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Leadership training benefits newcomer

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Alissa Nourse

Being a relative newcomer to the area, Alissa Nourse took her predecessor’s advice to learn about the area through Leadership Lake Tahoe.

As the executive director of Tahoe Youth & Family Services for less than a year, Nourse is thrilled to be expanding her circle of acquaintances beyond the service community and into the business community.

Nourse is able to be part of Leadership Lake Tahoe through a $500 grant from Core 24 Charities. Members of Core 24 are graduates of the 2003 Leadership class and have pledged to continue the tradition by sponsoring at least one individual in each Leadership class.

Core 24 puts on the annual Tahoe Winter Expo, which will be Nov. 17 this year.

New this year to Leadership was a weekend retreat at which 20 plus members of Leadership 2005 were able to get to know each other, take personality tests and gear-up for the months ahead.

“I really like Virginia Boyar. I’m not only learning great stuff, but how to facilitate better. She is a powerful woman,” Nourse said.

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Boyar is the director of vocational education at Lake Tahoe Community College and has been part of Leadership since its inaugural year in 2003.

“I thought Nichole (Loftis) had done such a good job to build Tahoe Youth & Family Services and I didn’t want to lose that because I was new,” Nourse said of the reason for joining the 11-month program which is sponsored by the South Lake Tahoe and Tahoe Douglas chambers of commerce.

“I would encourage people from all over the community to do Leadership,” Nourse said.

For information about Core 24 Charities, e-mail core24charities@onebox.com or call (866) 239-7685.