Class of 2013 Leadership Tomorrow alumna Kristin Melnick has recently re-joined the LT Board of Directors and assumed the key role of LT Class Liaison. She previously served as a Board Member for seven years starting in 2013 and as LT’s Board Chairperson from 2016-2018.
When Kristin participated in LT as class member, she did not consider her expertise to be in leadership and management, yet she stepped up as project manager to help lead the LT Class of 2013 service project. This opportunity helped her hone new leadership and management skills that launched her impactful LT involvement and long-term commitment throughout the past decade. Additionally, Kristin’s program experiences instilled a desire within her to participate actively in her community and also solidified her core belief that her responsibility to enhance her city, county and state as a citizen starts within the local community.
For Kristin, the Justice and Public Safety workshop day stands out as most impactful to her. A Homeland Security agent spoke to the class about a failed terrorist attack in Orange County and recounted the essential actions that an off-duty police officer took after noticing a suspicious situation and following up. When the agent reiterated that citizens have the responsibility of taking ownership in their communities, the remark resonated deeply with Kristin, who strives to always take pride and ownership in the community in which she lives. Today, that pursuit for Kristin involves actively guiding the current LT class members as their liaison during their workshops and service project.