

Corvias

 

Jennifer McDonald

GEARY                 Junction City

Resident Manager – Corvias

 

Lindsay Miller

POTTAWATOMIE   Manhattan

Finance Director,

City of Junction City

 

Janice Nikkel

WABAUNSEE     Maple Hill

Academic Program Coordinator

K-State Global Campus

 

Mark “Obe” Oberhelman

RILEY    Manhattan

Project Manager & Superintendent –

Olgoonik Diversified Services

 

Valerie Ramage

POTTAWATOMIE   Manhattan

CAC Program Coordinator,

Stepping Stones Child Advocacy Center

 

Billy Rose

RILEY    Manhattan

Training Analyst, DPTMS USAG Fort Riley

 

Rich Sell

POTTAWATOMIE   Manhattan

Executive Director of Outreach,

K-State

 

Ashley Stout

RILEY    Manhattan

Equipment Finance Sales Assoc.,

Commerce Bank

 

Emmily Trolinger

RILEY    Manhattan

DOD Air Traffic Controller, DPTMS

USAG Fort Riley

 

Dana Wiegand

GEARY   Junction City

Behavior Support Specialist,

Geary County USD #475

 

Kelsey Wilson

RILEY   Manhattan

Branch Chief, Cybersecurity,

Fort Riley Network Enterprise Center

 

Will Wilson

GEARY   Junction City

Security Systems Administrator, DES

USAG Fort Riley

 


Vice Chair Ryan Almes, class of 2017-18 graduate said, “Our new class members are to be commended for pursuing the opportunity to be members of the Flint Hills Regional Leadership Program class of  2019-20.  The effort to recruit a class proved the most competitive in our programs history and the applicant pool was very deep and diverse.  The boards job to hone down the pool to the new class of 30 members and that, as you might expect, was very challenging.  Selection was based on candidates that exhibiting a dedication to the areas future through volunteer servant leadership experiences to-date and their ability to commit to full participation by attending and engaging in all sessions.   We also need to recognize the continuing support of our Alumni.  Dues & donations were applied towards the Ailleen Cray Memorial Scholarship Fund.  Scholarship recipients are Trent Jones and Dana Weigand.”

Executive Director Jack Lindquist concluded the announcement saying, “Now, in our 27th year, our530 participants to-date have one thing in common, the desire to better life and livelihood in the northern Flint Hills.  We are excited to launch the next 30 members to add to that legacy.  Sessions get underway with Orientation at Rock Springs State 4-H Center and the Junction City / Geary County Session in two weeks.”      ~30~

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Flint Hills Regional Leadership Program

Jack Lindquist, Executive Director

PO Box 1554   Manhattan KS 66505-1554  director@fhrlp.org  

 

 

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FHRLP AMBASSADOR TESTIMONIAL

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2018-19 Class Graduates

2018-19 FHRLP Graduation

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Class of 2019-20 Application Open May 15

The Board of Directors of the Flint Hills Regional Leadership Program have announced the application period for the 2019-2020 class offering will open May 15, according to Executive Director Jack Lindquist, Manhattan.

The non-profit educational program is designed to train and more-fully engage leaders that live in and/or work in the region that includes Fort Riley, Geary, Riley, and Pottawatomie counties.

Lindquist said, “The Flint Hills Regional Leadership Program is based in the fastest growing region of our state. We have never had more opportunity or greater need for well informed, collaborative, decisive leadership.  That is possible through 21st Century proactive servant leadership development.”

“Participants to-date have one thing in common, the desire to better life and livelihood in the northern Flint Hills”, Lindquist added. “Although all of our classes, have been phenomenal since the program was formed in 1992, we get even more excited for each new class recruitment period.”  More than 535 participants have completed the experiential learning process to-date yet the desire and drive to better our regions communities is growing and that is reflected with every application we review”.

Board chair Brian Peterson added, “Going through the Flint Hills Regional Leadership Program was an invaluable experience, and one that I cannot recommend highly enough. It afforded me the opportunity to build some great relationships, taught me how to be a more complete leader, and provided wonderful insight into what the different communities and organizations in our region have to offer. The FHRLP experience is without equal.”

Interested candidates are encouraged to learn more about the program by visiting the website www.fhrlp.org/.  Instructions and program details are available on the site as well as the form for application.  The on-line form must be submitted before July 16.  Following selection the 2019-20 class members will be introduced on August 28 at a special reception in Junction City.

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Meet the 2017-18 Class: https://fhrlp.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Class-of-17-18-NEWS-RELEASE.pdf

You can view the photos from the celebration on my Flickr account at:
https://flic.kr/s/aHsm8aNYoK

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