Leadership Los Alamos Profile: Cindy Hayes

Cindy Hayes, 2015-16 Leadership Los Alamos program graduate. Photo by Martha Katko

LLA News:

Enrollment is open through June 25 for the Leadership Los Alamos Class of 2017 and everyone is welcome to apply.

Between now and then, the Los Alamos Daily Post is publishing a series of Q&A profiles on recent LLA graduates who talk about their experience in the program.

Leadership Los Alamos is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3), tax exempt organization founded 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 our 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 Leadership Los Alamos and Applying to the Program.

The profile series continues with Cindy Hayes:

Cindy Hayes, 2016 Leadership Los Alamos program graduate. Photo by Martha Katko

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

Hayes: 16 years. (That is a long time to have been part of something! It really is an investment.)

LLA: Why did you enroll in Leadership Los Alamos? 

Hayes: A Leadership Graduate of an earlier Best Class that is an energetic contributor to various Los Alamos enterprises suggested that I enroll. She has always impressed me by how knowledgeable about and connected to the people and community of Los Alamos she is.

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

Hayes: I have taken away from the class: new friendships with wonderful people I may not have otherwise met; an understanding of how the community and organization of Los Alamos is structured and operates that I would never have otherwise efficiently been able to assemble for myself; and the realization that we each have, whether we embrace it or not, a committed role in our community – We get back from our community the best of what we appreciate about it and contribute to it.

LLA: What are you doing with what you learned?

Hayes: Paying more attention to our local governmental issues, volunteering time to charitable causes and to startup businesses, and taking time to enjoy the natural beauty and opportunities for personal enrichment available right here in our small town.