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Congratulations to Leadership Arvada Class of 2012

The Arvada Economic Development Association, City of Arvada, and the Arvada Chamber congratulate the Leadership Arvada Class of 2012. Today the graduates were honored at a breakfast ceremony along with a special recognition given to Gary Creager, Deputry Chief of the Arvada Police Department for his ongoing assistance in orchestrating the program. The graduates are listed below:

Kelli Boyd, Jefferson Animal Clinic                   Mike Piper, Arvada Fire Protection District
Clair Burch, MediaNews Group                         Lynn Sierras-Krone
John Conley, HP                                                   Tommy Skul, Arvada Colts & Farmers Insurance
Jill Driver, Jake’s Toy Box                                    Ellen Speare, Red Rocks Community College
Luis Hernandez, Sam’s Club                             Ryan Stachelski, AEDA
Chris Johnstone, College Nannies & Tutors           Kendra Thompson-Eliason, Arvada Chamber
Brenda Lenz, Custom Environmental Services      Clark Walker, AURA
Justin Maillet, APEX Parks & Rec District             Randy Weinert, Arvada Community Food Bank
Amy Melnick, Sound Body Sound Mind Fitness   David Witherspoon, Pridemark/Rural Metro
Heidi Wolle

Hazel Hartbarger, Director of the Arvada Economic Development Association says, “Dot Wright of the Arvada Chamber of Commerce and I are so proud of those who completed this class, as well as those in prior classes. Since beginning of the program in 2009, each class leaves a positive and lasting mark on the community through class projects, continued community involvement, and relationships formed through the experience.”

Leadership Arvada is still accepting applications for the 2013 class. This is a great opportunity to build relationships, expand personal networks, and increase your circle of influence. Space is limited! Candidates must be concerned about Arvada, willing to commit the time needed for class completion, and be able to engage in the conversation. To learn more about this exciting opportunity including deadline, cost, and activities, go to or

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