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Deadline looms for LEC applicants

Published 10:18am Monday, July 15, 2013

Today (July 15) is the deadline to submit applications for those interested in becoming part of the 2013-14 class of Leadership Elmore County. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age and either live or work in Elmore County.
The LEC program educates participants about the Elmore County community and local issues, promotes networking, encourages volunteerism, identifies opportunities for community involvement and more.
More than 200 people have completed the program during the past 12 class years, and many of these alumni remain active in LEC.
Leadership Elmore County is a combined venture of the Millbook, Tallassee and Wetumpka chambers of commerce and the Elmore County Cooperative Extension System. Each year’s course consists of nine sessions – one each month from September through May.
The September session is a two-day retreat. Monthly programs address a variety of topics including the county’s history, state and local government, health care, industry, education and more. Every class also selects a group project as part of their Leadership experience.
Applications are available at the county’s three chamber offices, the Elmore County Extension Office and online at www.leadershipelmorecounty.org. Tuition is $400, payable upon acceptance to the class. A limited number of participants are chosen each year.
Selection is based on diversity of vocation, gender, neighborhood, race and age. Application can be made for a partial scholarship. Those accepted into the new class will be notified by Aug. 15 and an orientation reception will be held in late August.

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