Chamber accepting nominations to Leadership Program

VERO BEACH — Leadership Indian River County is a community leadership program offered by the Indian River County Chamber of Commerce. The seven-session training program will bring together a cross-section of the community, representing our social, economic and geographic diverse population for a hands-on, multi-disciplinary study of our community. Participants will gain an introduction to the infrastructure, natural resources and current political issues of Indian River County and an understanding of what constitutes leadership.

The program is based on a model that incorporates nourishing and developing community leaders: building community knowledge, developing leadership skills, and gaining an understanding of community stewardship. The program will prepare participants for more active involvement in public and private sectors and civic responsibility creating a better informed and vigorous leadership with a greater understanding of county needs- now and in the future.

Participants will be selected on the basis of demonstrated leadership ability as well as evidence of community interest and commitment. Nominations may be submitted by individuals, area businesses and community organizations and a class of 22 will be selected.

Tuition for the program is $800 per person. Program participants will have numerous opportunities to interact opportunity and dialogue with established community leadership.

For additional information contact Beverly Keehner, Indian River County Chamber of Commerce 772-567-3491 extension 116.

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