Leadership York will host Spark, its annual social and networking event, on Wednesday, June 8, 5:30–7:30 pm at Keystone Kidspace located at 10 East Hamilton Avenue. 
The 2022 Alumnus of the Year and Outstanding Partner of the Year award recipients will also be honored as part of this event. 
Douglas Smallwood, Sr. (LTP 89), 2022 Outstanding Alumnus of the Year award recipient, is the President/CEO of Helping Hands Realty Investments, LLC and works part-time as a Tipstaff for the Honorable Amber A. Kraft. Douglas’ past board service in York County includes the South York Boys Club, York City School District, United Way of York County (loaned executive), York N.A.A.C.P., MJALC of York, Community Progress Council, York High Alumni Association, Cornerstone Youth Home, and the Lebanon Cemetery. Douglas continues his outreach to children whenever the opportunity presents itself and is currently a team member on the Drug Wellness Court and the Veterans Wellness Court. He is a life member of VFW Post #556 and Post American Legion Post #127. He is also a member of BPOE Lodge #213 and Social Friendship Lodge #42.
Brian Grimm (LTP 09, MY 14, NLA 17), 2022 Outstanding Partner of the Year award recipient, is the President & CEO of York Day Nursery. He has been a leader in York County nonprofits for over fifteen years and has a passion for putting others in positions to succeed. Brian serves on the Board of the Children's Home of York and volunteers with the Farm and Natural Lands Trust of York County. He has served on the United Way’s Campaign Cabinet for the last four years and was Chair of the United Way’s Partner Agency Executive Director’s Committee for the past four years. 
This event is free to attend, but registration is required. To register, visit www.leadershipyork.org.
Leadership York looks forward to seeing you there and as always, thank you for helping us #LeadTheWay!
Leadership York’s mission is to train, connect and inspire individuals to serve the York community in leadership positions. The organization was founded in 1978 and boasts just over 4,200 graduates from its six programs. Those graduates provide leadership to more than 250 nonprofit organizations and serve thousands of constituents in state and local government. Leadership York is the primary resource for developing inspired leadership for our changing community. For more information, visit leadershipyork.org.


Wilda Alessi, Executive Director
Email: walessi@leadershipyork.org