Scenes: 2018 Leadership Los Alamos Graduation

The Leadership Los Alamos Program (LLA) hosted its graduation ceremony for the 2018 class of current and emerging leaders Friday evening at the Pajarito Mountain Ski Lodge. From left, LLA Chair Brian D’Andrea, County Council Vce Chair Christine Chandler, 2018 LLA graduate and County Clerk Naomi Maestas, and LLA Board members Terry Priestley and Katie Thwaites. Photo by Martha Katko

LANL pro force chief Col. Ted Spain (Ret.) is the guest speaker for the LLA 2018 graduation ceremony at the Ski Hill. Photo by Martha Katko

LLA graduates and guests at Friday’s graduation event at the Ski Hill. Photo by Martha Katko

2018 LLA graduate Burgandy Brock, left, receives her certificate and gift bag from LLA Board member Katie Thwaites. Photo by Martha Katko

LLA Chair Brian D’Andrea presents the Community Member Leadership Award to Judy Bjarke-McKenzie for her leadership during her roles as a teacher, school board member, LAPS Foundation member and more. Bjarke-McKenzie was honored during the 2018 LLA graduation event Friday evening at the Ski Hill. Photo by Martha Katko

Scene from the 2018 LLA graduation ceremony Friday evening at the Ski Hill. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost/com

 Superintendent Jason Lott, right, and Jorge Maldonado of Bandelier National Monument chat during the LLA social hour prior to the graduation ceremony Friday evening. Lott was honored at the event with the LLA Alumni Leadership Award for his outstanding leadership. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost/com

UNM-LA Marketing Representative Nancy Coombs speaks with LLA Board Chair Brian D’Andrea Friday evening at the LLA event. Photo by Maire O’Nell/ladailypost.com

From left, UbiQD CEO Hunter McDaniel, his wife and Main Street Los Alamos Director Lauren McDaniel and Bandelier’s Josh Hines chat at the LLA event. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos County Council Vice Chair Christine Chandler, center, speaks with participants at Friday’s LLA graduation event. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com 

Judy Bjarke-McKenzie, left, and her granddaughter Talulah Bjarke chat with LLA Chair-elect Martha Katko Friday at Pajarito Mountain Ski Lodge. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost/com

Scene from Friday evening’s LLA event at Pajarito Mountain Ski Lodge. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com

Estrella Pinkerton, membership services director at The Family YMCA and her husband, Jared, arrive at the LLA event. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com

Matthew and Amanda Waltschmidt attend Friday’s LLA event. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com

The Family YMCA Senior Program/Development Director Diana Martinez chats with PEEC board member, author and local trails expert Craig Martin speak at Friday’s event. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos County Community Services Director Brian Brogan, left, and Chief Building Official Michael Arellano attend Friday’s event. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com

Debby Bailey-Holgerson, left, and Wendy Lott serve beverages Friday evening at the 2018 LLA graduation event. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com

LLA 2018 graduates, guests and board members line up for dinner at Friday’s event at the Ski Hill. Photo by Martha Katko

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