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LGC class of 2022 touring New Hampshire State HouseCONCORD, NH (July 2022) – Leadership Greater Concord (LGC) is an immersive program for individuals who are interested in becoming more involved in the Capital Region community, seeking volunteer or civic opportunities, and motived to grow professionally. Local leaders from a diverse range of industries will participate in this year’s program that is presented by the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce and generously underwritten by Bangor Savings Bank and Unitil.

The LGC class of 2023 includes: Ashley Aniskovich, Nathan Wechsler & Company, PA; Danielle Blondin, UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law; Elizabeth Boucher, New Hampshire Hospital; Christina Broyer, Riverbend Community Mental Health, Inc.; Crayton Brubaker, City of Concord; Wendy Clark, New Hampshire Mutual Bancorp; Travis Cushman, Merrimack County Department of Corrections; Dana Dexter, City of Concord Police Department / Police Patrolmen's Association; Tanya Frost, Boys & Girls Clubs of Central New Hampshire; Catherine Gagne, Alliance Radiation Oncology at Anna Jaques; Matthew Ghelli, Northeast Delta Dental; Christos Hatzidakis, Ledyard National Bank; Nicole Herbst, Cambridge Trust; Irene Kigugu, Hope Fountains Care; Matt Kitsis, Dartmouth Hitchcock Clinics Concord; Rebecca Lovell, State of NH Public Health Laboratories; Jillian McNeil, NH Municipal Bond Bank; Katie A. Mosher, Sulloway & Hollis, PLLC; Fisto Ndayishimiye, Change for Concord; Julie Palmeri, Concord Housing & Redevelopment; Tyler Puckett, Self-Employed; Ariana Roy, Merrimack County Savings Bank; Lena Rozzi, Mason + Rich, PA; Joelle Sturms, Better Homes & Gardens - The Masiello Group; Amy Tardiff, Bar Harbor Wealth Management; Sheila Vargas Torres, The Nature Conservancy; Karen Waters, New Hampshire Mutual Bancorp; Emily West, Southern New Hampshire University; Jeremy White, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty; Thomas Yerkes, City of Concord Police Department.

Beginning in September, this LGC will guide participants through into the inner workings of Concord and the surrounding region. Each month, a day-long program will focus on different aspects of life in the region including History, Arts, Culture & Community; Livable Communities and Smart Growth; Environment & Sustainability; Criminal Justice; Communication & the Media; Government & Politics; Health & Human Services; Education.

These thought-provoking session days feature speakers such as Governor Sununu, City of Concord Mayor Bouley, Chief Osgood of Concord Police Department, CEO Jim Schachter of New Hampshire Public Radio and Dr. Elizabeth Daly, MHP, Chief of the Bureau of Infectious Disease Control. LGC participants have personal conversations with these presenters and continue to engage with them after graduation.

Now in its 31st year, LGC has over 600 alumni, many of whom are making an impact by serving on local town boards, nonprofit boards or municipal committees. Many of these alumni are active volunteers in the community or work professionally for key organizations throughout Greater Concord. Learn more at concordnhchamber.com/leadership.

The Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to developing economic opportunities, a strong business climate and enhanced quality of life in its communities throughout the region.

Photo: Leadership Greater Concord (LGC) includes immersive tours of key locations across the Capital Region, including the New Hampshire State House, where participants meet with civic leaders.

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