Chamber Holds Program for Rising Leaders

A full class of Ludington and Scottville area professionals has been selected to take part in Leadership Mason County, a program designed to improve leadership skills and gain a deeper understanding of the community.

The participants chosen by the Ludington & Scottville Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors are: Megan Chaffee, Alisha Christensen, Elizabeth Donnelly Johnson, Jen Hansen, Monica Schuyler, Chalo Mendez, Amanda Kuczynski, Heidi Knudsen, Mike Wilhelm, Marissa Knudsen, and Jeremy Vronko.

“It’s a great day when potential leaders in the community step forward,“ said Brandy Miller, president/CEO of the Ludington & Scottville Area Chamber of Commerce. “We hope the program will be beneficial not only for these individuals, but for Mason County as a whole.”

The Chamber of Commerce is rolling out Leadership Mason County in January, beginning with a team-building dinner at Jamesport Brewing Company and a morning session to follow.

Goals of the program are to equip local professionals with the tools they need to identify dynamics/systems of the local community and strategically plan ways to implement change. Other goals include:

  • Enhancing leadership styles and techniques
  • Developing personal leadership skills in order to maximize contributions to employers, organizations and the community
  • Giving potential leaders an opportunity to meet present leaders, associate in a meaningful way with their peers, and become motivated to greater involvement
  • Creating an ongoing forum for participants to gather and exchange ideas

Leadership Mason County professionals will meet once per month for interactive training sessions. They will also visit various locations throughout the county and address topics in local government, health care, education and the economy, just to name a few. 

Participants will also collaborate on a community impact project to not only make a  positive contribution to the community but also help develop the team’s leadership skills.