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Leadership Anne Arundel Announces Neighborhood Leadership Academy Class of 2020

Monday, January 27, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Kris Shock
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Leadership Anne Arundel (LAA), the premier leadership training and networking institute in Anne Arundel County, has announced 23 participants in the Neighborhood Leadership Academy Class of 2020.

The purpose of the Neighborhood Leadership Academy (NLA) is to ensure that grassroots emerging leaders can access leadership training and development needed to have an impact on the critical issues affecting the quality of their lives and communities. The program provides interactive, hands-on training for participants on how to identify and assess community needs; to work with, engage and lead other citizens; and to better understand and gain access to existing resources and decision-makers affecting their communities. The class meets for six sessions over six months (3 weekday nights/3 Saturdays).

NLA focuses on strategically recruiting individuals who are interested in tackling challenges in their communities throughout the county and preparing them to engage on issues that matter to them, thereby improving the quality of life for all residents of Anne Arundel County. NLA participants are selected based on their sincere concern for the county, and on their commitment to making a difference in their community.

The NLA program is offered at no charge to the participants, assisted, in part, by the Jerome S. & Grace H. Murray Foundation.

The NLA Class of 2020 will graduate together with the Flagship 2020 class at the Tribute to Community Leadership event at Live! Casino and Hotel on Tuesday, June 23, 2020.


Leadership Anne Arundel NLA 2020 Class

 Margaret Allen                       
Shaakira Arnold                     
Barbara Balazek                     
Leanna Braun                         
Comacell Brown, Jr.              
Marcia Brown                        
Ronshaye Clark                      
Adam Commodore                 
Natalie Degraffinreaidt
Beryle Downs                        
Dericka Francis                      
Gregory Gulley
Erin Holland
Melonie Holmes
Sherry Hutton
John Kagiri
Adriana Lee
Bridget Mclaughlin
Yolanda Mills
Tommia Pore
Dominique Scurry
Tameka Smith
Deborah Wilkerson-Wilson

More information can be found at


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Leadership Anne Arundel (LAA), is a non-profit 501c3 organization founded in 1993.  The mission of LAA is to provide people of diverse backgrounds with the education, resources, and networks necessary to become successful proactive leaders. LAA has over 1400 graduates from its three (3) core programs. LAA graduates serve in leadership positions in public sector, private sector and non-profit organizations throughout the Baltimore-Washington metro area. For more information visit


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