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Let me begin today by offering my congratulations to each of you who is a member of this new LEAD class. You are embarking upon a truly exciting, rewarding opportunity, important to both you and Nebraska. Our state needs good leaders, people dedicated to keeping our organizations, communities, and Nebraska strong, and moving forward. We need leaders of courage and compassion, able to think clearly, assess information, formulate a plan, and adjust that plan as needed. We need leaders who work toward a common good.