Leadership Cheatham County (LCC) has extended its application deadline to July 31. Anyone who lives or works in Cheatham County is eligible to apply and may do so by contacting LCC President Frank Luppe by phone at 615-746-4632 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Leadership Cheatham County has had some of the best minds and top leaders in the county participate over the years and we are excited about compiling next year’s class,” said Luppe.
Entering its 17th year, LCC’s purpose continues to be focused on the enhancement of individual leadership skills, abilities and community knowledge while fostering a free exchange of ideas and concerns. In addition LCC aims to help develop a positive, cohesive community image and foster attitudes of increased commitment, cooperation and participation within our community for the long-term benefit of Cheatham County.
The LCC program begins in September and consists of nine monthly seminars, group discussions, field trips and retreats that address various issues of importance in Cheatham County. Participants will view and gain a hands-on knowledge of the county’s history, agriculture and tourism offerings, in addition to seeing how the education system, businesses and industry, safety services and government operations all work together within Cheatham County and its four cities.
Each participant will also be involved in the development of a group project that will benefit the county as a whole. Previous classes have completed such projects as the development of the county-wide fire plan, the county animal control facility, satellite early voting locations and the Cheatham Vision Plan among many others.
Luppe added, “We are looking for people from all over Cheatham County who want to be leaders and are looking for a way to get involved. LCC provides a way for those who are new to the area, or those who have been here their entire life, to learn more about what goes on in the county and how they can get involved to make it even better.”