39 John Bohde Chair Polk County BoCC, Class VI Deena Ware Chair Elect Town of Dundee, Class IV Lori Martini Immediate Past Chair GiveWell Community Foundation, Class VI MJ Carnevale Treasurer City of Winter Haven, Class IX Shawn Sherrouse Secretary City of Lakeland, Class IV Stephanie Colon Programs and Events Chair Citizens Bank & Trust, Class VIII Alan Rayl Membership Chair Rayl Engineering and Surveying, Inc., Class IV Leadership Polk Alumni Sarah Case Next Level Planning & Permitting, At Large, Class V Cari Herrington All About Aging, At Large, Class X Ed Lunz The Lunz Group, At Large, Class IV Kim Long Polk Vision, Executive Director, Class I Before 2030, Polk County will have leadership that drives the partnership with government and citizens to ensure that Polk County is a premiere place to live, learn, work and play The Alumni Association is committed to fostering leadership and service that advances the continuing success of Polk Vision for the betterment of the Polk County community. Alumni members are encouraged to uphold the purpose of Polk Vision and through their actions have a positive impact on the economic health, leadership and quality of life in the community. WE TRULY BELIEVE: • The Leadership Polk experience should be the beginning of a journey of intensified awareness, interest, concern, and pride of our communities. • That membership in the Alumni Association will continue to assist you in advancing Penny Borgia United Way of Central Florida, At Large, Class II Stacy Butterfield Polk County Clerk of Courts, At Large, Class III Vision your goals and objectives as an investment for professional, civic, and personal development. • Through relationships with colleagues who share similar involvement, commitment, and passion, Alumni will discover avenues for Polk County to become an even greater place to live, learn, work, and play The Alumni Association is committed to remaining a strong and relevant resource for its members and to advancing the work of Polk Vision. To this end, the Alumni Steering Committee assembled a group of 20 key stakeholders for an afternoon of reflection and rich conversation. The practical advice, guidance, and insight gained from this session will guide the Alumni Association as it moves forward in fostering deeper relationships and higher levels of engagement within the Association and the broader community. TOP 2: Alumni Members enjoying an evening of networking at Grove Roots in Winter Haven MIDDLE: In February, the Alumni Association produced a Lunch n ’Learn event on the topic of Addressing the Digital Divide. Hosted by Polk State College, the event was well attended by Alumni and members of the community. BOTTOM: Alumni members joined Leadership Polk Class XI by participating in a poverty simulation on Quality of Life Day in April.