“For me, Leadership Moscow has been the best opportunity to continue to learn about local city and county structure and businesses. I have made so many connections to great people in this class. I love the team-building in class and outside of class, and I am looking forward to continuing these relationships.” – Ellen Grundin

Who we are

Leadership Moscow works to cultivate leaders in Moscow and Latah County by offering a concentrated, hands-on learning experience to enhance and build leadership qualities. Leadership Moscow develops advocates for Moscow and its surrounding rural communities who will serve as a voice for Moscow and Latah County for generations to come. The program consists of eight sessions on the second Thursday of the month.

Term and year: October – May

Statement of Purpose

To identify citizens of the area who have demonstrated the potential for leadership to provide information which will develop knowledge and understanding of our community, its complexities, and its potential; to create an opportunity for participants to meet and exchange ideas with current community/area leaders; to motivate participants to pursue leadership roles in the community; and to provide participants an opportunity to network and discuss issues in an informal learning environment.



Josh Larson

Colter’s Creek Vineyard & Winery


Jenny Ford

Idaho Central Credit Union



Erin Tomlin

University of Idaho


Jim Miller

Palouse Animal Wellness & Surgery Center


Rebecca Sarmiento

Troy Insurance Agency


Leadership Moscow Class of 2019

Top Row (Left to Right): Ellen Grundin – Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Tyler Drees – University of Idaho, Abigail McLauchlin – University of Idaho, Sam Dunlap – University of Idaho, Brittany Harrington – University of Idaho, Rebecca Sarmiento – Troy Insurance Agency, Alyssa Hartford – Latah County, Tim Besst – Latah County, Dan Noble – University of Idaho.

Bottom Row (Left to Right): David Schott – City of  Moscow, April Young – Palouse Habitat for Humanity, Amanda Argona – City of Moscow, Kendra Ewing – Moscow Chamber of Commerce

Graduates Not Pictured: Megan Landers – Account Ability, Cameron Lundy – Jiffy Lube and Mia Vowels – City of Moscow

Leadership Moscow Class of 2018

Top Row (Left to Right): Chloe Rambo – University of Idaho College of Engineering, Jennie Hall – University of Idaho Development, Brandon Allen – US Bank, Connor Lindstrom – Latah County, Andrew Clausen – University of Idaho Athletics, Rhonda Michelson – Fairfield Inn and Suites, Shelby Saylors – Best Western Plus University Inn.

Bottom Row (Left to Right): Katherine Carlson – Family Promise of the Palouse, Jennifer Meekhof – City of Moscow, Kylee Strunk – Washington Trust Bank, Kellisa Owens – City of Moscow, Taylor Minshall – Latah County and Deann Billing – Team Idaho Real Estate.

Leadership Moscow Class of 2017

Top row (Left to Right): Melissa Weitz – Bearable Dentistry, Kelly Kimberling Gilder – Kimberling Insurance Agency, Jim Logan – Latah County Fair and Event Center, Tammy Bonney – White Pine Montessori

Front row (Left to Right): Sofia Marrion – Latah Realty/ Holistic Health Coach, Sarah Banks – City of Moscow, Casey Hanson – University of Idaho, Devin Rokyta – Moscow-Pullman Daily News