Leader program begins
The Doniphan Leadership Institute will begin its 16th executive training program Jan 28 at William Jewell College, Liberty.
The Institute is a combined effort of the Clay County Economic Development Council (EDC) and Pryor Center for Leadership Development.
The purpose of Doniphan Leadership Institute is to develop leaders for Clay County and the metro area. Class members meet one day each month for six months.
The course, taught under the direction of Kevin Shaffstall of Pryor Center, includes leadership development theory, 360-Degree Feedback Assessment with consultation, in-depth group discussions, and experiential learning activities.
“It is a great class. It is six months of hard core how you become a better leader and a better person,” said Jim Hampton, executive director of EDC, who participated as a student in the first class. “This is the best leadership training class I’ve ever been to.”
About 250 have completed the program, said Hampton. “Anyone can attend. We strive to get a mix of for profit and not for profits.”
The program fee is $1,900. For information, contact EDC at 816-468-4989 or www.clayedc.com/Doniphan; or call the Pryor Center at 816-415-5052.
Youth flag football
Registration is open for Gladstone Parks & Recreation spring youth flag football league.
Youth in grades 1 through 8 of all skill levels are welcome. Focus will be on learning, sportsmanship and fun.
The fee is $60 per player. The registration deadline is Feb. 20 or whenever leagues are full. Players may register with a buddy.
The eight-week program for boys and girls begins March 2 and games start on March 28.
Register on-line at www.activityreg.com. For information, contact Russ Collins, recreation specialist, at 816-423-4085 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gladstone promotes officers
Two Gladstone police officers were promoted Dec. 24 by Public Safety Director Michael J. Hasty.
Officer Jessica Reed was promoted to police sergeant and Officer Koren Barden was promoted to police corporal.
Reed has worked with the department for three years as detective and patrol officer.
Barden also has worked with the department for three years as a patrol officer.
Both officers will serve in supervisory positions in patrol in the Field Services Division.
Clay County officials sworn in
Former Missouri State Representative Jerry Nolte was sworn in as presiding Clay County commissioner on Dec. 31 along with three other county office holders.
Also sworn in were: Megan Thompson, county clerk; Carol McCaslin, county auditor; and Daniel White, county prosecutor.
Both Lydia McEvoy, county collector; and Katee Porter, county recorder, were unable to attend the New Year’s Eve ceremony at the James S. Rooney Justice Center in Liberty and were to be sworn in at a later time.
| Norma King,
Special to The Star