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Kudos & Kindness

Leadership in our town

To the editor:

Recently both personally and professionally I have been concerned about the future of our community in South Lake Tahoe.

People moving, schools closing, small businesses shutting down and so on. Then Leadership Lake Tahoe came along. This is the third year for Leadership Lake Tahoe, a program supported and administered by both chambers. The purpose of the yearlong class is to educate citizens in the inner workings of our community to build leaders for the future.

Members of Leadership Lake Tahoe 2005 launched their “class project” by touring the three residential homes that are owned and operated by Sierra Recovery Center. The goal of that tour was to assess the amount of work, maintenance, repairs and improvements that need to be made to the homes, for which grant money is not available to SRC. The renovation project, which is slated to be complete by the end of October, is called “One Home at a Time.”

Their goal is to put their talents along with volunteers’ talents and manpower to work in our community to make a positive impact – not just in the neighborhood appeal, but in the lives of the residents at those three recovery facilities. I can not stress enough how important community support is for nonprofit organizations. The leadership project members have a great amount of energy and I am very excited that they picked SRC as their project for 2005.

With the support of the community, I am positive that the completion of this project will leave a dramatic effect not just on the three residential facilities and the clients, but the community as well.

Projects such as this show that there are people in the community who care about this town. We have seen the downfall with the school district residents moving, housing issues and cost of living. It is very encouraging to see such an effort and involvement from people who live and care about our town today.

The support of the community is very important to this town and I encourage everyone to keep supporting.

Betsy Fedor

Executive director

Sierra Recovery Center

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