Leadership Cheyenne hosted city leaders in a panel which discussed leadership theory and application. Panel participants discussed their individual leadership styles through personal and peer reflection while also exploring challenges they have faced, including the balance of personal and professional life; ethical decision-making; and the role of mentors in leadership development. Panel participants included Mayor Patrick Collins, State Senator Affie Ellis, City of Cheyenne Chief of Staff Andy Worshek, County Commissioner Gunnar Malm, City Councilman Jeff White, Jody Shields of Align, and Robin Bocanegra of the COMEA House and Resource Center.
“Just because you’re an elected official doesn’t mean you are a leader,” said State Senator Ellis. “A leader [is someone who] focuses on the work that needs to be done.”
About Leadership Cheyenne
Leadership Cheyenne brings professionals together for a challenging, interactive, and thought-provoking educational opportunity. The program explores the dynamics of what makes Cheyenne a unique community and builds a strong network of future community leaders. Leadership Cheyenne offers a development opportunity to help prepare participants for both professional advancement and leadership opportunities in the community. Learn more on the Leadership Cheyenne Website.
Story by J. Elizabeth Bennett
Elizabeth Bennett serves the Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce as the Director of Marketing and Communications. She is passionate about working with the diverse communities in Cheyenne and creating accessible communications material that engages our chamber members.