Bergman named to Leadership Iowa class

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(Clarinda) — Clarinda’s school superintendent joins an elite group of individuals in a special class.Meeting via ZOOM Wednesday afternoon, the Clarinda School Board approved the selection of Chris Bergman to the 2020-21 Leadership Iowa class. According to the program’s website, Leadership Iowa is the state’s premier issues awareness program, promoting leadership and civic responsibility. Through eight monthly sessions, participants are provided with a wide range of “eye-opening experiences and insights that highlight the opportunities and challenges facing Iowa.” Bergman, who is one of 40 selected to this year’s program, told the board she appreciated its support of her participation.”I believe that the experiences I will have through this program,” said Bergman, “will really enhance our ability to grow strong relationships with our community partners in industry and Iowa Western (Community College). We have a meeting with them later this week. I think just anytime we can see how other places in the state collaborate across different organizations for the sake of the students, the more ideas that we have.”

Participants will convene in a different community each month for a two-day session focusing on a specific topic. Running from October to June, Bergman says the sessions will take place …

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