Leadership Jackson Accepting Nominations for 2014 Class

By: Megan Seals, Communications Coordinator, Jackson Chamber on May 29, 2014

      The Jackson Chamber is now accepting nominations for its adult leadership development program, Leadership Jackson. Leadership Jackson gives business professionals an inside view to better understand the community, as well as the opportunities and challenges it faces. The three-month program provides class members the chance to visit community landmarks, meet with area leaders and participate in weekly sessions about topics impacting Jackson-Madison County, including education, healthcare and government.  Leadership Jackson is a great program for leadership new to Jackson or for companies and organizations to use for management on the way to greater responsibility within their company.

      The program will launch its nomination process on Monday, June 2 and applicants can fill out a nomination form online at www.leadershipjackson.com. All Chamber member businesses will receive a packet of information after the launch with information.  Anyone that is interested in participating in Leadership Jackson should talk with their leadership concerning the nomination or self-nominate if they are the primary decision maker. The class program schedule is also available on the program’s website. Due to the number of nominations, companies must limit their nominations to one per chamber member.  Applicants must be a Jackson Chamber member to apply.

      The 2014 class will be led by Leadership Jackson Chair Josh Clarke, Director of Alumni Relations, Union University, along with Leadership Jackson Vice Chair, Angie Lowery, Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch. During the program, class members will meet weekly for sessions on various topics.  A leadership skill building component is incorporated into each session. Leaders in key areas, such as health care, criminal justice, economic development, quality of life, education and government will share an overview of the present state, challenges and future vision.  This information provides the class with a broad understanding of the inter-workings of Jackson-Madison County and a big picture view. 

      For more information about Leadership Jackson, visit its website online at www.leadershipjackson.com or contact Judy Renshaw, Executive Director, Leadership Jackson at jrenshaw@jacksontn.com or 731-394-2205.


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