Gail Urban has been named as the recipient of the 2023 Lyle Butler Distinguished Leadership Award at the organization’s recent graduation ceremonies. Urban has been a licensed Financial Advisor since 2009 specializing in helping individuals and is a 2004 graduate of Leadership Manhattan.
At each year’s graduation ceremony, the Lyle Butler Distinguished Leadership Award recognizes one leadership program alumnus for exemplary community service.
The selection committee looked for someone that demonstrated a long-term commitment of being engaged in the community; someone who is a problem solver, a consensus-builder, and a collaborative leader; and an individual that focuses on the well-being of the entire community, always demonstrating a positive attitude, personal humility and caring for the people around them.
Urban's service to the community includes Big Brother, Big Sisters as a Community Leadership Council Member as well as a being a Big. She is a member of the Fairy Godmothers and is active in their church
Gail has been active in the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce for many years. She served on the board for 7 years, was the Audit committee chair for 2 years; a Diplomat for 6 years and served as the Inter City Visit Chair for two separate trips.
The Leadership Manhattan ceremony held April 4 concludes the program for 18 graduates. The four-month program – presented by Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce – includes sessions on state and local government, community awareness and Manhattan’s economy.
Congratulations to Gail Urban on the Distinguished Service Award, and the entire Leadership Manhattan Class of 2023.
Pictured from left to right, Lyle Butler, Gail Urban, Linda Cook