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Scottsdale Leader Recognition

Rachel Brockway, Class 23
Scottsdale Leadership Marketing and Resource Development Manager

Scottsdale Leadership is now accepting nominations for the 13 Annual Spirit of Community Leadership Awards.
Nominations are open for the following:
Frank W. Hodges Alumni Achievement Award
Presented by Prestige Cleaners, this award commemorates Class I graduate, Frank Hodges, by recognizing an alumnus of Scottsdale Leadership who has made a significant and notable contribution to the community. Nominations are due September 7. Click here for nomination form.

Drinkwater Community Leadership Award
Presented by Merrill Lynch, the Drinkwater award commemorates former Scottsdale Mayor Herb Drinkwater’s commitment to Scottsdale. Nominees for this award are not alumni of Scottsdale Leadership, but rather those who have demonstrated outstanding community leadership and service. Nominations are due September 7. Click here for nomination form.

Corporate Leadership Award
Presented by Henkel Consumer Goods, Inc. This award honors a company that supports a philosophy and process for involving employees in community service, honors humanitarian values, and positively impacts the community through leadership and financial support. Nominations are due September 7. Click here for nomination form.

Youth Leadership Award
Presented by Scottsdale Active 20-30 Club & Foundation, this award honors a youth leader in their junior or senior year of high school. Nominees are leaders in their school, family, community and extracurricular activities. Nominations are due September 14.   Click here for nomination form.

Award recipients will be honored at Scottsdale Leadership’s 13 Annual Spirit of Community Leadership Awards Luncheon, on Dec. 14. For more information, call 480-627-6710 or visit scottsdaleleadership.org .

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Seeing the big picture is hard – but necessary

By Katy Kelewae, Class 22
STARS, Development Associate & Volunteer Coordinator

Looking at a present situation and deciding to take a leadership role in wherever your passion lies may seem daunting task. It is often hard, if not impossible, to visualize what the end result may look like. I am fortunate enough to know one amazing individual who took her passion from the very starting point to what is today the non-profit, Scottsdale Training and Rehabilitation Services or STARS.

Mary King had just moved to Scottsdale, in 1973 and was working part time in the City Manager’s office. She was given the task of researching what programs and services were available to adults with intellectual disabilities in the Scottsdale area. She found none. With the support of Scottsdale elected officials, including Mayor Herb Drinkwater, Mary began to pull together other passionate individuals and groups who all wanted the same result – employment opportunities for adults with intellectual disabilities.

For the past 38 years, Mary has stayed by STARS’ side through many changes including adopting the name STARS, the opening of new facilities and the closing of others. If asked in 1973 if she thought one project at her part time job would change the lives of so many people, she probably would have said “no.” Mary saw an underserved population, knew that something had to be done to make their lives better, and kept going by taking it one day, task, challenge at a time. Today, STARS serves 180 adults with intellectual disabilities and their family’s everyday because of her dedication and focus.

Looking into 2011 and beyond, we see others setting a course for the future of STARS, a future that may not be fully realized for years. In 1973 the shift for individuals with disabilities was from institutionalization, to programs and services. Today, the shift is from sheltered employment to full integration into the community. Scottsdale Unified School District took a big step in 2010 towards creating the next phase of services for individuals with intellectual disabilities by partnering with STARS and creating the Cholla Special Needs Community Campus. Companies such as Fry’s and Scottsdale Healthcare are leading the way locally by creating the employment future for adults with disabilities along with STARS and others who continue onward by taking it one day at a time.

One person was able to look ahead and take action, where do you think you can make a difference?

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Nominate the Leaders Who Inspire You!

Contact: Rachel Brockway
Marketing and Resource Development Manager
(480) 627-6710

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Scottsdale Leadership, Inc., a nonprofit organization serving Scottsdale and the surrounding community, is now accepting nominations for the 2010 Spirit of Community Leadership Awards.  The awards are the Drinkwater Community Leadership Award, Frank W. Hodges Alumni Achievement Award, Corporate Leadership Award, and Youth Leadership Award.

The Drinkwater Leadership Award, presented by Merrill Lynch, commemorates former Mayor Herb Drinkwater’s commitment to Scottsdale by honoring a member of the community who has made a significant and notable contribution to the greater Scottsdale community. Scottsdale Leadership alumni are not eligible to receive this award. Previous recipients include Marc Miller, Bill Soderquist, Paul Messinger and Sam Campana, among others.  Nominations for the Drinkwater Leadership award are due September 3, 2010.

The Hodges Alumni Achievement Award, presented by Prestige Cleaners, commemorates Frank W. Hodges, a graduate of Scottsdale Leadership Class I, by honoring a Scottsdale Leadership alumnus who illustrates exemplary community service and humanitarian values. Previous recipients of this award include Kurt M. Brueckner, Linda Milhaven, Virginia Korte, and Cindy Slick, among others.  Nominations for the Hodges Alumni award are due September 3, 2010.

The Corporate Leadership Award, presented by Henkel Consumer Goods, Inc., honors a company that supports leadership as a key organizational philosophy. Companies eligible for this award have in place a process for encouraging employees to become involved in community service, honor humanitarian values, and positively impact the community through leadership and financial support Previous recipients of this award include Scottsdale Insurance Company and APS. Nominations for the Corporate Leadership award are due September 3, 2010.

The Youth Leadership Award, presented by Scottsdale 20-30 Foundation, recognizes a teenager who exhibits leadership skills within their school, community and extracurricular activities. Nominees must be a high school junior or senior. Nominations for the Youth Leadership award are due September 10, 2010.

Award recipients will be honored at Scottsdale Leadership’s 11th Annual Spirit of Community Leadership Awards Luncheon, on Dec. 10, 2010 at The Scottsdale Resort and Conference Center. To download an award nomination form or for more information, visit www.scottsdaleleadership.org, or call (480) 627-6710.

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Scottsdale Leadership is proud to celebrate 25 years of serving the community through its leadership development and alumni programs. Scottsdale Leadership prepares citizens to take on leadership roles in an ever-changing world.  To date more than 800 graduates have been empowered to lead youth, civic, and philanthropic organizations in Scottsdale and throughout Arizona.

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