Leadership Napa Valley established the John Wagenknecht Leadership Award to celebrate the achievements of the late John Wagenknecht, who launched Leadership Napa Valley in 1987 and served as the organization's first program coordinator. The annual award is presented to a member of the current class who exhibits a positive attitude, shows vision, is a team player and a resource for others, and makes it a priority to keep the class connected. The award is presented annually at the graduation ceremony by John's son, Brad Wagenknecht .
Scott Owens awarded the John Wagenknecht Leadership Award at Leadership Napa Valley (LNV) Class 31’s graduation on May 24, 2018. The award was presented by John's son, Brad Wagenknecht.
Mary and Jason Luros