Chamber features Leadership Skagit

Published May 10, 2018 / by Steve Berentson

Anacortes Chamber of Commerce members heard a presentation Thursday from Leadership Skagit EDASC Foundation Director Kathryn Bennett (left). The luncheon at the Majestic Inn & Spa was sponsored by Andeavor Refinery, represented by External Relations Manager Matt Gill (right). Bennett reported that “Anacortes is the hotspot for community leaders” in terms of participation in the county-wide leadership program (established locally in 2004). She commended the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce and President Stephanie Hamilton for a scholarship program that financially assists one local participant in the 9-month program (call Chamber for details). Gill and several others in the audience are Leadership Skagit alums.

About Steve Berentson
A fourth generation Skagit County native who was moved kicking and screaming from this island community in 1960. I finally reclaimed an Anacortes address in 1980, and I have been in constant celebration of my return since that time. Many of us who call Anacortes home love Fidalgo Island for its natural assets: among them are rugged beaches, pristine lakes, thousands of acres of forestland and some awesome views of the Skagit Valley and surrounding islands. Another element of my love affair with this community is its people, both natives and immigrants. They will “star” in many of my journal entries.

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