March 2020   
 Issue 14


What's New?

Congrats to Heather Aberg, Leader of the Year!  
Leader of the Year Nominees
Our Keynote Speaker, John Thexton

Thank you to our Wonderful Food Vendors 
Graduation Ceremony Postponed
Become a "Friend of Leadership Evergreen"
Congratulations to Heather Aberg,
Leader of the Year!  

(Heather Aberg pictured above with 2018 Leader of the Year, Rabbi Jamie Arnold)
Congratulations to Heather Aberg, who was voted Leader of the Year at the March 5 Honoree Celebration.  Aberg is the founder and Executive Director of Resilience 1220.  With suicide now the leading cause of death for Colorado youth, Resilience 1220 is addressing a national public health crisis.  Licensed therapists provide free counseling services to youth ages 12–20 in the mountain communities west of Denver,  working to raise awareness of the social, emotional, and mental-health issues young people face, and to provide the necessary life skills to create wellness and resiliency in their lives. 
Aberg has run a monthly support group for many years for those who have lost a loved one to suicide. She was a bereavement counselor with Mt. Evans for twenty years and had a private practice for over seven years. To read more information about Resilience 1220, click

We also wish to congratulate all of the incredible nominees:  

Jeanne Beaudry - Mountain Area Land Trust
Jeanne Beaudry has been the director of the Mountain Area Land Trust for ten years. She has been the quiet catalyst for making MALT into organization it is today. MALT works with private landowners and rancher to conserve land in perpetuity, and works to create public land preservation such as the Beaver Brook Watershed. Under her leadership, MALT conserved has conserved a total of 22,000 acres - forever!

Brandon Brekke - Evergreen High School
Brandon began his career in education in 2006, originally as a History teacher. He taught at an international school in Costa Rica for two year while pursuing my MA degree in educational leadership. He was fortunate to rejoin the Jeffco family as a Dean and Assistant Principal, at Jefferson High School, Drake Middle School, and is now the Principal of Evergreen High School.

Dr. Jeff Brodsky - JOY International
Dr. Jeff Brodsky is a world-renowned author and global expert in the field of anti-trafficking. In 1981, Dr. Brodsky founded JOY International with the vision of bringing freedom, hope and joy to suffering children around the world. Dr. Jeff and JOY International staff members travel all over the world to speak about trafficking, how to recognize it when you see it, and what you can do to help prevent it. On July 19th, 2010, Dr. Jeff began living totally barefoot to show solidarity and bring awareness to the plight of children being held as sex slaves around the world. His organization has contributed to the rescue of over 2,000 children, teens and young women.

Cindy Latham - Evergreen Rotary Wildfire Task Force

Cindy is a Team Leader for the North Turkey Creek Community Wildfire Protection and Implementation Plan, serves on the community wildfire readiness leadership team with Evergreen Fire Rescue and has been working closely with Colorado State Forestry, Evergreen Fire Rescue and Elk Creek Fire Department on multiple projects. She also joined Evergreen Rotary one year ago and chairs their Wildfire Task Force.

Our Keynote Speaker, John Thexton

John Thexton is a PH.D., a reverend, an ER nurse and has worked as the director of Cityconnexx, a nonprofit with the mission of connecting other nonprofits with those in need and coaching them on how to engage with a community in a way that provides all involved with the best possible outcome.

Today John spends much of his time traveling around the globe where he teaches a master’s program in organizational leadership with Development Associates International. This involves a 1-week intensive than 20 weeks of mentorship and online teaching. The students are from all walks of life: business persons, teachers, non-profit directors, physicians. The goal is to partner with indigenous leadership to promote sustainable community development.

Thank You To
All of our Wonderful Food Vendors!  

Trusan Cuisines 
La Cuisine
The Wild Game
The Bistro at Marshdale
West 74 Pub and Grub
Tuscany Tavern
Vivian's Gourmet
The April 23 graduation ceremony for the Class of 2019 has been postponed due to Covid19.  We will reschedule at a later date!  

Leadership Evergreen offers participants opportunities to learn from and interact with our community, leaders, and organizations
to enhance and strengthen their leadership abilities with the goal of addressing issues that impact our mountain communities. 
For information go to 
Leadership Evergreen.

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Become a Friend of LE
Make your tax-deductible donation today! For $40 you will help us keep our dues down as we continue to develop future leaders in our mountain community. You can mail a check to: 

Leadership Evergreen 
PO Box 963, Evergreen CO 80437
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We are always looking for sponsors for our modules. Sponsorships start at $100 and are tax-deductible. Each sponsor is welcome to attend the module and give a 90-second presentation about their company. We also encourage you to pass out your information to our class and Board members. 

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