When the Leadership Lake Tahoe Class of 2013-14 met for the first time last September the group was presented with the task of organizing a leadership summit for Lake Tahoe.
On Saturday, May 10, the summit will come to fruition.
“The organizers and (TahoeChamber) present each class with a project, and ours was to organize a summit. They didn’t have a specific focus, they told us whatever you feel is important,” said Molly Novasel, owner of Athena Internet Marketing and leadership class member. “We decided to take what we learned in leadership and pack it into one day.”
The description of the summit, entitled “Elevate Your View,” says it “will raise awareness and empower the community to improve the future of Lake Tahoe.”
The day will feature keynote speakers Dave Meslin, a community choreographer, and Dana Williams, the former mayor of Park City, Utah.
“We really wanted to get someone from Park City, because we feel they are a model that we want to follow,” Novasel said. “Both of them are excited to come to Tahoe.”
The rest of the day will feature breakout sessions about the environment, investment and entrepreneurship, education, tourism, private-public collaboration and community health and safety. The sessions will feature tourism, government and local leaders discussing challenges and opportunities the community faces.
“The (sessions) will show how important it is to work together,” Novasel said, adding she was looking forward to the private-public session the most. “It will show that we should work with private investors for a more profitable and more beautiful South Shore.”
Novasel said the speakers are anxious to address people in the community and explain their roles.
“They were fantastic and easy to work with. They want the rest of the community to get involved.”
The summit will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 10 at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa. Registration takes place at 8 a.m. and is $50 a person or $25 with a student ID. Registration and more information can be found at www.elevatetahoe.com. Tickets also can be purchased from any leadership representative or at the chamber.
“Leadership is such an incredible program,” Novasel said. “It has inspired me to stay in Tahoe.”