At a recent ceremony attended by many Riverside Area civic leaders and elected officials, the Eleanor Jean Grier Leadership Academy conducted the graduation of its members for the Class Vll, at the Riverside Community Health Foundation Auditorium.
Attorney, Reina Canale, Jean Denny, Wendy Eads, Candace Harper, Avari Hawthorne, Burma Lee Alvertina Manns, Regan Pope, Eva Thomas, and Penelope Young completed the Academy 12-week instructional and hands-on course designed to prepare academy graduates for leadership positions on civic and other community boards, committees, and commissions.
Riverside Mayor Ron Loveridge and Councilman Paul Davis welcomed the graduates and encouraged their continued contributions to the community. Julio Andujo, Pastor, Amos Temple CME Church, Riverside in his Keynote Address reminded the graduates that positions of leadership has led some to a sense of pride and advantage; but emphasized that leadership requires greater committment to personal/ ethical standards, as well as responsibility to the public.
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