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CCL Chamber of Commerce takes applications for Leadership 2017-2018

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David Webb is a veteran journalist who has written for the mainstream and alternative media for three decades. He is now a freelancer who lives in the Cedar Creek Lake area.




Leadership Cedar Creek Lake, class of 2017-2018, sponsored by the Cedar Creek Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, is forming a new class for the eleventh year.


The purpose of leadership classes of this type is to develop new community leaders and enhance the skills and community awareness of existing leaders, plus teach techniques to become better team players and to form bonds in business, civic, and personal dealings. Participants in these classes graduate better prepared to take on the role as members of boards of directors and in elected positions such as city council and school boards.


Chamber President Jo Ann Hanstrom said, “We’ve always purposefully keep the cost low ($350) for our classes without compromising content.” She went on to explain that the chamber’s Leadership program is planned to keep the time away from work to around 3 hours one day a month and experience has shown that this works nicely for their class size.


“The Mission Statement of Leadership Cedar Creek Lake is to teach, develop and enhance leadership skills and community knowledge to prepare individuals for elected and appointed positions in the community.”

The Texas Legislature won’t be in session in 2018, but this year’s class will have the option of travelling by bus with chamber members and citizens for a one-day visit to our state capitol in February, 2019 for our traditional Cedar Creek Lake Day in Austin. The fee for the 2019 legislative trip is included in this year’s Leadership class fee, adding extra value.

If you are interested in further developing your skills as a community volunteer, this class is designed to fit your need. An application will need to be completed, and you can receive the application electronically by contacting the chamber at 903.887.3152 or info@cedarcreeklakechamber.com. Class size is limited to 12 participants, deadline for returning the application is September 22 and Orientation is set for September 26. Orientation will be facilitated by E. H. “Bud” Henry, retired US Army Colonel. Bud has held numerous leadership positions in various entities since his retirement from the US Army and is uniquely qualified to facilitate Leadership Cedar Creek Lake Orientation.


 


“The Mission Statement of Leadership Cedar Creek Lake is to teach, develop and enhance leadership skills and community knowledge to prepare individuals for elected and appointed positions in the community.”“The Mission Statement of Leadership Cedar Creek Lake is to teach, develop and enhance leadership skills and community knowledge to prepare individuals for elected and appointed positions in the community.”


For inquiries or more information, call 903.887.3152 or email info@CedarCreekLakeChamber.com. The friendly chamber staff is on hand to help you at the Hub office at 604 S. Third St. Ste. E Mabank Monday-Friday, 9-12 and 1-5, Closed week-ends and holidays.


LEADERSHIP CEDAR CREEK LAKE CLASS SCHEDULE
2017/2018 TENTATIVE Class Schedule (1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, 2nd Tuesday of every month Oct - May)
September 26
8:30 AM –12:00 PM
Orientation –-E.H.“Bud”Henry, Facilitator, Location to be determined
October 10 Economic Development & City Government
Information & instructional class on the basics of tax funded Economic Development Corporations – Gun Barrel City EDC Office, 1716 W. Main GBC – Final details TBA
City Government:
Instruction on various aspects of city government, including elected officials. Details TBA



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November 14 County Government:
Visits to County entities including courthouse offices, county sheriff’s office, tour of jail facilities, etc. Hosted by Henderson County Judge Richard Sanders
January 9 Fire/Police Departments:
Tours & presentations from officials allow class participants to learn about public safety and issues facing law enforcement & emergency services. Facilitated by Mabank Fire and Police Departments
February 13 Legislature
There will be a local Legislative class, with details to be announced. In addition, Class members will be invited to travel to Austin by bus with other community leaders during the 2019 86th Texas Legislature. The trip fee for the 2019 Leg. Session is included in the 2017-18 Class fee.
March 1 3 Tarrant Regional Water District :
Tour & presentations. History, purpose and operational information on TRWD, operators of Cedar Creek Reservoir. Buckley Butler, GM, facilitator
April 10 Education:
Presentations by school representatives and TVCC cover topics from curriculum, school finance and student population to technology, community partnerships & challenges facing our educational institutions. Facilitated by Brad Koskelin, Assistant Superintendent Mabank ISD and Dr. Jerry King, President TVCC
May 8 Field Trip OR Class TBA
June 12 Recognition at Chamber Luncheon


 




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