On June, 2 two Team Plano members became graduates of the Leadership Plano development class. Congratulations are in order for Parks & Recreation Marketing Specialist Amy Pagan and Sustainability & Environmental Education Manager Nicole Warhoftig!
The Plano Chamber of Commerce created this nine-month program in 1983 to educate and empower local future leaders. Graduates of this program are motivated to become better civic servants.
Asked to come up with a new project, Pagan and classmate Cody Weaver created the Collin County Juvenile Detention Center Foundation Fund. This venture will help supply children at the Collin County Juvenile Detention Center with books, sporting equipment, art supplies and hope for a better future. She will continue coordinating this effort with her classmate.
“This opportunity to connect and learn from the leadership in our community has been profound and inspiring. I’m looking forward to continuing to work together with the people of Plano to make our world a better place,” says Pagan.
Warhoftig was elected by her classmates to serve on next year’s Leadership Plano board.
“Being a part of Leadership Plano was an amazing experience. I learned I have a voice that matters and when to use it to lead, as well as when it’s best to step back for others to lead. It opened my eyes to the strengths and needs of our community and how I can help serve better. The Class connected me with so many wonderful people. I’m honored to continue working with Leadership Plano as a board member,” says Warhoftig.