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Adult Member Spotlight

Meet an Exceptional Member from One of Our Programs

Leadership Toledo’s many accomplishments are only possible through the dedication and hard work of its members. Once each quarter, we spotlight a former program member so you can get to know them a little better – their life outside Leadership Toledo, their goals, their thoughts, and what they've learned from their time in our programs.

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Tami Norris

Cherry Street Mission Ministries

How and when have you been involved with Leadership Toledo?

I participated in the 90's in the adult signature program. 

What was your favorite experience or takeaway from your involvement?

Learning about our community and from leaders who had such a variety of experiences and styles. 

How do you personally define leadership?

Coming along side people helping them grow and working together toward a vision.

What strategies or resources do you find useful in order to continue your leadership development?

It was time for a recharge for me, so I decided to go back to school to work on my doctorate.

How do you stay active in your community?

I am a youth mentor at Epworth United Methodist church working with teens as well as the liaison with Epworth's scouting BSA and Girl Scout programs. I serve on the Advisory board for Alpha Chi Omega sorority at University of Toledo and serve on the Lifetime Engagement Volunteer Committee at the national level.

What's new since you first became involved with Leadership Toledo?

On January 18 I joined Cherry Street Mission Ministries as the Vice President of Workforce Development.

I oversee the Workforce Development programs that provide training and personal plan development to students. Prior to joining Cherry Street, I was an integral part of the Workforce Development program at Northwest State Community College where I was instrumental in connecting the Cherry Street team to Northwest State to build the Workforce Development program that is here today. 

I earned my Masters of Business Administration from the University of Toledo in 2006 and am currently working towards a Doctorate degree in Organizational Development and Change at Bowling Green State University. 

In the years since LT I have served on various boards and committees in the Toledo area including the University of Toledo Alumni Association Board of Trustees, Planned Pethood board, Family and Child Abuse Prevention Center board, President of the Holland Springfield Chamber and The Chamber Partnership. Currently I am involved as a Youth Mentor at Epworth UMC, serve in various roles with Scouting BSA, and sit on the board for the Northwest Ohio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

If you have questions about Leadership Toledo or our programs, we would love to connect with you!

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