The latest class of the Lynchburg Leadership graduated recently and was recognized at the Chamber of Commerce meeting at the Masonic Lodge.
Graduates were Kerri Meeks, Mark Neal, Woodye Bedford, Cheryl Eason and Autumn Slater.
“I was honored to be selected to participate in Lynchburg Leadership,” Eason said. “I learned so much about my tiny town that I had no inkling about before.
“We took day trips to learn about agriculture, the educational system, tourism, industry, and government in Metropolitan Lynchburg Moore County. It was eye-opening to learn just how important it is that these individual interests work together effectively and efficiently for Lynchburg and its people to prosper.”
Fire Chief Neal agreed.
One of the best parts was “just meeting new people and making connections for work and education. Also getting to see more of the inner workings of our local education systems. Great experience.”
Class members must reside in or be employed in Moore County. Participants are selected each year who are most apt to utilize their leadership ability for the long-term benefit of the community. Participants must have demonstrated a desire to serve the community by past civic activities, are willing to seek leadership roles on public and private boards, in volunteer organizations, or in public office, are motivated to improve their skills, have potential for advancement to leadership positions, have an occupation such that they are not likely to be relocating from the county in the immediate future, commit to participate fully in the Lynchburg Leadership program, meet its attendance requirements, and as alumni continue their involvement with the program as resource persons, program planners, committee members, mentors, or other roles as needed.
“I would encourage everyone to participate in Lynchburg Leadership if offered the opportunity,” Eason said.