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Applications for the Class of 2017-2018 Being Accepted Now

Leadership Cheatham County is currently accepting applications for the 2017-2018 class. The new class will meet once each month, October through May, in addition to an opening reception in August and an opening overnight retreat in September. Those interested in the class can find additional information and apply here.  Applications should be returned or submitted online by June 12 to be considered for the next class.

lcc-logoEntering its 22nd year, Leadership Cheatham County’s alumni include hundreds of men and women who have gained a richer understanding of the beautiful place where they live and work and a network of colleagues who are committed to making Cheatham County a stronger and more cohesive community.

 

 

Applications for Leadership Cheatham County Being Accepted Now

Leadership Cheatham County is currently accepting applications for the 2015-2016 class. The new class will meet the first Tuesday of each month, October through May, in addition to an opening reception in September. Those interested in the class can find additional information and apply here.  Applications should be returned or submitted online by June 15 to be considered for the next class.

LCC bannerEntering its 20th year, Leadership Cheatham County’s purpose continues to be focused on the enhancement of individual leadership skills, abilities and community knowledge while fostering a free exchange of ideas and concerns. In addition Leadership Cheatham County aims to help develop a positive, cohesive community image and foster attitudes of increased commitment, cooperation and participation within our community for the long-term benefit of Cheatham County.

The Leadership Cheatham County program consists of nine monthly seminars, group discussions, field trips and retreats that address various issues of importance in Cheatham County. Participants will view and gain a hands-on knowledge of the county’s history, agriculture and tourism offerings, in addition to seeing how the education system, businesses and industry, safety services and government operations all work together within Cheatham County and its four cities.

Each participant will also be involved in the development of a group project that will benefit the county as a whole. Previous classes have completed such projects as the development of an anti-distracted driving campaign for the schools, the county-wide fire plan, the county animal control facility, satellite early voting locations and the Cheatham Vision Plan among many others.

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Leadership Class of 2014/15 gets to enjoy the Town of Kingston Springs

The Cheatham County Leadership Class of 2014/15 met up once again on February 10, 2015 and were treated to all the deligh2014-15 Leadership - KSprings Day (2)ts of Kingston Springs on their most recent “Leadership Day”. The class met at The Beck Meeting Hall on Main St where they were welcomed by the chairperson for the day, Jeremy Vaughn.

The group were given a history of Kingston Springs by former Kingston Springs Mayor, Tony Campbell, followed by a description of the City Administration operations illustrated by current City Manager, Laurie Cooper. The sit-down part of the morning finished up with a Parks presentation provided by Parks Director, Brandy Miniat.

The class then ventured out in the February cold to meet up with Lisa Householder, Park Ranger to enjoy some of the beautiful and historic landmarks in the town. First they were treated to a tour and history of May’s Mace Bluff where the group did a little hiking also. The hiking did not stop there as following this they were taken for a tour and history lesson at the Narrows of the Harpeth. Following their exhausting endeavors the class were then given a much needed break and were provided lunch at the Kingston Springs Fire Dept. Station # 1 courtesy of the Town of Kingston Springs.

The afternoon carried on with just as much excitement for the 6 class members at Katie Conley discussed Kingston Springs and the Music Industry that goes along with the town. Some of the Emergency Services were next on hand with Chief Eugene Ivey and K9 Officer Palazzi giving a Police Dept. presentation followed by Captain Jeremy Vaughn with a Fire Dept. presentation. Finally the group were given a media presentation from the folks at the South Cheatham Advocate publication.

The class will next meet on Tuesday, March 10th where the day will be focused on Education throughout the entire county while enjoying the ride on a school bus all day long.2014-15 Leadership - KSprings Day

Towns of Pleasant View and Pegram welcome Leadership Cheatham County Class 2014/15

The 2014/15 Leadership Class have met twice since our last publication, the first being back on December 9, 2014 where the group learned about the Town of Pleasant View and some of its businesses. The class met at the Pleasant View Volunteer Fire Administration building where Educational Opportunities in the town were discussed from representatives of the Buchanan Beauty School, the Montessori School and the Pleasant View Christian School & Day Care.

Following these discussions the group traveled to the Pleasant View Utility Dept. where they met with City Officials included Mayor Perry Keenan and Vice-Mayor Danny Rediker, John Anthony and Zac McCarver discussed the operations of the I-24 Exchange newspaper. The class then enjoyed lunch at the Pleasant View Diner which was followed by presentations of both the Health Services and Police Services from Dr. Fred Nordquist and Chief Tad Wheeler respectively.

The day wrapped up with a visit to the Pleasant View Milling Company where the Binkley Family were so kind to welcome the group and discuss the history and operations of the business. Finally Chief P.J. Duncan treated the class to a discussion regarding the Emergency Services in the town. The Chairperson for the day was Donetta Hedges and the Co-Chair was Tammy Matthews.

