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Ankeny Leadership Institute Invites Local Leaders to Be Part of Community Legacy

Post Date:09/11/2017 4:55 PM

Ankeny Leadership Institute (ALI) is unveiling an enhanced and expanded program focused on strengths-based leadership, community insight and project based learning. Participants will explore issues and opportunities in Ankeny and develop a project to giving back to the community.

Applications are being accepted for the 2017-2018 Ankeny Leadership Institute.The deadline to apply is Friday, Sept. 29, 2017. This seven-month program begins in October 2017 with participants meeting once a month until April 2018. Details and applications are available at www.ankenyleadership.org. Space is limited.

ALI graduate, Brett Burkhart recently shared why he participated in the program. “I joined ALI at the recommendation of my friend and business partner who had just completed it. I saw the relationships he built and the way that it helped him to get involved. I knew that the best way for me to really understand how to grow as a person, citizen of Ankeny, and leader in my business and community, would be to go through the ALI program.”

The Ankeny Leadership Institute is a self-funded program. It is a partnership between Ankeny Area Chamber of Commerce, Ankeny Economic Development Corporation and the City of Ankeny. Participants in each ALI class have added to a legacy of community focused projects that have included: Back Pack Buddies, Art for Ankeny, Pay-It-Forward Ankeny, Little Free Libraries, Renovation of TAKE (The Ankeny Klothing Exchange), Painting of Ankeny Service Center, Family baskets for On With Life, Play It Forward and more.

2017 Class Project Unveiling
The 2017 class will honor fallen and retired police officers with a permanent recognition display at the Ankeny Police Station. The public is invited to the unveiling on Sept. 22, 2017, 4 – 5 p.m. The Ankeny Police Station is located at 411 SW Ordnance Road.

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