Leadership Cheatham County is currently accepting applications for the class of 2013-14. The class will meet the first Tuesday of each month, October through May, in addition to an overnight opening retreat in September. Those interested in the class can find additional information and apply online at www.leadershipcheatham.org, or contact Leadership Cheatham County president Kim Rottero at 615-305-6786.
Entering its 18th year, Leadership Cheatham County’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 Leadership Cheatham County 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 Leadership Cheatham County program 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 an anti-distracted driving campaign for the schools, the county-wide fire plan, the county animal control facility, satellite early voting locations and the Cheatham Vision Plan among many others.