Leadership Los Alamos: Alumni Bernadette Lauritzen

LLA News:

Enrollment is open through June 30 for the Leadership Los Alamos (LLA) Class of 2022 and everyone is welcome to apply.

Between now and then, LLA is highlighting some of its past program alumni.

Alumni Bernadette Lauritzen

How many years have you lived and/or worked in Los Alamos?

Twenty-seven years

Why did you enroll in LLA?

It sounded like a wonderful thing to try and there is a scholarship program.

What was your biggest “take away” from the class?

Spending time with Rick Reiss and seeing kind and leadership could be combined quite easily. Also saying to Marla Brooks, “When will I ever leave without a list of so many ideas…” and she replied, “I hope never.”

What are you doing with what you learned?

I started my own non-profit Champions of Youth Ambitions (C’YA) and we started the Community Assets Awards and the big award is named for Alumni, former County Councilor, Jim West, the Spirit of the West Award.

About Leadership Los Alamos

LLA is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3), tax exempt organization founded in 2003 to identify current and emerging leaders in the Los Alamos community, enhance their leadership skills, and deepen their knowledge of the challenges and opportunities facing this area.

In the Leadership Los Alamos program, participants learn as much about themselves as they do about leadership, teamwork and the community. To learn more visit About LLA and LLA Application or call Martha Katko at 505.412.2639.