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SAVE THE DATE! On Tuesday, May 9, 5:30pm, the Leadership Charlottesville Alumni Association will host a Graduation Celebration for the Leadership Charlottesville Class of 2017 following their project presentations. Location TBA.
The Class of 2017 is currently working on their team-based community projects with the following nonprofit partners:
The class will give formal presentations on their projects on Tuesday, May 9, 3-5pm, CitySpace. All are welcome to attend.
More than 50 members of the Leadership Charlottesville Alumni Association (LCAA) helped to organize the sessions and/or served as presenters/facilitators/moderators. We thank them for their valuable contributions to the program’s 2016 sessions.
Leadership Charlottesville Class of 2017
Leadership Charlottesville – Class of 2017
|Robert “Chris” Ackerman, MicroAire Surgical Instruments, LLC||Sarah Hamfeldt, Jefferson-Madison Regional Library||Jordan Pierson, Blue Ridge Bank|
|Adrienne Agee, Cadence Companions||Christian “Chris” Henningsen, Henningsen Kestner Architects||Nicole Scro, Williams Mullen|
|LaNika Barnes, Albemarle County Public Schools||Alexander “Alex” Ikenfuna, City of Charlottesville||Sara Simoneau, City of Charlottesville|
|Susian Brooks, Klöckner Pentaplast||Stephanie Kester, Crutchfield Corporation||Jacqueline Smith, Commonwealth Assisted Living|
|Brian “Scott” Carpenter, Charlottesville Fire Department||Terrie Lantor, Omni Charlottesville Hotel||Keith Smith, Roy Wheeler Realty Inc.|
|Elise Cruz, Monticello Area Community Action Agency||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|
|Sue Haas, Piedmont Virginia Community College||Melissa “Melly” Neff, Gary Albert State Farm Agency|
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 980 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 an 8-month tuition-based program held September through April. 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. December through April, the class works with local nonprofit partners to complete several team-based community service projects. During this time, there are three monthly sessions held in February, March and April. Team project presentations and graduation are held at the conclusion of the program. 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.
Visit www.melodyrobbinsphotography.com to view the photos. Password: leadership2016
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