*The application for LC Class of 2017 has closed
The Leadership Charlottesville Class of 2016 successfully completed their team-based community projects with the following nonprofit partners:
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.
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.
Leadership Charlottesville Class of 2016
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
|James "Jamie" Beadle, State Farm Insurance||Allison Farole, Office of Emergency Management||Carolyn Saint, University of Virginia|
|Bush Bell, University of Virginia Medical Center||David Foky, NBC29||Christoph Scharnbeck, Union Bank & Trust|
|Bevin Boisvert, Montague Miller & Co.||Quinton Harrell, Region Ten||Darrin Short, Charlottesville Fire Department|
|William "Bill" Brent, Jr., American Red Cross||William "Bill" Kerr, Camryn Limousine||Brandi Smith, Commonwealth Assisted Living|
|Lisa Brook, MichieHamlett||Ashby Kindler, Albemarle County Public Schools||Andrew Sullivan, Commonwealth Assisted Living|
|Melvin "Mel" Burruss, Miller Law Group, P.C.||Leigh-Anne Lawrence, Piedmont Virginia Community College||Shellie Taylor, Royer, Caramanis & McDonough, PLC|
|Marlon Cerritos, Crutchfield Corporation||Craig Marshall, Zobrist Law Group, PLLC||Thomas Taylor, Van Yahres Tree Company|
|Jonathan "Jon" Chasen, Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC||Andrew Mills, Hampton & Everett, P.C.||Val Thompson, Charlottesville Newsplex|
|Lindell Chavis, Monitcello Area Community Action Agency||Stefanie Ollison, University of Virginia Health System||Tara Wisnewski, Crutchfield Corporation|
|Katherine Davis, Paramount Theater||Jessica Pointer, Residence Inn by Marriott||Keir Zander, Community Investment Collaborative|
|Gail Esterman, ReadyKids||Andrew Renshaw, Piedmont Virginia Community College|
Program Director: Andrea Copeland-Whitsett email@example.com / 434.295.3078