Leadership Announces Class 27 Recruitment
Program intends to recruit for a reduced class size in November 2020 for its 2021/2022 class
PARK CITY, UTAH (October 2020) —
Dear Leadership Park City Alumni, Supporters & Friends,
The past seven months have been stressful, strange, and challenging for all of us. Despite the unforeseen obstacles presented by the coronavirus pandemic Leadership Park City has soldiered on. I thought this an appropriate time to provide our alumni, supporters, and friends with an update and a look forward.
Leadership Park City was conceived and organized as a program that specifically encourages personal networking as well as providing relevant community and personal information and training to its participants. Our success over the past 26 years has been largely measured by the strength of the close relationships we have forged and the service back to the community our alumni have provided. We very much wish to carry on building on this tradition and strong foundation.
1. CLASS 26 began its leadership year in October 2019 and continued to meet in person through its February session. The class then met via Zoom for sessions in March, April, May, and June once the Covid-19 pandemic took hold. Unfortunately, the summer alumni picnic was cancelled in July as was this year’s CityTour in September, which would have taken us to Sedona and Flagstaff, Arizona. The class was able to meet again in person at City Park in September while adhering to all health department protocols. We extended the class’s leadership year so we could once again meet in person in October and will graduate the class in November. These last two sessions will be held inside city facilities like the Library Community Room, the Santy Auditorium and perhaps at City Hall. We continue to monitor applicable state and county health regulations to insure the safety of all participants.
2. CLASS 27 recruitment will begin in November, with an application deadline in early December. Class 27 will be selected by December 18 and start their leadership year in January 2021. Starting the new class in January is entirely dependent on a number of factors and the current health situation at that time, so we will remain flexible in our planning.
a. Class 27 will only begin its leadership year in January if we can be reasonably assured that the health crisis allows us to meet in person for our sessions. If this
is not possible, we will postpone beginning Class 27 until the situation permits in-person meetings.
b. Class 27 will be limited in size to no more than 25 participants so we can more fully engage in social distancing using the indoor facilities available to us.
c. Each participant must understand and agree when applying that all sessions will be ‘in-person’ and state that their personal situations allow them to be comfortable attending.
d. The only exception to in-person meetings will be if state and county health regulations mandate we suspend in-person gatherings at which point we will institute alternative strategies like Zoom meetings.
3. SELECTION COMMITTEE FOR CLASS 27: we once again would like a cross section of our alumni to serve on this year’s Selection Committee for Class 27. We are limiting the size of the selection committee to 15 for health reasons, and will choose what we consider to be the most representative cross section of our alumni and others who volunteer to serve on the committee. Please contact Minda Stockdale at email@example.com if you wish to serve. You will receive the application packet by December 4 and we will meet either in-person or via Zoom to select Class 27 on December 16.
4. Recruiting applicants for Class 27:
a. As always our alumni, supporters and friends are our best resource for identifying great potential new leadership applicants.
b. We will be advertising the application process starting by the end of October in our city and leadership newsletters, by email, social media and on KPCW and in the Park Record.
c. Due to the personal nature of our leadership program and the stringent health restrictions we must adhere to its important for potential applicants to understand that the essence of our leadership program depends on in-person networking sessions. It is therefore imperative that applicants assess their individual health situation and be willing to express their agreement to abide by this in-person requirement prior to applying.
Leadership Park City is proud of its 26 year history and the impact it has made on the community we all love. We do not wish to lose momentum even in these most trying times and therefore trust you understand the changes we’ve been forced to make, and that you will join us in recruiting our next class of future leaders.
Myles Rademan, Founder & Director
Leadership Park City
About Park City Municipal Corporation Park City Municipal Corporation is the government seat for Park City, Utah. A former silver mining town, Park City is now home to two world-class ski resorts and was the mountain host for the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic Winter Games. The town of 7,500 also hosts many special events, including the Sundance Film Festival and the Kimball Arts Festival. For more information, please visit parkcity.org.