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Kelly Cresswell, Helena, Class of 2006

A Letter from Kelly Cresswell

Helena, MT – Flagship Class 2006, Board of Governors Member

Celebrate Montana – part graduation celebration, part reunion, all celebration – is our Homecoming, and I truly hope you will be in attendance when we gather in Missoula on June 7th for this annual gathering of Leadership Montana alumni, supporters, and friends.

Ask anyone who has graduated from Leadership Montana’s Flagship Program what they loved about the experience, and you are likely to hear about the people they met, the connections they made, and the lifelong friendships forged over their shared eight-month experience. This was certainly true for me, and I continue to treasure opportunities, like Celebrate Montana, to reconnect with my Flagship and Masters classmates from 2006 and 2022, respectively.

Last year’s Celebrate Montana event kicked off Leadership Montana’s 20th year of developing leaders committed to knowledge, civility, and collaboration. As we near the end of our 20th year, we have so much to celebrate – two amazing groups of graduates from Flagship and Masters; the incredible team of Leadership Montana staff and consultants who deliver our programming; and most importantly, we have YOU!

  • YOU who have generously supported Leadership Montana and helped us improve our financial stability.
  • YOU who have shared the gift of Leadership Montana by inviting friends and colleagues to be part of our community.
  • YOU who share your knowledge and talents in communities throughout our state, ensuring that Montana continues to be the last best place.

YOU are the Homecoming Queens and Kings of Leadership Montana, and we cannot wait to Celebrate Montana with YOU!