Leadership Medina County announces that its Junior Leadership Director, Susan Vlcek, will retire on March 22, 2018, after 14 years of dedicated service. A seven-person committee is actively searching for a new director through a succession plan started last summer. A retirement celebration is being planned.
The board expresses its tremendous gratitude to Mrs. Vlcek for her years of service, vision and leadership.
“Susan has dedicated 14 years to Junior Leadership’s development, growth and progress. In doing so, she has impacted countless youth in our community.” says Susan Ungham, board president. She adds, “Susan’s unwavering commitment has greatly enhanced a program designed to shape the future of high school students in Medina County.”
Under Mrs. Vlcek’s leadership Junior Leadership has increased enrollment and class offerings by more than 50 percent. She also secured the largest foundation grant ever received by Leadership Medina County. Her efforts have helped Junior Leadership remain sustainable while maintaining tuition fees at a level that permits youth from all socioeconomic backgrounds to access high-caliber, rewarding leadership education. Through a collaboration with the United Way of Medina County, Susan grew class projects into student-led youth ventures.
Established in 2003, Junior Leadership Medina County is the only organization where students from public schools, home schools, and private schools can come together for a year of learning about themselves, their community, and civic leadership. Junior Leadership Medina County provides high-quality, affordable, and experiential leadership opportunities. Junior Leadership Medina County is one of three programs offered by Leadership Medina County, a 501c3 organization. Learn more about Leadership Medina County at www.leadershipmedinacounty.org.