Leadership Butler selected its 25th class. This group will represent the milestone for the program.

Leadership Butler selected its 25th class. This group will represent the milestone for the program.

The Selection Committee, which included residents of Butler and Sedgwick counties, were thrilled at the quality of candidates this year’s class.

Participants of the classes are nominated then selected based their applications, which includes information about candidates volunteerism, their desire to participate in the program and responses to questions about issues facing Butler County.

The following individuals were selected to participate in the 2013 Class of Leadership Butler:

Keturah Austin, USD 385-Andover Marcy Aycock, BCC Rose Hill

John Cannon, EDCF Jerod Cox, First Guardian Property Andover

Lisa Daniels, Augusta Public Library Fara Fountain, EDCF

Macy Gaines, RCIL Chancy Gerbitz, Central KS Community Foundation

Josh Humig, Butler County Carla Longacre, Butler County EMS

KaLyn Nethercot, City of Douglass Kathryn Perez, BCC El Dorado

Brett Perry, City of El Dorado Justin Phillips, Andover Police Dept

Ashley Rafferty, EDCF Judith Storandt, Kids Need 2 Eat

Sharon Thiel, Court Services Ashley Toews, Butler County Farm Bureau

Kathy Walter, Flinthills Services, Inc. Brandon Wilson, Icon Structures, Inc. Andover

“We are excited to announce Leadership Butler’s 25th class. During the past 25 years, Leadership Butler has helped to train leaders, promote volunteerism, and encourage community involvement,” said Cindy Miles, vice president and selections chair for Leadership Butler. “Our alums can be found making a difference in our communities by serving in all types of positions across the county.”

Class sessions will begin on Aug. 29 and 30 with an opening retreat in Andover.

Sessions will focus on building skills and capacities to encourage participants to take on challenges in their communities.