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PHEC's Sanborn selected for leadership program

Article from The Piscataquis Observer, Vol. 165, No. 21, May 21, 2003

The Maine Development Foundation (MDF) recently announced members of the 2003-2004 LEADERSHIP MAINE program. Meriene Sanbom, Director of Penquis Higher Education Center in Dover-Foxcroft, was selected based on her personal concern about the future economic health and quality of life throughout Maine and a commitment to take actions which shape that future, demonstrated by a capacity to lead at the statewide level, and a record of accomplishment in both organization and community endeavors.

LEADERSHIP MAINE is committed to building a broader pool of statewide leaders with the skills, knowledge, and networks to shape the future of Maine. The program educates its participants about what drives Maine's economy, teaches them about different leadership styles, and through group project work sets up a laboratory experience where each participant learns more about working collaboratively on a statewide issue. Each member of Leadership Maine is charged with creating an action plan on how they will make a difference at the end of their year-long journey.

This year's class was selected through a competitive application process. Participants in this prestigious program include community activists, business, government, education, and non-profit leaders. With more than 400 graduates, this is the 11th class of the program.

Alumni include: Former Governor Angus S. King, Jr. and Joyce Hedlund, President, Eastern Maine Technical College. Other alumni who represented the Penquis region include: Laurie LaChance, State of Maine Economist; Tom Lizotte, Director of Marketing/Development, Mayo Regional Hospital; Mary Alyce Higgins, V.P. Human Resources, Matt Earnest, Director of Training and Development and Tara Pineo, Accountant, all of Interface Fabrics Group.

NOTE - This article reflects the views of the author and not necessarily those of the TRC Alliance Team.