Leadership Institute visits the state capitol

Members of the Leadership Institute of South Puget Sound visited the Washington State Capitol in Olympia as guests of Sen. Joe Fain this week.

The group toured the capitol campus, heard from leaders and elected officials from state agencies, and got a firsthand look at what it takes to pass legislation.

The group included 28 members enrolled in the program, which prepares local private sector, government and community members for civic and business leadership opportunities. The institute accepts students from Auburn, Kent, Maple Valley, Black Diamond, Covington, Burien, Des Moines, SeaTac and Tukwila.

“I’ve received great feedback from past attendees about the value of seeing firsthand how Olympia works,” said Sen. Joe Fain, who represents Auburn, Kent and Covington in the state Senate. “These future leaders, whether in business, volunteer efforts, or government, are going to engage with elected officials and state government. Growing their awareness of the political process is essential for success. It’s also very refreshing to see so many future leaders that are dedicated to our local community now and years down the road.”


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