Leadership Seacoast Travels to Concord to Meet Top NH Officials

PORTSMOUTH, N.H., March 26, 2015—Leadership Seacoast, a non-profit organization that  develops informed and active community leaders, is pleased to announce Minuteman Health has signed on to sponsor its Government Day Program, recently held at the Statehouse in Concord, New Hampshire. Government Day participants spent the day learning about the legislative process, funding priorities, and the importance of individual advocacy in NH.  Governor Maggie Hassan, Executive Councilor Christopher Sununu, and others met with Leadership Seacoast members to discuss the current issues facing New Hampshire government during the day-long program.  In addition, Dan Barrick of New Hampshire Center for Public Policy Studies provided a broad non-partisan perspective on the challenges involved in budget creation in New Hampshire. Leadership Seacoast’s programs are designed to challenge personal assumptions about critical issues while exploring diverse ideas, resources, and practices. “Government Day provides an in-depth lesson on the NH legislative process and the importance of citizen participation,” explained Leadership Seacoast Executive Director Jennifer Wheeler. “At the end of the day, we want our members to leave inspired to act and get engaged in the communities they live and work in.”

govDayGovernment Day was sponsored by Minuteman Health.  Minuteman Health, Inc. is a new member-governed, non-profit health maintenance organization (HMO) committed to removing inefficiencies from today’s health insurance system to provide high-quality care, cut administrative costs and reduce premiums for individuals and businesses in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Any profits will be reinvested or returned to members through expanded benefits or reduced premium rates.  Minuteman Health’s unique member-governance structure allows members to elect the board of directors and to run for election to the board.

Leadership Seacoast proudly boasts more than two decades of achievement through its consistent commitment to educating future Seacoast leaders through the exploration of community issues, effective leadership practices, and personal involvement opportunities. Program graduates finish with a wide net of connections in which to foster a better community. For more information on becoming a corporate sponsor or program candidate, please visit www.leadershipseacoast.org.


About Leadership Seacoast

Based in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, the Leadership Seacoast program provides existing and future community leaders the opportunity to engage with the people and organizations that shape the Seacoast’s economic structure and social fabric. Leadership Seacoast offers its participants unique insight into how business, community, and politics integrate to create successful societies and how small actions can have a significant impact on the greater global good. Leadership Seacoast alumni make a difference in their communities through networking, active involvement, and personal action. Since its inception in 1988, Leadership Seacoast has created a strong foundation that values diversity of opinion and consensus building to find solutions to challenges affecting the Seacoast’s community and its future. For more information about our programs please contact us at jwheeler@leadershipseacoast.org or check out our website at www.leadershipseacoast.org