LEXINGTON, Ky. — For many of the top metro areas across the nation, the secret to their success is due in large part to how well they work together as a region to find solutions to their most challenging issues. While county lines serve as boundaries for governments, business and economies continue to expand across those lines and impact other areas.
A regional leadership development program, Leadership Central Kentucky, aims to provide participants with leadership development and opportunities to build relationships, gain an understanding of issues facing the region and increase community awareness.
Its vision seeks to build a network of committed, informed and progressive citizens connected across institutions and county lines. These leaders embrace and embody the philosophy that our region will realize its highest potential through working together. The class selection is made by the Leadership Central Kentucky Board of Directors, which seeks to put together a diverse class – professionally, geographically, ethnically and gender-wise.
A mandatory orientation will kick off the program Aug. 27-28 and thereafter, the third Wednesday September through May, class members travel to one county per month with a focus on community and regional topics such as transportation, education, economic development, quality of life, public advocacy, and agri-tourism. The topics are covered by knowledgeable speakers and panels, tours, interactive exercises, and class discussions.
HOW TO APPLY FOR LEADERSHIP CENTRAL KENTUCKY:
Applications for the 2020-21 Leadership Central Kentucky program are available on-line now at www.leadershipcentralkentucky.com, with completed applications due by Monday, June 15, 2020. Applicants must either work or live in any of the following eight counties: Bourbon, Clark, Fayette, Franklin, Jessamine, Madison, Scott, or Woodford.
For more information, contact Amy Stout, Director of Leadership Development, at [email protected].