President's Note - Spring 2023

Class of 2023 – YOU did it! You survived the class retreat (and what a weekend from what I gathered through conversations and social media posts!) If you are not aware we are on Facebook & LinkedIn.  Follow, like, comment, and share with your peeps – all the fun that comes along with the social world.  Thank you Kirk Young & Kyle Reyes for your commitment and passion for the people of CLN. Thank you to our dedicated and passionate retreat volunteers –  “we couldn’t run this engine without your grease.”  Katie – let’s just say everyone needs a Katie! We appreciate each and everyone of you. To the current class – you are in the best hands when it comes to leadership development and community connections. 

It was great to see so much support for our 2023 class welcome at Grace & Abes in Westfield. If you thought the last class was great, wait until you meet the leaders we have joining us this year.  That’s the fun of CLN – 30 years of growing leaders and every year is the next best class ever.

We will be launching our membership dues drive shortly. Stay connected as we communicate this through our newly launched website! Kudos to Brian LeBarron for his leadership and drive to make this happen.  Your membership dues support building future leaders and gives you access to hundreds of community connections.  Additionally, dues paying members have the opportunity to attend the current year’s class sessions with our accredited leaders who provide creative and exemplary experiences and education.

SAVE THE DATE for GiveBIG CHQ on June 8th, 2023.  We will once again take part in this 24-hour fundraising event hosted by our friends at the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation & the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation. We are blessed with the opportunity to come together as a community for a wonderful event & raise some much needed funds to support our operations. 

We look forward to continuing to inspire others to grow with us and lead the future.

YOU are Leadership 💚


Cynde Johnson

Chautauqua Leadership Network President 2023-2025


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