The first class will be held on Friday August 7 and focuses on Mesa Past and Present. Mesa Past will be the Changing Facades of Mesa presented by Vic Linoff. Marc Garcia and Michelle Streeter from Visit Mesa will talk about Mesa Present. There will be a personal perspective from long-time Mesa resident Ivard Brimley. There will also be Leadership Activities and Presentations from Terry Benelli and Bob Caldwell. The day will end with a dinner for the participants at the beautiful Mesa Country Club. A fantastic class getting off to a great start. Special thanks to Visit Mesa for hosting the class day, Hilton Phoenix/Mesa for providing the lunch, all the presenters and the board members and curriculum committee who work to make the experience educational and memorable.