Up and coming community leaders joined creative forces to design and implement five community service projects through the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce-sponsored Leadership Chattanooga program for 2011-2012. The goals of the projects range from protecting wildlife on Stringer’s Ridge to improving thrift store processes at the Northside Neighborhood House.
The civic projects will be summarized during Leadership Chattanooga graduation ceremonies at the Community Leadership Luncheon on Wednesday. The event will be held from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at The Chattanooga Convention Center. The public is invited to attend and meet 39 of the city’s emerging leaders.
“Leadership Chattanooga is a 10-month program designed to develop leadership skills in outstanding early or mid-career professionals,” said Diane Parks, director of leadership and community development for the Chattanooga Chamber. “Each Leadership Chattanooga class is divided into small groups that work together on community projects. The projects not only address community needs, they also give the participants the opportunity to develop their skills as leaders working together toward common goals.”