The 2015 Southwest New Mexico Leadership Class had its initial meeting in January on WNMU’s Silver City campus. Those selected for the program come from the financial section, health care, education, county, city, town, and regional government units, the Forest Service, and non-profit organizations in Luna and Grant County.
Those participating in the program this year are Mone’t Borla, Olivia Britton, Erica Carlos, Letty Castillo, Jessica Enriquez, Jessica Etcheverry, Cerisse Grijalva, Jack Herndon, Jeff Hobbs, Linda Hoy, Jolene Huffman, Glory Johnson, Jual Ortiz, Razanna Thomas, Peggy White and Michael Zaragoza.
In addition to learning or renewing leadership skills and practices, the participants will develop a community project by which to apply their learning. The group will meet in February and March in Deming at the Andres Z. Silva Conference Center before returning to the WNMU campus for the April meeting and a graduation ceremony.
The Southwest New Mexico Leadership program, in its seventh year, accepts a limited number of participants each spring. The four-month program is dedicated to priding participants with skills and tools to be effective community and workforce leaders.