Sixteen outstanding citizens of Grundy County completed an important milestone as they graduated from Leadership Grundy on May 27. The graduation ceremony was held at DuBose Conference Center in Monteagle with a program that included a catered meal, guest speaker, presentation of plaques, and an introduction of the 2016 Leadership Grundy project.
Dr. Keith Brewer, Adjunct Professor & Educational Consultant at Lincoln Memorial University, was the guest speaker. Brewer brought a message of inspiration and motivation as he encouraged the graduates to work hard at inspiring others and become the next leaders of their families, communities, and state.
Leadership Grundy graduates worked hard in their commitment to Leadership Grundy this year as they began the program in late September, and attended eight consecutive monthly sessions until graduation. These sessions included topics such as leadership development, team building, community agriculture, communications, local education, state and local government, community and economic development, tourism, and more.
The Class of 2016 also implemented a masterful project by participating in a community service project that benefited two local non-profit organizations. Special appreciation is extended to all board members and sponsors of this year’s graduating class who helped make the program a reality.
The overall mission of Leadership Grundy is to identify, educate, and motivate participants of the program to better develop leadership skills that will enhance the future and improve the quality of life throughout Grundy County. The adult leadership program strives to assist citizens with the development and training for leadership roles. Special provisions are made to provide a practical and educational understanding of the problems and opportunities facing our communities and state. Leadership Grundy creates a communication network among people of diverse backgrounds and interests from all areas of Grundy County to meet and share experiences or ideas. The program also encourages increased responsibility and commitment to participants’ local communities, and to the larger community of Grundy County.
More than two hundred citizens of Grundy County have completed the program. Applications are currently being taken for the Leadership Grundy program, Class of 2017. The first program session will begin this fall.
For more information about Leadership Grundy or to obtain an application for enrollment in the program, please contact the UT/TSU Extension, Grundy County Office, at 931-592-3971.