Representatives from 29 Clermont County business, education, healthcare, government, social service and nonprofit organizations will participate in the LEAD Clermont Classic Class of 2019, which kicked off its leadership development journey with a networking event attended by dozens of the program’s alumni.
In all, the class comprises 33 members, the largest enrollment in the program to date.
Now in its thirtieth year with more than 500 graduates, LEAD Classic Clermont offers a July through May series of leadership classes and team-building activities, along with learning experiences designed to increase familiarity and understanding of the County’s needs and opportunities. The program is an initiative of the Clermont County Chamber of Commerce Foundation.
Hosted by the LEAD Clermont Academy, the kick-off event also included a Promise Fair, where representatives from eight local charitable and service groups shared information about their volunteer opportunities as a way to fulfill the service commitment, or Promise, LEAD graduates make in return for their experience in the class.
The groups included Clermont Boys & Girls Clubs, CASA for Clermont Kids, Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities, Clermont County YMCA, UC Clermont College, March of Dimes, Clermont Senior Services and Boy Scouts of America.
Today, dozens of LEAD graduates participate on County nonprofit boards, serve in elected and appointed government positions and volunteer in numerous ways to help improve the economic vitality of the community through stewardship, service and friendship.
The 2019 LEAD Clermont class members are:
The class is led by Bob Pautke, LEAD Clermont Academy Executive Director.
To develop and deploy leadership across a lifetime, the LEAD Clermont continuum now includes LEAD Ready for high school students, LEAD Emerge for 20-39 year-old leaders, LEAD Classic for community leaders, LEAD Encore for third-act career leaders and LEAD Over for alumni continuing education.
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