On January 13, 2015 the class met in the New Year in the Town of Pegram at Town Hall where presentations were made by Chuck Neese (History to Present – Pegram Community Club), Marie Smith (History of Fire Dept.) and Gene Hannah (EDC & Tourism). Following a brief session of a “Getting to Know Me” discussion where the group told of something the others in the class did not know Mayor Charles Morehead led the group on a discussion of the local government.

Lou Chambers then discussed the Emergency Services with regard to PEMB / Agency followed by Fire Chief Brent Stuart letting the class know about the present day and future of the Fire Department. The morning concluded with a presentation from The ARK Director, Anne Carty about the ARK Program and its operation. The group were treated to lunch at Town Hall provided by Sharon Elkins. Following lunch the group took part in a Poverty Simulation orchestrated by the BOE and the day concluded with John Mayfield discussing the numerous charitable organizations he is associated with and that are available to volunteer for throughout the county.

The class will reconvene on February 10, 2015 where they will get to enjoy all about the Town of Kingston Springs.

Now in its 19th year, LCC’s purpose continues to be focused on the enhancement of individual leadership skills, abilities and community knowledge while fostering a free exchange of ideas and concerns. In addition LCC aims to help develop a positive, cohesive community image and foster attitudes of increased commitment, cooperation and participation within our community for the long-term benefit of Cheatham County.

The LCC program consists of nine monthly seminars, group discussions, field trips and retreats that address various issues of importance in Cheatham County. Participants will view and gain a hands-on knowledge of the county’s history, agriculture and tourism offerings, in addition to seeing how the education system, businesses and industry, safety services and government operations all work together within Cheatham County and its four cities.

Each participant will also be involved in the development of a group project that will benefit the county as a whole. Previous classes have completed such projects as the development of the county-wide fire plan, the county animal control facility, satellite early voting locations, the Cheatham Vision Plan, an anti-distracted driving campaign for county schools among many others.Leadership - Pegram Day2

Leadership 2014/15 class learns all about Ashland City

2014-15 Leadership - ACity DayASHLAND CITY, Tenn. – The 2014/15 Leadership Class of Cheatham County reconvened with one another on Tuesday, November 18th on their second Leadership “Day” where they were treated to the many treasures offered and serviced in Ashland City.

The group met at the Ashland City Fire Hall #2 where they were greeted by the chairperson for the day, Chief of Police Marc Coulon. They were then given a presentation from the Fire Department on the day to day operations and services offered to the city. The class then traveled to AO Smith and took a tour to see exactly how the process works at the factory, which offers Cheatham County the highest employment for the entire county.

Following the tour of AO Smith the class then traveled to City Hall where they were treated to presentations from Tim Adkins (Ashland City Times), Phyllis Schaeffer (City Admin Office), Anita Justice (Courts), Tony Young (Parks and Rec) and Mike Armstrong (Codes).

After enjoying lunch that was provided courtesy of City Hall the group then traveled to the Police Department and Water Department where tours were given by Chief Coulon and Billy Harris respectively. Following these the class were indulged with a History of Ashland City presented by Lisa Walker. The day ended with a discussion with the Mayor of Ashland City, Mayor Rick Johnson.

The classes next Leadership “Day” will be on Tuesday, December 9th where they will be spoiled and pampered in the town of Pleasant View where they will learn all about the town and its services.

2014-15 Leadership - ACity Day (2)Now in its 19th year, LCC’s purpose continues to be focused on the enhancement of individual leadership skills, abilities and community knowledge while fostering a free exchange of ideas and concerns. In addition LCC aims to help develop a positive, cohesive community image and foster attitudes of increased commitment, cooperation and participation within our community for the long-term benefit of Cheatham County.

The LCC program consists of nine monthly seminars, group discussions, field trips and retreats that address various issues of importance in Cheatham County. Participants will view and gain a hands-on knowledge of the county’s history, agriculture and tourism offerings, in addition to seeing how the education system, businesses and industry, safety services and government operations all work together within Cheatham County and its four cities.

Each participant will also be involved in the development of a group project that will benefit the county as a whole. Previous classes have completed such projects as the development of the county-wide fire plan, the county animal control facility, satellite early voting locations, the Cheatham Vision Plan, an anti-distracted driving campaign for county schools among many others.

Leadership Cheatham County class of 2014/15 take part in Agriculture Day

2014-15 Leadership - Ag Day

ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. – The new Leadership Cheatham County class of 2014/15 took part in their first Leadership “Day” on Tuesday, October 14th while participating in Agriculture Day where they learned about numerous farming projects throughout the county.

