Coon Rapids councilmember honored by national organization

Coon Rapids City Council member Scott Schulte will be recognized by the National League of Cities (NLC) for reaching the silver level in its certificate of achievement in leadership program.

Scott Schulte
Scott Schulte

Sponsored by the NLC Leadership Training Institute (LTI), the award will be presented in Boston, Mass., in November.

To achieve the silver level, a local official must earn 36 credits encompassing all five core competency areas of the LTI curriculum, referred to as cornerstone, competent practitioner, communicator, collaborator and catalyst.

Schulte is one of the fewer than 417 NLC members to have reached the silver level in the certificate of achievement in leadership program since its inception.

As part of the NLC mission to create stronger communities, the Leadership Training Institute provides local officials with the professional development opportunities to assist then in promoting positive change and innovation within their communities, according to Greg Minchak of the National League of Cities.

At the same time, seminars are designed to explore the nature and practice of local governmental leadership, Minchak stated in a press release.

Each training seminar addresses one or more of the core areas of municipal leadership, including personal leadership growth and development, effective governance, effective communications, skills in developing and promoting partnerships and managing change.

NLC’s Leadership Training Council established the certificate of achievement in leadership program in 1999.

“The primary purpose of the program is to recognize and acknowledge excellence in leadership by NLC members,” Minchak wrote in the press release.

NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans.