Leadership Amherst graduated its inaugural class last night. The eight-month course gave participants skills that are needed to examine their organization and how to be an effective leader in an ever-changing world. They were provided an understanding of the opportunities and issues facing Amherst County and challenged them to use their leadership abilities to influence, motivate and enable others to contribute toward the good of their organizations and the community.
Claudia Tucker, Chair of the Board of Supervisors gave the commencement speech. She praised all of the County departments and their recent improvements which give the citizens invaluable services while keeping taxes low. Tucker challenged the participants to use their new skills by volunteering in their community to help move Amherst County into the future. She ended her speech by answering questions on current matters in the County.
Applications are now being accepted for the Leadership Amherst 2018-2019. Topics will include crucial conversations, a roundtable discussion with local leaders, ethics in the workplace, healthcare, economic development, etc. Be a part of the positive change that is happening in Amherst County.