Northwest NEWS

September 3, 2001


Leadership Institute announces leadership awards

The Alumni Distinguished Leader Award recognizes a graduate of Leadership Institute who has made an exceptional contribution to his or her community's welfare. The graduate's principled leadership through deeds, ideas or encouragement has affected a recognizable change in the community. This graduate is involved and committed to community leadership. Auggie Kempf, of Kempf & Co., has a long and diverse history of leadership and involvement in community and professional organizations long before graduating from Leadership Institute in 1993. He has served as Board President of the Greater Redmond Chamber of Commerce and was appointed District Commissioner to the Evergreen Hospital District in 2000.
   The Community Distinguished Leader Award is presented to a non-graduate of Leadership Institute who has made an exceptional and exemplary contribution to the community's welfare over time in multiple ways, without regard for personal gain or recognition.
   This year's recipients are King County Councilwoman Louise Miller and City of Carnation Mayor Bob Patterson.
   Miller has also served in the State House of Representatives and has remained very active and supportive of her community, her constituents and other community organizations. Patterson has worked in the public school system for over 25 years and has been actively involved in many service and business organizations.
   The Founder Distinguished Leader Award is given to an individual who has contributed substantially and uniquely to the development of the Leadership Institute itself. Art Haines, of Evergreen Healthcare, was among the original group of Redmond leaders who formed "Leadership Redmond" in 1990. He was then instrumental in developing the program as its own 501 (c) 3 organization. Haines has served on the curriculum committee and as board chair for two years.
   The awards will be presented at the annual alumni reunion on Sept. 13 at the Columbia Winery. Tickets to the dinner and "almost silent" auction are $45. The public is welcome to attend.
   Leadership Institute is currently accepting applications for the class of 2002. Leaders and emerging leaders should start planning now for this eight-month program.
   For more information, call Jeanne Sutherland at Leadership Institute at (425) 869-6009 or e-mail, or visit the Web site at