Signature Program

Leadership Medina County announces Signature Class of 2020

On behalf of the Board of Directors, Leadership Medina County is proud to announce this year’s class of 2020, the 29th class to go through the program. The following individuals have completed the opening retreat and selected four community projects: The Wrap Recycling Action Program (WRAP), Point in Time Count, SHARE Cluster Marketing/Branding, and Civic…

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There Are More Things That Unite Us Than Divide Us

Columbus 2019 is in the books! There is no better way to explain the day than through the eyes of the Class of 2019. Feel the energy of their day by reading the comments below. “Justice Kennedy was amazing! She was an excellent speaker who kept me engaged and on the edge of my seat…

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Class Project Provides Funding Opportunities

By Guest Writer, Debra Kubena-Yatsko ’01 The 2018-2019 Leadership Medina County Class organized and executed the most successful Medina County Homeless Point-in-Time Count to date!  For months prior to the Count, Class members met to organize, recruit volunteers, solicit donations, and provide volunteer training.  On a very cold night, January 22, 2019, Class members and…

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Nature Spoke and LMC Listened

For years, Leadership Medina County has combined topics on the Environment with Quality of Life for one powerhouse day. What is quality of life? If you ask a group of people you will likely get varying answers. Quality of life for communities does look different from individual quality of life. It’s easy to take for…

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The Apple is Getting Smaller

Agriculture Day started with the statement, “This is 1/32 of an apple and it represents the area of the Earth’s surface with the potential to grow the food needed to feed all of the people on Earth.” The day soon became a favorite for the class who discovered many different types of agriculture in Medina…

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Adapting to the Real World

How do you prepare students today for the jobs of tommorow? Medina County Schools are doing it every day with STEM and other outstanding programs preparing students for the real world. If you have not taken a tour at your local school district, we highly recommend taking the time to tour and get to know…

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Pathways to Health

On Wellness Day, the Class of 2019, The Difference Makers, learned there are many pathways to health. In Medina County, there are many doors where help is available. From the Health Department and Free Clinic to our local hospitals to addiction resources, our community is working together to make sure everyone is receiving health care…

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“PIT” Crew Helps with County-wide Homeless Count

Project is a Leadership Medina County Class of 2019 Initiative Each year in late January, counties nation-wide participate in a count of their citizens, both sheltered and unsheltered, experiencing homelessness.  Known as the Point In Time, or “PIT”, count, the information is used to help the nation document progress towards ending homelessness, and help the…

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A Humbling Experience – Walking a mile in their shoes

Leadership Medina County spent Human Services Day walking a mile in the shoes of people living in poverty. The following are some comments from the day. I was a 10 year old during the poverty simulation and I watched how stressed out my “parents” were just trying to take care of everything. There wasn’t enough…

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