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Recognition and honor was given to Al and Jodie Filardo for their 12-year commitment and investment in the program as founders, mentors, and instructors. Verde Valley Leadership is indebted to their legacy of service and vision as the organization enters a new chapter. Scholarship funds available to future VVL class members toward class tuition has been named the “Al and Jodie Filardo Scholarship Fund” to provide a continuing legacy in their honor. VVL courtesy photo

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Youth scholarships, Class XII graduation highlight year for Verde Valley Leadership

Verde Valley Leadership celebrated its 12th graduating class Friday evening, July 20, at the Verde Valley Senior center, marking the completion of a year-long cohort experience. The organization also presented three local high-school seniors with scholarships.