All classmates were in attendance including Mark Haney, Tara Watson, Jeff Bennett, Tripp Spear, Renea Rosson and Hayes Wellington. The chairperson for the day was Leadership alum and TSU-UT Extension Director, Ronnie Barron and the co-chair was alum and TSU-UT Extension agent, Sierra Knaus. After enjoying a light breakfast at the TSU-UT Extension office the group traveled to Cheatham Dam where they met up with the Cheatham County Youth Leadership group for an Opening Leadership lesson.

The class then traveled to the Henrietta/Thomasville area and visited with Walter Weakley to see his Row-Crop farm operation. The group then visited the Tommy Dale Palmore Tobacco Farm followed by a trip to Charles Head’s diversified beef and tobacco farm. For the lunch the group traveled to KLD Farm off of Petway Rd where they enjoyed hearing of Ken and Lucy Drinnon’s cattle operation as well as being treated to farm-raised all natural burgers with fixings.

After filling up and refueling at lunch the class heading to the Cheatham Wildlife Management Headquarters to hear from Randy Cromer, manager of the Cheatham Wildlife Management Area which was swiftly followed with a short drive and a tour of the TSU Small Farms Research Demonstration Farm on River Rd with Chris Robbins, TSU Farm Agent enlightening the group on that operation. The day ended with a recoup and debrief back at the UT Extension office.

Now in its 19th year, LCC’s purpose continues to be focused on the enhancement of individual leadership skills, abilities and community knowledge while fostering a free exchange of ideas and concerns. In addition LCC aims to help develop a positive, cohesive community image and foster attitudes of increased commitment, cooperation and participation within our community for the long-term benefit of Cheatham County.

The LCC program consists of nine monthly seminars, group discussions, field trips and retreats that address various issues of importance in Cheatham County. Participants will view and gain a hands-on knowledge of the county’s history, agriculture and tourism offerings, in addition to seeing how the education system, businesses and industry, safety services and government operations all work together within Cheatham County and its four cities.

Each participant will also be involved in the development of a group project that will benefit the county as a whole. Previous classes have completed such projects as the development of the county-wide fire plan, the county animal control facility, satellite early voting locations, the Cheatham Vision Plan, an anti-distracted driving campaign for county schools among many others.

2014/15 LEADERSHIP CHEATHAM CLASS ATTENDS OPENING RETREAT

ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. – The new Leadership Cheatham County class of 2014/15 met over the weekend to take part in the annual opening retreat. The weekend allows for the new classmates to become more acquainted with one another as well as give them time to discuss possible ideas for their club project that they will present at the end of the Leadership year.

Classmates that were in attendance on the Saturday at the Girl Scout Camp in Ashland City included Mark Haney, Tara Watson, Jeff Bennett, Tripp Spear and Renea Rosson. The chairperson for the weekend was Leadership alum, Cheryl Davis and the co-chair was Sharon Elkins. After enjoying breakfast the class took part in numerous team building exercises taught by Janet Cluck, MS, CFCS. Following lunch the class took part in a personality assessment with time allowed following that for the class to discuss possible ideas for the class project. The day ended with the class taking part in an Equestrian Team Building Program led by Carol Goats with the Girl Scout Camp.

The class reconvened on the Sunday meeting at AdventureWorks in Kingston Springs where other class member Hayes Wellington was able to join the rest of the class. After having breakfast to give them the energy needed for the day the class took part in the numerous team building activities available at AdventureWorks to help the group work together in solving problems as well as enjoying a little bit of fun. After lunch and more activities the class presented its project ideas to the chairperson, co-chair and Leadership Cheatham County President, Derek Noe.

The class will begin its monthly Leadership “Days” beginning in October when they will take part in Agriculture Day on October 14th where they will learn about some of the numerous agriculture operations throughout the entire county.

Now in its 19th year, LCC’s purpose continues to be focused on the enhancement of individual leadership skills, abilities and community knowledge while fostering a free exchange of ideas and concerns. In addition LCC aims to help develop a positive, cohesive community image and foster attitudes of increased commitment, cooperation and participation within our community for the long-term benefit of Cheatham County.

The LCC program consists of nine monthly seminars, group discussions, field trips and retreats that address various issues of importance in Cheatham County. Participants will view and gain a hands-on knowledge of the county’s history, agriculture and tourism offerings, in addition to seeing how the education system, businesses and industry, safety services and government operations all work together within Cheatham County and its four cities.

Each participant will also be involved in the development of a group project that will benefit the county as a whole. Previous classes have completed such projects as the development of the county-wide fire plan, the county animal control facility, satellite early voting locations, the Cheatham Vision Plan, an anti-distracted driving campaign for county schools among many others.

