Leadership Kentucky, one of the oldest and most prestigious statewide leadership development programs in the United States, announced Thursday the members of the Leadership Kentucky Class of 2017, which includes one Williamsburg resident.
This year’s class includes 52 participants from across the state represent a variety of public and private sectors workers, including Rich Prewitt, who is employed at Cumberland Valley RECC.
Leadership Kentucky, created in 1984 as a non-profit educational organization, brings together a selected group of people that possess a broad variety of leadership abilities, career accomplishments, and volunteer activities to gain insight into complex issues facing the state.
The Leadership Kentucky program is made up of seven two-day sessions where participants are educated about the Commonwealth of Kentucky and its challenges. They will meet with many of Kentucky’s current leaders and explore the state’s opportunities and resources.
This year’s class held its orientation at historic Boone Tavern in Berea and will be traveling to Louisville in July, Maysville in August, Frankfort and Georgetown in September, Eddyville and Hopkinsville in October, Hazard and Manchester in November and Danville and Lexington in December.
The sessions will cover topics ranging from business and economic development, arts and tourism, natural resources and the environment, education and healthcare, agriculture, and government.
Nominations and applications for the Leadership Kentucky Class of 2018 will be available online at leadershipky.org in October.
The Leadership Kentucky Foundation offers three unique programs: Leadership Kentucky, Elevate Kentucky (for young professionals), and New Executives to Kentucky (for senior level executives who have lived in the state for less than two years).
For more information, please visit leadershipky.org.