Part II: Deep Dive into Economic Development, Government and the Environment

Portsmouth, New Hampshire, February 9, 2015 – Leadership Seacoast, an organization committed to developing informed and active community leaders, is pleased to announce the next Graduate School program date. The second of three interactive experiential sessions will be held on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 from 8:00-10:30am at Seacoast Science Center, 570 Ocean Boulevard, Rye, NH.

Sponsored by McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton and Kennebunk Savings Bank, the session will include presentations and interactive conversations with topical experts on the past, present and future of three of the traditional program day topics: Economic Development, Government and the Environment.

Leadership Seacoast Graduate School promises engaging content and discussions designed specifically for Leadership Seacoast alumni. Session two speakers include Joel Maiola, Senior Advisor, Government and Public Strategies for, McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton; Rich Siegel, Senior Advisor, Government and Public Strategies, McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton; Cliff Sinott, Executive Director, Rockingham Planning Commission: and Michael Landgarten, Owner, Roberts Maine Grill, Bob’s Clam Hut, and Lil’s Cafe,

A natural progression in the road to becoming an effective and knowledgeable community leader, Leadership Seacoast Graduate School program will challenge your assumptions, change your perspective, and provide a deeper understanding of the current community framework. “The session addressed many issues facing our community in a short compact program,” said Angela Carter, session one attendee. “The discussion was timely and important and I walked away with that Leadership Seacoast glow!”

Immediately following the conclusion of session two, attendees are invited to an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of Seacoast Science Center led by Executive Director Wendy Lull. The cost to attend is $25 per session.  For more information or to register for the program visit or email

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. Affiliated with the National Community Leadership Association, 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 or check out our website at