Jay Neal To Speak At 2012-2013 Adult Leadership Walker County Graduation Luncheon

Friday, May 17, 2013

Georgia State Representative Jay Neal will be the keynote speaker as the Walker County Chamber of Commerce celebrates the graduation of the 2012-2013 Adult Leadership Walker County Class at the Chamber’s May Membership Luncheon on Tuesday, May 21, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Walker County Civic Center.
 
During the event Rep. Neal will present ‘My Path to Leadership;’ a presentation in which he will tell of his life, the changes and decisions that guided him to the leadership position he now holds within the Walker County Community and the State of Georgia. 
 
Adult Leadership Walker County, a collaborative effort between Chamber Staff, Community Leaders and Chamber Members provides participants the opportunity to both learn and develop the skills necessary to be leaders in the community.  Participants are given an overview of city and county operations, allowed to tour local tourist attractions and businesses, and are equipped with vital information concerning government, education, social services, and industry.
 
Current graduates took monthly courses from September 2012 until May 2013; beginning with a bonding retreat and ending with a day visiting Walker County’s unique tourist attracts.  Other topic sessions included local government, state government, healthcare and social services, industry and conomic development, and education.
 
During the year the class toured the Capitol in Atlanta, Mountain Cove Farms, the Martin-Davis House, Roper, the Jimmy Simpson Foundation, Walker County Sheriff’s Department, DFCS, Chickamauga City Schools, Walker County Schools, 911 Center, and Rock City among many others. The class also took action in the community during Project Leadership Day by renovating a room for teenagers at the Family Crisis Center.

Attendees gained a broader understanding of the complexities that the diverse community of Walker County represents and are now prepared to use the information and skills they gained from the experience to be a leaders in the community.   
 
Door prizes for the event will be sponsored by Brock Insurance and the Walker County Chamber of Commerce. The event will include a meal catered by No Small Affair. 

The cost to attend is $15 per person. Those wishing to attend must register online; registrations are due no later than May 19 at midnight and no walk-ins will be accepted.  Non-Chamber members are required to pay by Visa or MasterCard at the time of registration.

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