Lake Superior Leadership Academy grads honored


Journal Staff Writer

MARQUETTE–The Lake Superior Leadership Academy spent Thursday night celebrating something that has been a long time coming, the graduation of three classes from the organization’s leadership program.

The graduation ceremony honored three classes: 2020, 2022 and 2023. Graduates of the program come from several Upper Peninsula organizations and groups, including Northern Michigan University, Marquette Downtown Development Authority, Peter White Public Library and many others. The ceremony was held Thursday evening at Marquette’s Ramada Inn.

One of the graduates was Negaunee City Manager Nate Heffron.

“Lake Superior Learning Academy is a great opportunity to learn, grow and meet new people,” Heffron said. “It’s a unique opportunity to forge lifelong connections with people with different perspectives and life lessons. Anyone interested in this program should really consider taking this course, you won’t regret it.”

The LSLA is part of the Lake Superior Community Partnership and aims to educate and give opportunities to local leaders through monthly learning sessions that supply participants with information on organizational structures and issues facing the community. The program encourages community participation while also fostering networking opportunities.

The program operates as an independent entity within the LSCP and is led by a committee of volunteer former graduates of the program. Each year, the academy begins with an orientation retreat and continues with nine monthly meetings that include focus on certain issues of community concern.

For more information about the LSLA and the LSCP, visit www.marquette.org.

Randy Crouch can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 542. His email address is rcrouch@miningjournal.net.


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