The Preble County Chamber of Commerce is excited for the fifth year of Leadership Preble County to kick off this fall. Plans for finalizing the current session, and kicking off the 2020-21 session are under way, with participants' safety top of mind. The mission of this program is to encourage, educate and stimulate individuals to become more familiar with, more interested in and engage in all facets of civic endeavor that affect the quality of life in Preble County. In June, 2019, 10 graduates of the third session were honored, and sessions for the 10 members of the 2020 cohort recently wrapped up and they celebrated with a special evening in October.
What is Leadership Preble County?
Leadership Preble County is a seven-month course designed to educate, train and encourage local Preble County professionals to take a leadership role in their communities. The students will meet each month for sessions covering topics such as Preble County History & Heritage, Business, Workforce and Economic Development, Agriculture, Health and Human Services, Local, County and State Government, Board training, Public Safety and the Justice System, Quality of Life and Education. Each course instructor will be a local professional representing their area of expertise. There is an overnight retreat at Wilderness Ridge at PVM Conference Center and Campgrounds and a field trip to the Ohio State House. There is typically a graduation dinner ceremony in early summer. A sample overview of the class schedule is located here on the chamber’s website.
Why Leadership Preble County? What is the Program about? (Click HERE)
For a sample Leadership Preble County program class schedule (Click HERE)
The class will consist of 10-15 students per year and tuition is $650 per student for the course. Sign up and registration forms are available online HERE or at the Chamber office. Registration is open through October 16. This year's overnight retreat (in-person) is set for Friday and Saturday, Nov. 20-21, 2020.
We need your support! Please choose to support our effort to train and develop leaders who will serve and make a difference in our county. For investment information (Click HERE)
The Chamber launched Jr. Leadership Preble County on December 13, 2019. 18 students from all five Preble County school districts and MVCTC took part in the monthly programming which ended in March 2020. The participants were honored with a private graduation celebration, where they presented their final projects, earlier this summer. Follow Preble County Chamber of Commerce on Facebook to view special videos from this year's cohort.
Preble County Chamber of Commerce
Recognizing Preble County's Young Professionals
Congratulations, April 2021 Young Professional of the Month, Chelsea Sorrell!
Congratulations, March 2021 Young Professional of the Month, Lisa White!
Congratulations, February 2021 Young Professional of the Month, Greg Eley!
Congratulations, January 2021 Young Professional of the Month Landen O'Banion! (Pictured: Preble Connect Steering Committee members Kate Duskey, Todd Appledown, O'Banion, Alexa Little)