Monday, May 11, 2015

Community Leadership of Licking County

Community Leadership of Licking County

Have you ever wondered what you are good at?  Really good at?  If you child brought home their report card which had all A's and one D, which subjects would you focus on?  Most of us would say the D, of course.  But after taking the Strengths Finder assessment and courses, I now think differently.  What are your strengths?  Do you know how to use them at home and at work?  Are you aware of the strengths of those around you?  These are just some of the things you will become aware of through our Community Leadership Program. 

On May 8th, 25 individuals graduated from the program, which was started back in 1982.  The program has produced over 800+ community leaders and supporters over the years.  The group meets one day a month from September through May.

The program is designed to encourage and discover leadership qualities in every participant during the morning sessions.  Many different speakers and interactive topics are presented.  The afternoons are filled with discovering all the wonderful assets Licking County has to offer.  The class travels around the county, focusing on seven areas:  Economic Development; Travel & Tourism; Health & Social Services; Government; Law & Justice; Business & Industry and Education. 

We are now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 class.  The program is open to anyone who would like to learn more about their community and themselves.  The class size is limited to 25 people and typically fills up quickly.  If you are interested and would like more information, please contact me at 740-345-9757 x5 or

I would like to congratulate the following graduates from the 2014-2015 class:  Mike Birkmeyer with Madison-Collins-Stephens Agency; Suzanne Bressoud with The Works; Denise Natoli Brooks with Licking County Soil and Water Conservation District; Larry Brooks with the Hebron Police Department; Trisha Clark with TrueCore Federal Credit Union; Stephanie DeBevoise with the Licking County ESC/Newark City Schools; Megan Evans with the Licking County Foundation; Joshua Filler with The Energy Cooperative; Patrick Frankhart with Licking Memorial Health Systems; Jonathan Gatten with Tectum, Inc.; Lisa Hayes with Licking Memorial Hospital; Cher Jackson with The Boeing Company; David Link with Bayer MaterialScience; Kari Matheny with Licking County Job & Family Services; Nicki Mayabb with First Federal Savings; Sharon Mills with MedBen; Jerry Newton with Licking County Planning; Jessica Pickering with Fifth Third Bank; Matt Reed with State Industrial Products; Cyndi Schmitt with the Licking County Aging Program; Troy Smith with State Industrial Products; Melissa Spain with Park National Bank; Courtney Van Ostran with Jobes Henderson & Associates, Inc. and Brian Wilfong with C-TEC.

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