Leadership Jacksonville taps new leaders for yearly program

Leadership Jacksonville taps new leaders for yearly program

LeadershipJAX2013Leadership Jacksonville, an organization that develops youth and adult leaders in Northeast Florida, recently celebrated the graduation of its 2013 class, pictured, including area residents Jonathan Cantor, Angela Gieras, Michael Miller, Jamie Shelton, Nicole Thomas and Rollin Isbell.

The year-long program brings together approximately 50 leaders from throughout the community to learn about the First Coast, build relationships with other leaders and analyze major areas of community concern.

“Like all of our previous classes, this year’s graduating class is comprised of some of the best and brightest leaders in Northeast Florida,” said Justin Terry, executive vice president at Harden and president of the Leadership Jacksonville Board of Directors. “The Leadership Jacksonville program not only provides opportunities for open dialogue between those with diverse perspectives, it also examines leadership styles and promotes a network of community trustees committed to the greater good of Northeast Florida.”

Leadership Jacksonville also selected its 2014 class, which includes residents Michael Maguire, Dana Kriznar, Linda Levin, Michael McCoy, Richard Schart, Valerie Stanley and Alexander Sifakis. They will participate in two weekend retreats, one in August and one in May, nine day-long programs and independent course work. The opening retreat provides structured exercises that explore the dynamics of the urban society, leadership styles and decision-making through group process.

“The Leadership Jacksonville program serves as an excellent opportunity for all those involved to learn about Jacksonville’s assets and its potential in critical areas, leading to a deeper understanding of the community at large,” said Jill Langford Dame, executive director for Leadership Jacksonville. “We applaud our 2013 graduates and look forward to working with the 2014 class.”

A conscientious effort is made to select participants who will represent a cross-section of the community in terms of sex, race, age, income level and occupations. Classes are carefully balanced to represent the composition of the community. To learn more about Leadership Jacksonville and its programs, visit www.leadershipjax.org or call (904) 396-6263.

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