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WC residents join Westar graduates

WC residents join Westar graduates

Posted: Friday, July 27, 2012 12:00 am

Randy Huffstetler and Joey Mehlhorn, both of Weakley County, were recently honored for completing the WestStar Leadership Program sponsored by the University of Tennessee at Martin.
    In its 23rd year, UT Martin’s WestStar program, created in 1989 to serve the 21 counties of West Tennessee by providing leadership development and training for selected participants, now has more than 649 graduates.
The program identifies and educates people to assume leadership responsibilities in the economic and social development of West Tennessee.
Class members participate in a series of seminars designed to provide information about major issues facing West Tennessee.
Seminars feature different speakers who focus on subjects that go hand-in-hand with leadership and community progress issues such as education, health care, community and resource development and leadership skills. WestStar graduates already hold key leadership positions throughout the state in every West Tennessee county.
Huffstetler is the vice president of Greenfield Banking Company. He is involved in many organizations, including the Weakley County Chamber of Commerce, the Weakley County Board of Equalization, the Weakley County Economic Development Board and the Greenfield Rotary Club.
Mehlhorn is a professor and interim Parker Chair of Excellence for the University of Tennessee at Martin.
He is the director of the Tennessee Governor’s School for Agriculture, a volunteer for Santa’s Village and is involved with the Future Farmers of America and the UTM Farm Festival.
 Published in The WCP 7.26.12

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