The Leadership Plenty Institute Waco is saddened to share that one of our recent graduates of the fourth round of the Institute, James Edward Gooden, passed away very unexpectedly. James was an exceptional person–kind, thoughtful, and a leader in our community. He had returned to Waco to care for his family following the death of his father and devoted much of his time and energy to focusing on making Waco better. Our community will miss the contributions that he would have made with his passion and commitment to serving our city.

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