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Leadership Tuolumne County

The Tuolumne County Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for this year´s class of Leadership Tuolumne County.

Leadership Tuolumne County Executive Board Member Mark Eilrich was Thursday’s KVML “Newsmaker of the Day”.

According to Eilrich, Leadership Tuolumne County (LTC) was developed in 1992 by a group of business and community leaders including the Chamber of Commerce, Topic Day Committees, and dozens of community participants. The program examines current issues by providing participants an in-depth look at private enterprise, government agencies, organizations, and individuals that make decisions affecting our county every day. LTC is a community-wide effort to ensure a solid base of informed and effective leaders to meet and address the present and future challenges, which face Tuolumne County.

The goals of LTC are:

To identify, motivate, and develop potential community leaders
To expand the individual leadership potential of participants through education, exposure, and exchange
To provide leadership opportunities for participants
To foster a commitment to community service
To create a spirit of cooperation for the resolution of future community challenges
Through a series of Topic Days, participants will meet the experts and key-decision makers in areas of vital concern to Tuolumne County. The class will become widely informed about issues of importance they normally might not have the opportunity to explore.

LTC consists of a mandatory opening retreat, eight monthly topic day sessions (one each month) from October through May, completion of a community service project, and a graduation and recognition ceremony. Each of the eight topic days explores and analyzes an area of interest or concern in the community. Topics include Government; Law & Justice; Education; Business & the Economy; Media & Communications; Arts, Culture & Quality of Life; Environment & Land Use; and Health & Human Services.

Applications for LTC are solicited from interested persons throughout the community. Written applications are used to identify those persons most likely to benefit from the program and to invest their knowledge and experience in the years ahead in Tuolumne County. The process is intended to result in a cross-section of men and women from business, government, community services, and other sectors represented in Tuolumne County.

For information, please contact the Chamber at 532-4212. Applications can be picked up at the chamber offices on Shepherd Street in Sonora during business hours.

The “Newsmaker of the Day” is heard every weekday morning on AM 1450 and FM 102.7 KVML at 6:45, 7:45 and 8:45 AM.