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What is the selection process? 
Businesses, organizations or individuals may nominate and sponsor candidates for the program. Businesses and organizations are encouraged to sponsor a candidate from the community through our scholarship fund. Twenty-five participants are selected based on the following criteria: Demonstrated commitment to serve the Anderson County community, current or potential leadership role within their organization or business, interest in pursuing a community leadership role, and commitment to attend 90% of the scheduled sessions.

Leadership Anderson County alumni are available for questions about the program. For more information please call the Chamber office at (865) 457-2559 or email: marsha@andersoncountychamber.org

Registration is closed for the Class of 2022.

LEADERSHIP ANDERSON COUNTY ADVISORY BOARD
OFFICERS

Stephanie Sherwood, Chair, Anderson County School

Callie Archer, Chair-Elect, Junior Achievement of East TN, Inc.

Sara Knight, Secretary, Y-12 Federal Credit Union

Christy Davis, Past-Chair, Y-12 Federal Credit Union

 

Steven Brooks, SL Tennessee, LLC

Robbie DeJarnette, Faith Promise – Anderson Campus

Beth Farrow, Helen Ross McNabb Center

J.R. Hertwig, Trademark Advertising

Scott Lane, ORUD Natural Gas

Jessica Lively, Anderson County Head Start Program

Eric Patterson, Consolidated National Security, LLC

Holly Selcer, SL Tennessee, LLC

Ryan Sutton, Anderson County Schools

Cathy Taylor, Clinch River Brewing

 

EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS

Rick Meredith, Anderson County Chamber of Commerce

Marsha Stapleton, Anderson County Chamber of Commerce

 

 

What is Leadership Anderson County? 
The Leadership Anderson County Advisory Board has designed a course curriculum to develop emerging leaders, while simultaneously promoting the importance and strengths of our community. This program promotes leadership development, facilitates networking with other professionals in the community, and allows an opportunity for community service throughout the year. Local business leaders, public officials, and individuals in the Anderson County community are all invited to apply to the program.

What does the Leadership program include?

The program will focus on how the dynamics of local businesses and city, county, and state governments impact economic and community development. Class members will be introduced to business leaders and elected officials who influence the private and public sectors on a daily basis. The curriculum includes sessions on Applied Leadership Skills, Team Building and Project Management. Tours of the area will cover all aspects of Anderson County plus a cruise on beautiful Norris Lake and an overnight trip to Nashville for an opportunity to make connections at the state level and have a photo with the Governor. Once the program is completed graduates will be honored at a special graduation dinner.

What is the time commitment and cost? 

Program Days are held on the 2nd Tuesday monthly

Time Commitment: Sessions are held monthly, July – April

The following dates are currently a 2021-2022 schedule for the program.

Note: subject to change.

  • Orientation:…………………………………………..Tuesday, July 13, 2021
  • Arts & Tourism:……………………………………..Tuesday, August 10, 2021
  • Technology:…………………………………………..Tuesday, September 14, 2021
  • Heritage & Culture:………………………………..Tuesday, October 19, 2021
  • Media:……………………………………………………Tuesday, November 9, 2021
  • Industry/Economic Development:……………Tuesday, January 5, 2022
  • Heath/Education/Community Services:……Tuesday, February 8, 2022
  • Local Government:………………………………..Tuesday, March 8, 2022
  • Agriculture:……………………………………………Tuesday, April 5, 2022
  • State Government:…………………………………… To be determined
  • Graduation Dinner: Tentative for last week of April.

 

 

Class of 2021 Photos