FALLON, Nevada – Designed for and inspired by the young leaders of Churchill County, LEAD Green’s second annual summit will be held on Aug 3-4 at Churchill County High School.
With “Act Local. Think Global.” as this year's summit theme, participants will engage in robust leadership development rooted in community-based action and global understanding.
The summit is an opportunity for the dedicated and talented leaders of Churchill County, from both CCHS and Oasis Academy, to engage with one another as well as leaders that came before them through panels and a keynote speaker. Group activities, workshops, a service project, and guided self-reflection will help participants bolster their leadership skills and future goals.
Keynote speaker Rachel Mills graduated from Churchill County High School before receiving her bachelors degree from Linfield University and traveling the world. Mills has worked for nonprofit organizations and taught debate in multiple countries, including Afghanistan and Morocco. She served in the Peace Corps and now works as a paramedic in Reno and for Search and Rescue.
“I want Fallon’s youth to know and believe they can go anywhere from here,” Mills said. “This leadership summit will better equip students to have a positive impact on their communities and world.”
In addition to the keynote speaker, community leaders within Churchill County such as County Commissioners, City Council members, and local business owners will also present at the conference.
LEAD Green is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and cultivating the leaders of Churchill County through trainings like the summit, a scholarship program, and mentoring. Founded by recent Washington State University graduate and Fallon native Garrett Kalt, the organization was inspired by his own support network in Fallon and the opportunities he was given as a young leader.
“Our team is thrilled to host our second leadership summit,” said Kalt. “Students loved it last year and we hope to take it to the next level. We are so thankful for the community’s support of our young leaders and this cause.”
To sign up, participants can register online at leadgreenwave.org or on-site. A $15 registration fee includes a t-shirt, meals for the weekend and all other conference materials.
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Micaiah Saling, VP of Communication
Garrett Kalt, Founder & President