LEADERSHIP Camden County
LCC Class 21 graduated
Thirty-three participants of Class 21 of the Leadership Camden County program were recognized at an awards banquet held May 6, 2016 at Old Kinderhook. During the nine month program, participants had an opportunity to learn about a number of aspects of the community, including: history and natural resources; state government; social services; health care and education; economic development and tourism; law enforcement and the legal system; and infrastructure. Several sessions focused on leadership skills, group dynamics, team building, and creating a vision for the future. A total of 499 people have graduated from the program over the last twenty-one years. Participants in Class 21 include Jessica Bennett, William R. Brown, Erin Burdette, Forest Chappell, Vanessa Cortez, Shawn Glenn, Vicki Granneman, Scott Hines, Lisset Holt, Brett Hudson, Becky Jennings, Martha Kolstedt, Courtney Lent, Mark Maasen, Karie Maaasen, Naomi Ortiz, Baily Puppel, Chris Rector, Tonya Reiter, Demi Rice, Mychaela Robinson, Darren Rucker, Debby Schleper, Mitch Shields, Bart Sims, Steve Stafford, Madison Steingrubey, Terry Sullivan, Tim Taylor, Becky Travnichek, Lance Utley, Mary Kay von Brendel and Debbie Williams.
If you are interested in getting more information on LCC contact the Camdenton Area Chamber of Commerce at 573-346-2227 or MU Extension Camden County at 573-346-2644.
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LEADERSHIP Camden County
Since the early 1990s, the Camdenton Area Chamber of Commerce (CACOC) has promoted and fostered the development of leadership in our community. Since that time, 466 residents have completed the program. LEADERSHIP Camden County (LCC) is an approach to community leadership development intended to enhance the social and economic well-being of Camden County by developing an active group of effective leaders. As a result, the mission of LCC is to provide programs which prepare current and developing community leaders committed to shaping Camden County's future. Small, medium and large companies alike can benefit tremendously from the program. LCC assists, encourages and motivates individuals to develop important leadership skills. LCC offers a cost-effective program with a proven track record of success. For nearly two decades with a modest investment of time and expense, LCC has graduated hundreds of business and civic leaders throughout the Lake Area.
The goals of the program are to enhance the leadership skills of participants to improve Camden County's future; familiarize participants with the community's opportunities, needs, problems and resources; identify and analyze current economic, political and social forces affecting the community's future; establish effective peer relationships among participants; provide a common ground for communications between participants and community leaders; and to educate participants on how to move people and ideas to action.
Anyone may apply to participate in this program. Class size will be limited to foster group interaction and create the best learning environment possible. Participation in LEADERSHIP Camden County requires a commitment of time and financial resources.