*The application for LC Class of 2018 will open February 2017
The Leadership Charlottesville Class of 2017 is off to a strong start. Thirty-one community citizens spent two days connecting and bonding as a new class at Orientation and the Challenge Course. We’re looking forward to a great year with LC2017!
Leadership Charlottesville Class of 2017
Leadership Charlottesville – Class of 2017
|Robert “Chris” Ackerman, MicroAire Surgical Instruments, LLC||Sue Haas, Piedmont Virginia Community College||Melissa “Melly” Neff, Gary Albert State Farm Agency|
|Adrienne Agee, Cadence Companions||Sarah Hamfeldt, Jefferson-Madison Regional Library||Jordan Roelofs, Blue Ridge Bank|
|LaNika Barnes, Albemarle County Public Schools||Christian “Chris” Henningsen, Henningsen Kestner Architects||Nicole Scro, Williams Mullen|
|Susian Brooks, Klöckner Pentaplast||Alexander “Alex” Ikenfuna, City of Charlottesville||Sara Simoneau, City of Charlottesville|
|Brian “Scott” Carpenter, Charlottesville Fire Department||Stephanie Kester, Crutchfield Corporation||Jacqueline Smith, Commonwealth Assisted Living|
|Elise Cruz, Monticello Area Community Action Agency||Terrie Lantor, Omni Charlottesville Hotel||Keith Smith, Roy Wheeler Realty Inc.|
|Leslie Deane, Cavalier Notary LLC||Brittani Lemonds, Michie Hamlett, Attorneys at Law||Cheryl Thacker, Union Bank & Trust|
|Gary Driskill, State Farm Insurance||Nicolas “Nick” Mari, MillerCoors||Brantley Ussery, Charlottesville Albemarle Convention & Visitors Bureau|
|Libby Edwards-Allbaugh, The Tax Ladies Inc.||Brandy Martin, Federal Executive Institute||Dorothy “Dori” Williams, University of Virginia School of Medicine|
|Lee Elberson, Clayborne Education||Deidra Massie, Commonwealth Senior Living|
|Nicole Ferretti, University of Virginia||Matthew Murphy, City of Charlottesville|
History: The Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce established Leadership Charlottesville in 1982 as an “economic development” initiative in order to advance a key Chamber program to serve our member enterprises’ efforts to help build an active corps of engaged, dedicated civic leaders. Leadership Charlottesville has become and remains a signature Chamber member-service, community-building program. More than 955 individuals have graduated from Leadership Charlottesville and these graduates are now challenging themselves by serving their employers and our community in active community-building efforts.
How It Works: Leadership Charlottesville (LC) is a 9-month tuition-based program that begins in September and concludes in May with team project presentations and graduation. The fall program, held from September to November, consists of 12 sessions built around a curriculum of community issues. Nine of these sessions meet on consecutive Wednesday afternoons at designated locations around the community. There are also three monthly sessions held in February, March and April. At least 80% of the non-mandatory sessions must be attended to qualify for a certification of completion. See brochure for schedule of sessions.
Class Projects: As part of the Leadership Charlottesville program, class members participate in project teams to address significant needs within the community. In order to provide our teams the best possible project offerings, project ideas are received from local community organizations. Request for Proposals (RFP) are received throughout October and November from Charlottesville area nonprofits. RFPs are sent via ChamberBits and email. You can also contact the Leadership Charlottesville Director for a form.
Who Participates: Leadership Charlottesville participants include senior level executives, nonprofit executives and staff, entrepreneurs/solopreneurs, local government employees, and community leaders. If you are an existing or emerging leader from the corporate, nonprofit, government, or small business sector, then this program is for you!
Leadership Charlottesville Class of 2016
The Leadership Charlottesville Class of 2016 successfully completed their team-based community projects with the following nonprofitpartners:
Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative
City of Promise
Foothills Child Advocacy Center
Jefferson School City Center
The class gave formal project presentations on May 11 at Jefferson School African American Heritage Center. Following that, the Chamber presented each member of the Class of 2016 with a certificate of completion.
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Every year one team is voted by the class to present to the Chamber Board of Directors. This year Team Foothills was selected to represent the Class of 2016. They presented to the board on June 28.
Program Director: Andrea Copeland-Whitsett email@example.com / 434.295.3078