Leadership Cheatham County welcomed its newest class this past Friday evening with an opening reception at The Golf Club of Tennessee in Kingston Springs. Leadership Cheatham County alumni welcomed the new 10 member class and the group heard a message about the importance of quality leadership from former Tennessee State Senator Rosalind Kurita.
The new LCC class is made of Sam Bancroft, Brian Burnett, April Glover, Betty Jo Harrell, Jason Matlock, Ruth Mays, Michael Pace, Stacey Pennington, Lance Smith and Tara Watson. Among the class is a wealth of experience in a number of different fields, including police and fire service, education, banking and veteran’s affairs among others.
“In Leadership Cheatham County we look for the people in our county who are eager to not just learn more about our county, but also people who are eager to also get involved and make it a better place for everyone. With this new class, I believe we have just that, said LCC President Brenda Montgomery.
Now in its 18th 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 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, the Cheatham Vision Plan, an anti-distracted driving campaign for county schools among many others.