Verde Valley Leadership welcomed Class V to their orientation retreat held at Jackpot Ranch in Camp Verde Sept. 17-18. The 11 class members, representing a variety of businesses and industries in the Verde Valley, were led by Al and Jodie Filardo of the Filardo Group, in a two day workshop focused on leadership. Class V received hands on instruction and training in leadership. They were given exercises and personal challenges to prepare them for their upcoming intensive year of training. Over the next year, the class members will participate in a program focused on current issues faced in the Verde Valley. Class V members: Back row standing from left to right: Mark Johnson, Krishan Ginige, Mark Noll (ASU), Dave Brubaker. Next row from left to right: Lisa Martinez, Dane Wombacher, Cindy Lawler, Bonnie Shimko, Lana Tolleson. Next row seated on the couch from left to right: Jason Little, Tami Lobur, Jodie & Al Filardo (Filardo Group). Bottom row from left to right: Leslie McLean, Shorty (hostess), Annette Bowers (ASU).