The 2014-2015 Commerce Lexington Leadership Lexington class completed an excellent year on June 11, 2015 with a graduation ceremony and alumni reception at ArtsPlace Lexington.
Megan Moore, KVC Kentucky’s Director of Training, Development, and Compliance was named the 2014-2015 Leadership Lexington Distinguished Leader of the Year. This honor is given to only one leader in the class each year, and no doubt was given to Megan in part for her leadership in and success of her team project, Nourish Your Neighborhood. Nourish Your Neighborhood aims to partner with local restaurants to create options for patrons to donate, turning money into meals. Patron donations will be converted to gift cards at local restaurants and provided to Family Resource Centers in neighborhood schools, providing meals for students and families in need in our community.
Keynote speaker, UK Hoops Coach Matthew Mitchell, spoke on what separates an “okay” leader from a GREAT one. KVC Kentucky is fortunate to have great leaders within our own organization. Coach Mitchell’s charity, The Mitchell Family Foundation, works to create and promote strength of character in the Bluegrass.
“I am humbled and honored to have received this award among such an esteemed group of Leadership Lexington classmates. It has truly been my privilege to have a team of talented, passionate, enthusiastic and dedicated leaders working on the Nourish Your Neighborhood project,” explained Megan, on receiving such a great honor. “I am so thankful to KVC for the opportunity to participate in the Leadership Lexington Program and for my leadership team and colleagues for their encouragement and support throughout this year.”
Leadership Lexington is a leadership development program sponsored by Commerce Lexington that gives participants the opportunity to better understand the city of Lexington and to prepare for the challenges it faces by meeting with and learning from today’s leaders. It is an educational opportunity that broadens perspectives and allows participants to gain increased understanding of community dynamics and public issues.