RENO — Members of The Chamber’s Leadership Reno Sparks (LRS) program gathered at the City of Reno’s greenhouse to plant 40 hanging flower baskets on Saturday. Baskets will spend the next several weeks growing in the city’s greenhouse and are scheduled to line the streets of downtown Reno, near the Truckee River, by late May.
The project, an Adopt-a-Spot organized by Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful, involved the LRS class learning how to properly build flower pots with layers of soil and propagated petunias grown locally by seed from prior years. Class members received instruction from City of Reno horticulturist Diane Storz-Lintz.
The Chamber offers a comprehensive set of three leadership and development programs to its members and the community. They are: Youth Leadership Reno Sparks, onP.A.C.E. and Adult Leadership Reno Sparks. The youth program enhances the leadership skills and community awareness of local high school students. OnP.A.C.E. revolves around communication skills, personal leadership and professional development. The Adult Leadership program is designed to help leaders increase their knowledge and awareness of issues and challenges facing the Truckee Meadows so they can prepare to be even stronger leaders both within their organizations and throughout the community. The Youth program launched in 1994 and has more than 600 graduates. OnP.A.C.E launched in 2008 and has 75 graduates and the Adult program debuted in 1984 and has more than 1,000 alumni.
For more information, or its leadership programs, please visit www.thechambernv.org.