Obion County has 2 in WestStar program
Posted: Monday, February 7, 2011 6:01 pm
Lindsay Frilling and Leigh Schlager, both of Obion County, are among the 30 members of the 2011 WestStar class.
WestStar was created in 1989 at the University of Tennessee at Martin to provide leadership development and training.
Representing counties in the 21-county region, class members have a diverse range of occupations and leadership experiences.
Ms. Frilling is the community development coordinator for the Obion County Joint Economic Development Council.
Previously, she was director of marketing and special events for the Boys & Girls Club of Northwest Tennessee in Union City. She is a 2005 graduate of the Adult Leadership Obion County program and a past president of the program.
Since 2001, she has held several positions for the Union City J’Cettes, including president, vice president, secretary and treasurer. Ms. Frilling also dedicates time to Chimes for Charity, CornFest, United Way and the Boys and Girls Club.
She said that she believes that by participating in WestStar she can bring new ideas to the local leadership program. She also believes that by meeting new people through the program she will be able to better promote tourism in Obion County and also help her maintain Obion County’s Three-Star certification.
Mrs. Schlager is currently the administrator of elections for Obion County.
She was certified as administrator of elections through the Secretary of State’s office in 2008.
She serves on the nominating committee for the Tennessee Association of County Election Officials, is a board member of the Obion County Concert Association, is the Union City Elementary School PTO treasurer, serves on the Obion County Leadership Board and is a member of Junior Auxiliary.
By participating in WestStar, she said she feels the experience will help her personally and professionally.