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Leadership Rochester and its impact in the community

Lauren Gallina Payne and Tonya Brooks on "Connections"
Megan Mack
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WXXI News
Lauren Gallina Payne and Tonya Brooks on "Connections with Evan Dawson" on Friday, July 15, 2022
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How do cities like Rochester develop more diverse, younger leaders? It's a problem that many cities face, and it's an issue that sparked the creation of an organization called Leadership Rochester. The organization is celebrating 30 years this year.

Haven't heard of it? If not, the members would like that to change, and they'd like to work with young people who want to stay in Rochester and build a more thriving community for everyone. They explain how:

Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.