Twelve Harford Leadership Academy grads will display their talents as performing artists in a competition fundraiser Tuesday, Nov. 15, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the
The performers will compete for Judges' Choice, Audience Favorite and Best in Show. Three area community leaders - James LaCalle, Duke Thompson (Maryland Conservatory of Music) and Vanessa Milio (
All proceeds from the event will support Winds of Leadership, Inc. which is the 501(c ) 3 philanthropic arm of the Harford Leadership Academy. WINDS has designed a monument to honor leadership that will be placed in the plaza outside of the college's Chesapeake Center. This monument will be a visual symbol to the community that leadership matters and the future depends on a strong network of leaders to solve the most pressing issues of each generation. The location is set in the plaza, but the funds to build the statue still need to be raised.
A group of graduates of the class of 1999 of the Harford Leadership Academy have organized the "Leaders Have Talent "event to help raise money to build the monument. The team — led by Marlene Lieb (Harford Community College), Claudia Holman (APGFCU), Terri Schell (Harford County Public Library), Kurt Sudbrink (
Performers will include the following: Bill Fritz (PNC Bank), Josh C. Nelson (Chesapeake Environmental Management), Shane Grimm (Harford County Government), Suzanne Green (YMCA), Joe Ricci (Susquehanna Workforce Network), Michael G. Hiob (Harford County Government), Felicia Roach (CULTIVATE), Jennifer M. Jones (State of Maryland), Annie Pagura (HCC), Tamara Zavisian (Community Foundation of Harford County), Kurt Sudbrink (John Carroll School) and Eyvo Johnson (HCC).
Many companies have sponsored the event.