On Wednesday, January 23rd, the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce Leadership Charlottesville Alumni Association presented Peter Thompson, Executive Director of the Senior Center and a graduate of the Chamber�s Leadership Charlottesville program, with the 2013 Leaders� Leader Award. �Peter Thompson has shown incredible leadership in the community both personally and professionally, said Marc Johnson, Leadership Charlottesville Alumni Association Past President. As a member of the Charlottesville community for more than 30 years, he has been tireless in service to the community as a volunteer leader on the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce, Madison House and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UVA. He has worked to strengthen and build our community�s nonprofit sector, helping to establish the non-profit council at the Chamber of Commerce. The Leaders� Leader Award honors an individual who is an exemplar of the ideals of the Leadership Charlottesville program and Peter Thompson has lived out his commitment to those ideals through his devoted service to the Charlottesville community.� The Leaders’ Leader Award recipient is a Leadership Charlottesville graduate who has demonstrated initiative, vision, and responsibility, investing their time and efforts to contribute to the community, the Leadership Charlottesville program, and/or the Alumni Association. �Peter Thompson has worked diligently within our community � as an architect of our re-tooled Leadership Charlottesville program and a tireless advocate for non-profit enterprise,� said Valerie Long, Esq., Partner at Williams Mullen, who serves as the 2013 Chair of the Board of Directors. Formed in 1985, the Leadership Charlottesville Alumni Association (LCAA) is an alumni organization for the graduates of the Leadership Charlottesville program. LCAA is dedicated to continuing the networking, learning, and community activities stimulated by its members’ participation in the Chamber program. The Chamber 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 is a signature Chamber member-service, community-building program. Since 1982, our Chamber has graduated more than 700 individuals from Leadership Charlottesville. They are now challenging themselves, serving their employers and our community in active community-building efforts.
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