January Leading Edge


Welcome to the Leading Edge Newsletter!

Join us for Emerging Leaders Graduation on February 7th

Join us in celebrating the LMC Emerging Leaders Class of 2019 at their graduation dinner on Thursday, February 7 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at Weymouth Grand Ballroom, 3946 Weymouth Road, Medina.  Emerging Leaders program is LMC’s young adult professionals leadership program.  Registration closes on February 1st.  Click here to register.

Are you or someone you know interested in learning about our LMC programs?

Join us on February 20th for our Awareness Social at Williams-on-the-Lake from 4:30pm-6:30pm.  Meet Leadership Medina County alumni and learn more about the Signature and Emerging Leaders programs. Information will also be available for our Junior Leadership program.  Leadership Medina County develops more effective leadership by showcasing Medina County’s strengths, examining its problems, and inspiring everyone to engage in solutions.  Ticket includes appetizers, soda, wine, and beer. Register here

All applications will open on February 21st.

Seeking LMC Recruits for Signature, Emerging, and Junior Leadership Programs

If you know someone who would be a great candidate for one of LMC’s programs, please share their name and contact information with us here.  We’d like to invite them to our Awareness Social to ​​​learn more about our programs and the application process.


New LMC Name Badges

If you are an alumni and interested in ordering a new LMC name badge with the new logo on it, please contact Stephanie Zingaro at admin@leadershipmedinacounty.org or call (330) 721-7118.  Badges are $10 each and can be picked up at the LMC office.  Orders will be placed monthly.


Wondering what our leaders are doing on their class days this year?

Emerging Leaders – LMC’s young professionals leadership program

ELs at Sandridge Food Corporation

Class member of the current Emerging Leaders Class take advantage of an Out of Class Experience hosted by Sandridge Food Corporation.

Being Diverse and Speaking Out

Leadership Medina County Emerging Leaders got to hear from Denise Testa, Director of The University of Akron, Medina County University Center about George Washington and Servant Leadership, think about personal bias and the importance of diversity from Susan Vlcek, Retired Junior Leadership Medina County Director and how to best make a delivery from Vicky Nann, District Director of Toastmasters International District 10.

Click here for photos


Junior Leadership

Jr. Leadership seeking followers on Instagram

One of the class projects for a group of high school juniors in this year’s Jr. Leadership Program has been charged with creating awareness within their schools and among their classmates about what Jr. Leadership is and the benefits of becoming part of the program.

To this effort, they have created an Instagram account to capture and post videos and photographs of the activities they are participating in on their class days.  Please help this group of students by following Jr. Leadership on Instagram at jr_leadership_medina_county

How Sweet it is to be in Junior Leadership

Written by 2019 Junior Leadership Class Member: Dina Usanovic

The Junior Leadership class of 2019 had the joy of meeting yet again on January 8th, 2019, at the Blair Center in Westfield. Apart from hearing a multitude of languages spoken during lunch (French, German, and more!) it was a relatively “normal” day.  Read more

Signature Class

Check out all the cool places that this year’s Signature class visited on Healthcare and Wellness Day

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 and support. We hope you will take a few minutes to review the resources below and find a way to be involved.   Read more 

Lifetime Membership now available!

As a value-add to our alumni, we are now accepting Lifetime memberships for those that are interested in taking full advantage of being an alumni of one of our programs.  

Register for Lifetime Membership

LMC Lifetime Membership Benefits

  • Free or discounted admission to LMC alumni events
  • Exclusive access to our online directory
  • Our monthly newsletter
  • Notice of volunteer opportunities and board member opportunities
  • Eligibility to post your professional and personal accomplishments to our e-newsletter and website
  • Prepaid dues for life of the purchaser (nontransferable)
  • Special recognition on LMC website and in printed and electronic materials
  • Exclusive invitations to special VIP events and happenings
  • New LMC silver nametag (with our new logo) identifying you as a lifetime member
  • Monthly payment plans available by contacting our office at (330) 721-7118 or Email us.

Public Events

Government Academy – next workshop on Agriculture, Agritainment, Agritourism, and Food Insecurity on February 21, 2019

The Government Academy is a series of workshops offered through the OSU Extension Medina County and Leadership Medina County for individuals interested in learning about the mechanics and philosophies that impact government action.  Workshops are taught by experts and faculty from The Ohio State University, local attorneys, elected officials and subject matter experts.

The Government Academy is also seeking sponsors for the program.  Sponsorship Opportunities.

Government Academy Brochure and Schedule

Register here 


Upcoming Events…..More details to follow!

Community Education
Red & Blue Together Again:  Having Respectful Conversations
March 15, 2019 @ Tri-C’s Brunswick University Center
Registration Coming Soon!

LMC 2019 Annual Golf Scramble
June 10, 2019 @ Weymouth Country Club
Seeking Committee Members!!!  If you are interested in helping plan the golf scramble and participating on the planning committee, please contact Stephanie Zingaro at stephanie@leadershipmedinacounty.org or (330) 721-7118.  First meeting is scheduled for Monday, February 4th @ 5pm at Sully’s in Medina.



Alumni Opportunities

Class Notes

Community News and Events

Emerging Leaders

Junior Leadership


Signature Leadership


Alumni Links

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Lifetime Memberships now available!
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Contact Us

6300 Technology Lane, Medina, OH 44256
Phone: 330-721-7118

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