Keeping our communities healthy requires insightful leaders who have the ability to communicate and work effectively with others. To this end, many cities and rural counties around Montana provide a year-long leadership development program, and most are sponsored by local Chambers of Commerce. The programs are designed to facilitate development and growth of local leaders, provide opportunities to interact with other community members, and explore local relevant issues.
Lake County Community Development Corporation, located in Ronan, Montana, is the sponsor of the Leadership Flathead Reservation program, which will launch its inaugural class in September. Applications are due by May 15th (see link below.)
The goals of LFR are:
- To strengthen the ability of current and emerging leaders to encourage positive and cooperative economic and social change in our communities;
- To develop a sustainable core of committed leaders who understand the key issues unique to our area, and
- To motivate participants to listen and learn from others, and demonstrate a passion for working cooperatively to make our community the best it can be.
Participants will benefit by getting to know other local leaders, learning new leadership skills, and being exposed to the inner workings of Reservation communities.
Judy Preston and Gypsy Ray are Co-Chairs of the LFR Committee engaged in designing and promoting the program.
For additional information, call Judy at (406) 239-4576, or Gypsy at (406) 676-5901.