WestStar accepting applications for leadership development program

WestStar accepting applications for leadership development program

Posted: Wednesday, October 3, 2012 7:00 pm

Applications to participate in the largest and oldest regional leadership development program in Tennessee are now available from WestStar, which serves the 21 counties of West Tennessee and is operated by the University of Tennessee at Martin.
For application and additional information contact WestStar at 731-881-7298 or on line at www.utm.edu <http://www.utm.edu/>. The deadline for application is Oct. 12. Anyone can apply to participate in the program. Nominations are accepted but not required. Class members will be competitively selected to participate in the 2013 program.
The WestStar mission is to identify, encourage and equip community-minded people who want to become more involved, want to help WestTennessee become a better place and are willing to accept assertive and dynamic leadership roles.
Participants learn new leadership skills and develop strategies for assisting communities in solving problems and maximizing potential. Participants also become part of a growing network of other leaders who, through mutual support and assistance, shape the future of West Tennessee.
WestStar’s vision is that it will be the premier leadership program in the U.S. that establishes an elite group of people bonded by their commitment to realizing the educational, economic and social development of West Tennessee.
The WestStar program consists of eight specially designed seminar programs addressing contemporary major issues important to the development of West Tennessee.
Each seminar takes place over a one-and-a-half day period, with a graduation program in June. The program begins Dec. 13 with an opening one-day retreat and ends June 20, 2013, with an evening graduation ceremony.
Last year’s graduating class brought the total number of alumni to 649.
WestStar alumni from Weakley County include David Belote, Tommy Boroughs, Joe Brasher, Jason Brigance, Jerry Brigance, Andrew Brown, Randy Brundige, John Bucy, Tommy Cates, John Clark, Phil Dane, George Daniel, Charley Deal, Marvin Flatt, Bobby German, Suzie German, Bobby Goode, Melinda Goode, Bud Grimes, Jacky Gullett, Brian Harris, Leslie Haywood-Moore, Hollie Holt, Steve Holt, Randy Huffstetler, Andrea Hughes, Loretta Insco, George Jennings, Sam Lewallen, Jr., Stacey Lockhart, Joey Mehlhorn, David Moore, Jerald Ogg, Andy Page, Tom Payne, Dick Phebus, Jim Pritchett, Madelyn Pritchett, Audrey Roberts, John Salmon, Tom Seratt, II, Suezane Speight, Ray Stevenson, Dennis Suiter, Jeanna Swafford, Lisha Tuck, Steve Vantrease, Barbara Virgin and Walter Ward. Published in The WCP 10.2.12

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