Congratulations! Maryland County Staff Graduate from NACo Leadership Academy

13 Maryland County staff members participated in the NACo Leadership Academy, a 12-week online program that empowers front-line county government employees with fundamental leadership skills.

The NACo High Performance Leadership Academy is an innovative, completely online 12-week program created to equip frontline county government professionals with practical leadership skills to deliver results for counties and communities.

With a robust curriculum developed by the Professional Development Academy in partnership with Fortune 1000 executives, public sector leaders, world-renowned academics and thought leaders, including General Colin Powell and Dr. Marshall Goldsmith, HPLA was designed specifically for the unique challenges and opportunities of serving in county government.

Across the country, over 4,600 county employees have participated. Maryland County staff to complete the Academy this April are:

Trish Walsh, Recreation Specialist, Montgomery County

Mary Beth Cook, Director of Planning & Zoning, Calvert County

Linda Williamson, Project Manager, Frederick County

Katherine Vazquez, Commercial Food Scraps Recycling Program Manager, Montgomery County

Julia Liu, Engineer III, Montgomery County

Denise Wade, Property Manager II, Montgomery County

Leying Zhang, Engineer III, Montgomery County

Emily Curley, Commercial Energy Program Manager, Montgomery County

William Polman, Program Manager II, Montgomery County

Brian Ward, Store Manager, Montgomery County

Clifton Dawson, Assistant Manager, Montgomery County

Ivan Eloisa, Program Manager II, Montgomery County

Marija Lukic, Recreation Specialist, Montgomery County

Congratulations to all these individuals who completed the program! Registration for the next cohort is now open.

Learn more about NACo’s High Performance Leadership Academy.