Sarah Nelson-Miller, Chief Operating Officer at Foundation 2, has been selected as a participant for the Leadership for Five Seasons (LFS) Adult Class of 2020, hosted by the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance.

Sarah is one of 35 selected to participate in the ten-month formal leadership curriculum. The program provides participants with community knowledge, connections, and inspiration to make a positive impact within the community.

See the full list of those selected for the LFS class of 2020.

Other Foundation 2 staff who graduated from in the program include:

  • Emily Blomme (2015)
  • Elisabeth Kissling (2017)

About Sarah Nelson-Miller

Sarah Nelson-Miller started with Foundation 2 in 2016 and currently serves as Chief Operating Officer. She worked in the human service field in Boulder, Colorado for over 15 years prior to returning to her native roots in Iowa. Her previous work has been in crisis services, child welfare, mental health, and criminal justice. Throughout her career, she has led community wide strategic planning, implementation of best practices and data driven decision making. Sarah has a Bachelor of Science degree in human development and family studies from Colorado State University.

About Leadership for Five Seasons and the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance

The Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance is proud to serve nearly 1,200 member businesses through core functions of business support, economic development, community development and public policy. Leadership for Five Seasons (LFS) is a premier community leadership program offered by the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance that focuses on developing top talent through a formal leadership curriculum. Participants are selected from area businesses, public and private agencies, civic and other organizations. The LFS Class of 2020 marks the 37th anniversary of the program, which includes: Adult, Executive and Youth programs. Read more at

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