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LDA News

All of the latest news to help you keep up with our program and organizations

LDA Class of 2020-21 Team 5 Star Vision
News

Group project to raise awareness of local human trafficking

This post was written by LDA Class of 2020-21 Team Team 5 Star Vision members Diamond Gregory, Blackhawk Community Credit Union; Brandon Rusch, City of Janesville; Kevin Saxe, RH Batterman; Lyndsey Stocker, Herzing University; and Jeramie Mielke, Town of Beloit Fire Department.

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Session Recaps

Each collaborative project team is assigned one session per year to recap what they learned through writing and photos.

January 2023 Session Recap (1)
Session Recaps

January 2023 Session Recap

This post was written by LDA Class of 2022-2023 Team Local Leaders members: Jaxon Lee, Milton High School; Roy Carrasco, Janesville Police Department; Nick Varda, ANGI Energy Systems; Madysen Wade, Greater Beloit Chamber of Commerce; Ishanti Harris, NAMI; Brian Muehlenkamp, SSI Technologies; and Lindsey Baumann, Beloit Health System.

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Jamie Karns, LDA, Executive Director LDA, introducing Hunter Ditzhazy, Administrator and MaryAnn Raash, Executive Director from Gifts Men’s Shelter.
Session Recaps

November 2022 Session Recap

This post was written by LDA Class of 2022-2023 Team Rock Forward members: Jess Daniels, Corporate Contractors, Inc; Katarina Dries, (YLDA), Craig High School; Patrick Gasper, School District of Janesville; Kari Swirth, Irontek; Jamie Thiede, Johnson Financial Group; Lisa Tollefson, Rock County and Scot Truesdill, City of Janesville.

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October 2022 Session Recap (2)
Session Recaps

October 2022 Session Recap

This post was written by LDA Class of 2022-23 Team Golden Six members Angela Butters of Mercyhealth; Will Hentschel (YLDA), Milton High School; Linda Kleven, City of Janesville Senior Center; Kayla Neumueller, Blackhawk Technical College; Jarod Schut, First National Bank & Trust Company; and Patrick Singer, Rock County IT.

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January 2021 Session Recap
Session Recaps

January 2021 Session Recap

This post was written by LDA Class of 2020-21 Team Team Three–O–Five members Rick Saari, Town of Beloit; Mindy Koontz, City of Beloit; Steve McComb, ANGI Energy Systems; Kara Blue, Hedberg Public Library; and Benji Thompson, Janesville Police Department.

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Director's Corner

News and other announcements from Linda Ross, Executive Director

LDA Class of 2016-17
Director's Corner

Congratulations LDA Class of 2017

Congratulations LDA Class of 2017 Congratulations to the Leadership Development Academy Class of 2017!  Five team projects, 28 graduating LDA participants and ten really great sessions;

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Where are they now?

Catching up with alumni to see what they have been up to since LDA