LEADERSHIP CHEATHAM CLASS OF 2015 INTDRODUCED AT RECEPTION

The newest Leadership Cheatham County Class was introduced Friday, August 15 in a reception at The Golf Club of Tennessee in Kingston Springs. (Back Row L-R: Jeff Bennett, Hayes Wellington, Tripp Spear, Mark Haney. L-R: Renea Rosson, Tara Watson) Not pictured: Dana Austin.
Leadership Cheatham Class of 2015 (Back Row L-R: Jeff Bennett, Hayes Wellington, Tripp Spear, Mark Haney. L-R: Renea Rosson, Tara Watson) Not pictured: Dana Austin.

Leadership Cheatham County welcomed its newest class this past Friday evening with an opening reception at The Golf Club of Tennessee in Kingston Springs. Leadership Cheatham County alumni welcomed the new seven member class and the group heard a message about the importance of following your dreams and being an involved leader from Women Can Talk Sports founder Taryn Foshee.

The new LCC class is made up of participants Dana Austin, Jeff Bennett, Mark Haney, Renea Rosson, Tripp Spear, Tara Watson and Hayes Wellington. Among the class is a wealth of experience in a number of fields including education, communications, public safety, banking and job placement among others.

The Class of 2015 was introduced to a room full of LCC alumni attending the welcoming reception, before hearing an inspirational message from Foshee. She addressed the class about her experiences not only in winning Miss Mississippi and finishing among the top five in the Miss America pageant, but also how she translated those experiences into fulfilling her dream of creating Women Can Talk Sports to educate and encourage women to avoid being a stereotype and get involved in the conversation about athletics.

Former Miss Mississippi and Miss America Top Five Finisher Taryn Foshee, was the keynote speaker for the Leadership Cheatham County opening reception Friday night. Foshee is now the founder of Women Can Talk Sports.
Former Miss Mississippi and Miss America Top Five Finisher Taryn Foshee, was the keynote speaker for the Leadership Cheatham County opening reception Friday night. Foshee is now the founder of Women Can Talk Sports.

The Class of 2015 will next get together in September to begin the nine month LCC program.

Now in its 19th year, LCC’s purpose continues to be focused on the enhancement of individual leadership skills, abilities and community knowledge while fostering a free exchange of ideas and concerns. In addition LCC aims to help develop a positive, cohesive community image and foster attitudes of increased commitment, cooperation and participation within our community for the long-term benefit of Cheatham County.

The LCC program consists of nine monthly seminars, group discussions, field trips and retreats that address various issues of importance in Cheatham County. Participants will view and gain a hands-on knowledge of the county’s history, agriculture and tourism offerings, in addition to seeing how the education system, businesses and industry, safety services and government operations all work together within Cheatham County and its four cities.

Each participant will also be involved in the development of a group project that will benefit the county as a whole. Previous classes have completed such projects as the development of the county-wide fire plan, the county animal control facility, satellite early voting locations, the Cheatham Vision Plan, an anti-distracted driving campaign for county schools among many others.

 

LEADERSHIP CHEATHAM COUNTY TO ANNOUNCE NEW CLASS AUGUST 15

Leadership Cheatham County will welcome the program’s 19th class of participants during an opening reception, Friday, August 15, at The Golf Club of Tennessee in Kingston Springs. All Leadership Cheatham County alumni are invited to attend the event that will begin at 6:30 p.m., and feature former Miss America Top 5 finalist and founder of Women Can Talk Sports, Taryn Foshee, who will share here unique story of leadership and entrepreneurship.

Former Miss America Top 5 Finalist and founder of Women Can Talk Sports Taryn Foshee will speak to the newest Leadership Cheatham County class at the Aug. 15 opening reception.
Former Miss America Top 5 Finalist and founder of Women Can Talk Sports Taryn Foshee will speak to the newest Leadership Cheatham County class at the Aug. 15 opening reception.

Entering its 19th year, LCC’s purpose continues to be focused on the enhancement of individual leadership skills, abilities and community knowledge while fostering a free exchange of ideas and concerns. In addition LCC aims to help develop a positive, cohesive community image and foster attitudes of increased commitment, cooperation and participation within our community for the long-term benefit of Cheatham County.

The LCC program consists of nine monthly seminars, group discussions, field trips and retreats that address various issues of importance in Cheatham County. Participants will view and gain a hands-on knowledge of the county’s history, agriculture and tourism offerings, in addition to seeing how the education system, businesses and industry, safety services and government operations all work together within Cheatham County and its four cities.

Each participant will also be involved in the development of a group project that will benefit the county as a whole. Previous classes have completed such projects as the development of the county-wide fire plan, the county animal control facility, satellite early voting locations, the Cheatham Vision Plan, an anti-distracted driving campaign for county schools among many others.

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