Leadership Brunswick County

Press Release

August 13, 2006 Southport, North Carolina (NC) - Leadership Brunswick County is a program sponsored by Brunswick Community College and the Southport-Oak Island Area, North Brunswick and Brunswick County Chambers of Commerce to develop corps of informed, committed and qualified individuals capable of providing dynamic leadership for Brunswick County. It is designed to identify highly motivated emerging leaders and educate them about the needs of our community, as well as the dynamics of social and economic changes.

Selection for participants in the program requires the applicants to already demonstrate a sincere commitment to serve Brunswick County through community involvement. Applicants should currently hold, be retired from, or have the potential to advance to a management/leadership position. Applicants must reside and/or work in Brunswick County and desire to participate in a nine-month program that promises to challenge and enrich them.

A limited number of leaders/emerging leaders will be selected to participate in Leadership Brunswick County. They will meet together one day each month beginning September 2006 through May 2007 with existing leaders from business, government and education, to explore the needs of Brunswick County and better understand the individuals and services responsible for meeting those needs. Programs will include the history and culture of Brunswick County, local and state government systems, justice and law enforcement, education, environment, health and human services, and economic development.

Applicants must commit to attend the September orientation retreat plus a minimum of 42 session hours from the eight sessions in order to graduate from the program.

Applications must be received from all interested persons and reviewed by the Selection Committee. The committee strives to ensure broad demographic participation with an emphasis on representation from the geographic areas and professional categories in the county. Tuition is $350.00 for Chamber members and $375.00 for non-Chamber members and is due with the completed application by 4:00 pm Wednesday, September 6, 2006. Participants will be notified of selection no later than September 13th.

We encourage you to participate in this exciting initiative in our county or sponsor another leader/emerging leader within your organization.

To receive an application, or for more information, please call Karen Sphar, Executive Vice President, Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce, at 457-6964.

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