Ransom earns leadership award

  • Amy Daybert<br>Enterprise editor
  • Monday, March 3, 2008 1:12pm

Shoreline Mayor Bob Ransom will receive a certificate of achievement for reaching the National League of Cities (NLC) highest level of certification at the annual Congress of Cities Conference Nov. 14 in New Orleans, La.

Ransom earned the leadership program’s platinum certification level after completing 67 credits in all five of the NLC core competency areas. To date, he has earned a total of 80 credits or 160 classroom hours, in areas such as personal leadership growth and development, effective governance, media relations, skills in developing partnerships and skills in promoting and managing change.

In order to be eligible for the award, Ransom has participated on NLC committees for the past 11 years and has been a member of the Planning Committee’s steering committee for the past six years. As a NLC member he has participated in discussions with lawmakers about education, human services, health services, and immigration reform.

“I’ve spoken numerous times on pretty much all of the different topics,” he said.

Ransom is one of fewer than 80 NLC members to reach the highest of four levels of certification, according to an October NLC press release.

“No one else in the city has more than a bronze (NLC award),” Ransom said. “It is usually recommended very definitely that new council members earn the bronze.”

Ransom will arrive in New Orleans on Nov. 12 and attend various training seminars in addition to receiving his award before returning to Shoreline on Nov. 16.

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