Leadership Livingston Alumni Program
Leadership Livingston Alumni Program is open to graduates of the Leadership Livingston Program. The program was developed for Alumni to stay connected, continue to grow, provide a community service channel and, most importantly, to continue making Livingston Parish better.
The program is led by the Leadership Livingston Alumni Council. The council meets monthly to plan, prepare and discuss actions. The Alumni Council does offer support of the most current class and also nominates quality candidates for future classes.
Annual Alumni Meeting | Ongoing | Community Service Projects | Continues Leadership Education | Leadership Alumni Social
Leadership Program Four Key Goals
Blanket Drive | Council on Aging Donations and Annual Meeting assistance | Litter Free Lp Initiative | Playground completion
Speakers with an education component | Alumni round table sessions | communications | Leadership
Learning Sessions | Meeting Speaker Invites | Live 2 Lead Programming | Communications
Alumni Meetings | Mixers | Quarterly Meetings | Graduation | Annual Alumni Reunion
Leadership | Ongoing Community Service
Blanket Drive. Introduced in 2019, the Leadership Livingston Alumni Program launched a blanket drive to impact private nonprofits in Livingston Parish. The idea for the drive came about when the Chamber was contacted by a local agency asking for assistance in providing blankets to their clients.
With uncertaintly in 2020 about the transfer of covid, we skipped a year. In 2021, we returned bigger and better with over 1000 blankets collected and delivered to agencies parish wide.
Blanket Drive for LP Families
Over 1000 blankets were collected and distributed to agencies across the parish. The initiative ran December 2 - 20th. Thousands in donations were collected and combined with blankets dropped off, put the initiative at its biggest year yet with over 1000 collected. Funds for the program were disbursed through the Livingston Chamber Foundation, the 501 C3 arm of the Chamber. Here is the full press release.
"We saw how quickly the business community rallied to help our local citizens in need. We decided to jump in and expand on the help we offered last year. The perfect vehicle for the Livingston Parish Chamber to complete this project through is our Leadership Livingston Alumni program," said April Wehrs, Chamber President & CEO.
Blankets will be collected at the Livingston Parish Chamber of Commerce office at 248 Veterans Blvd Denham Springs, LA 70727, and additional locations as they become available.
“Leadership Alumni have been a part of championing our community through the Leadership Livingston class and have already completed impactful community projects. Alumni are excited about this project. Originally, we looked at providing blankets for one agency, but decided that there would be a greater reach if all agencies in Livingston Parish were able to participate,” said Wehrs.
Leadership Livingston Alumni Council
Left to Right: Michelle Tranchina, Steve Bernard, Sybil Cotten, Mike Cotton, April Wehrs, Tiffany Sicard, Cheri Odom, Lloyd Andell
Mike Cotton - Alumni Council Chair