Leadership MWV

Leadership MWV, named  NH Rising Star for
Leadership Development Program of 2018!

The Leadership MWV class develops a project each year and then raises the funds to support it as part of their learning experience for board service in the future.

The class of 2018's project is:
THRIVE MWV, "A funded partnership program allowing individuals to access and explore advanced career opportunities throughout the Mt. Washington Valley"

This project hopes to build on STAY MWV's Student Debt Relief scholarship, SAU 9's Strategic Plan and Fryeburg Academy's Internship Program by identifying students between the ages of 16 and 19 who have not chosen a traditional college track as they plan for their post-secondary education . 

This group has been identified as the most likely to STAY and make their home in the MWV. However, to entice this group to STAY opportunities must be made available and support systems provided., The Leadership class has identified the following support systems and will continually add to them where appropriate:

  1. Mentoring
  2. Stipends to defray the cost of certification, exploratory courses, civil service exams, registration fees, etc.
  3. The development of apprenticeship, internship and job shadow opportunities within the school systems identified and outside of school.

The class participants will be reaching out to SAU 9 and MSAD72 staff who work in the Vocational, Alternative, Technical programs and guidance departments to assist them in identifying up to 10 students from each school for this first year.
Individuals and parents of the target audience are encouraged to download the application for consideration as well.
Once this pilot has been filled the class will work with the Thrive MWV participants in determining their interests, developing a stipend request, mentoring, providing introductions, holding special sessions to build the confidence one needs to pursue a career opportunity in the MWV.


BUY YOUR CHILI COOKOFF tickets from a participant and we receive a $5.00 donation for each one.

COME and learn about our program by dining with us at the following locations. Support our cause by purchasing raffle tickets to win awesome prizes. A percentage of all food and beverage sales will also be donated, so eat up! 

March 8 - Abenaki Trail
March 19 - Joseph's Spaghetti Shed
March 25 - Tuckerman Brewery
April 12 - Shannon Door
May 6 - Flatbread Company

Donate via GO FUND ME

Leadership MWV....Community Connections is a network for developing professionals, providing opportunities for mentorship for community involvement and support for civic leadership.
Leadership MWV aims to facilitate knowledge transfer and create the opportunity for hands-on learning with an emphasis on:

1. Generating new participation on local boards
2. Empowering those with leadership capabilities to effectively help solve local problems.
3. Support Young Professionals in the Community

The program emphasizes service, collaboration, and existence of synergistic opportunities to enhance the quality of life in our community. Leadership MWV has graduates working in healthcare, entrepreneurship, sales, recreation, banking, tourism, the non-profit sector, technology and education all sharing an interest in serving their communities through volunteerism.

Serve On a Non-Profit - List of Non-Profits in MWV
Graduates of Leadership MWV are listed here by year of graduation. If you are looking for potential board members feel free to contact one of the graduates.

2018  2017  2016  2015  2014  2013  2012  2011  2010  2009


Ace Tarberry, Amsco
Tori Crespi, Flatbread Company
Ben Colbath, Gemini Sign & Design
Tricia Howard, Memorial Hospital
Patrick Lord, UTILTY
Bailey Damon, Oxford House Inn
Orion Kugel, Cafe Noche
Tarmey Eliason, Debony Salon
Kimberly Milliken, Pinkham Real Estate
Meaghan Cassily, Oxford House Inn
Ryan Hill, M&M Assurance
Marshal Cassell, Leone MacDonnell & Roberts
Michelle Gittleson, MWV Chamber of Commerce
Jessyca Keeler, SKI NH
Andrew Dean, Cooper Cargill, Chant, PA

2018 Schedule
Howard Stanten and Erin Wright
Vanguard Personal and Professional Development Coach
Janice Crawford, MWVCC Executive Director
Jac Cuddy, Executive Director of the MWVEC

Program Sponsors:
Northway Bank
Mountain View Grand Resort

Mt Washington Valley Economic Council
Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce

Scholarship Sponsors:
Rotary Club of North Conway
Kiwanis Club of Mt. Washington Valley