Class of 2019 Announced

The Shenandoah County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the selection of the second Leadership Shenandoah County class:

·         Brandy Boies, Lord Fairfax Community College, Director of Marketing and Outreach
·         Gretchen Brill, Valley Health, Director, Urgent Care
·         Donna Brown, F&M Bank, AVP Lender & Business Development
·         Patty Fadeley, Blue Ridge Hospice, Community Provider Liaison
·         Stuart Freakley, Shentel, Indirect Account Executive
·         Noel Frye, DuPont Community Credit Union, Asst. Branch Manager
·         Tammy Gasper, Shenandoah Memorial Hospital/Valley Health, Vice President
·         Mike George, Town of Woodstock, Streets, Parks, and Special Projects Foreman
·         Cory Grubbs, First Bank, Commercial Loan Portfolio Manager
·         Katie Hazel, United Bank, Branch Manager
·         Matthew Helsley, Wightman Insurance, President
·         Olivia Hilton, Town of Strasburg, Marketing & Events Coordinator
·         Todd Lynn, SCPS, Supervisor of Student Careers and Business Partnerships
·         Michelle Manning, Shenandoah County School Board Member
·         Kelly O’Connor, Carmeuse Lime & Stone, Quality and Process Improvement Specialist
·         French Price, Shenandoah County, Tourism & Economic Development Coordinator
·         Cody Ryman, Town of Woodstock, Maintenance Tech II -Crew Leader
·         Dayith Ryman, Shenandoah Valley Music Festival, Administration, Finance/Patron Manager
·         Jessica Shifflett, First Bank, AVP/Banking Center Manager
·         Robin Shrum, SCPS, Principal, Sandy Hook Elementary
·         Lindsey Thorpe, Shenandoah County Treasurer, Master Governmental Deputy Treasurer
·         Gary Vaughan, Shentel, Manager, RF Engineering
·         Zachary Zayhowski, Hampton Inn & Suites, Seasonal Maintenance Engineer

    “The Chamber is extremely pleased to offer the Leadership Shenandoah County program in our community. The class is very enthusiastic to learn more about what our County has to offer and we have sessions that will provide a great depth and knowledge into each area,” shared Chris Boies, President of the Chamber and Chair of the Leadership program.

    Leadership Shenandoah County is an eight-month program with the objective to develop the skills of participants so they will be able to provide the leadership necessary to recognize and address community needs. Participants will gain understanding of the complex issues facing Shenandoah County through educational programs, exposure to community leaders and the structures within which they operate, and through discussions and examination of current issues facing the County. Topics include Leadership, Agriculture/Tourism, Local Government, Education, Public Safety, Health Care, Business/Industry, Non-Profit/Media, and the final session involves group presentations from the cohort of participants. Sessions are led by a combination of community leaders, professional facilitators, and specialists in the respective fields. 

                          

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    Purpose:

    To develop and foster leadership potential in the community to ensure citizen involvement, community prosperity, and overall community success in Shenandoah County.

    Objectives:

    To develop the skills of participants so they will be able to provide the leadership necessary to address community needs.

    To enhance an understanding of the complex issues facing Shenandoah County through educational programs, exposure to community leaders and the structures they operate within, and through discussions on current issues facing the County.

    Format:

    This is an eight-month program from September through April.  Sessions will be held once a month during this timeframe on a Friday and will generally run 8:00-4:30.  Lunch and a light breakfast are provided for each session.  Topics include Leadership, Agriculture/Tourism, Local Government, Education, Public Safety, Health Care, Business/Industry, Non-Profit/Media, and the final session involves group presentations from the cohort.  Sessions are led by a combination of community leaders, professional facilitators, and specialists in the respective fields. 

    Board of Directors:

    Consists of selected business leaders invited by the Chairperson to select the Leadership Shenandoah County participants. Each Director would coordinate and facilitate their respective Session.

    The Board consists of the Chamber President Elect, Chris Boies; County Administrator, Mary Beth Price; SCPS Superintendent Dr Mark A. Johnston; Chamber Executive Director, Sharon Baroncelli; and representatives from Industry/Business- Greg Hoover with First Bank; NonProfit- Sheila Orndorff with Shenandoah Alliance for Shelter; Healthcare- Niki Wilson with Valley Health; and Media-Mike Gochenour with the Northern Virginia Daily



    2019-2020 COURSE OUTLINE TO BE POSTED MAY 1st

    Days typically begin at 8:00 a.m. and end at 4:30 p.m.

    Attendance is mandatory

    Orientation Session, Retreat and Zip Line: September , 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.     Location: Bryce Resort

    September 2019

    Agriculture & Tourism-Discover agricultural resources as they affect Shenandoah County. Accomplished by involvement in touring various farms, facilities and venues relating to agricultural and tourism activities. Sponsored by: MidAtlantic Farm Credit

    October  2019

    Health Care and Human Needs–An overview of medical care in Shenandoah County including tours of SMH, clinics and special care facilities. Discussions will focus on the current health care and human needs issues facing our community. Sponsored by : Valley Health/Shenandoah Memorial Hospital

    November 

    Local GovernmentAn overview of the structure and function of our local government along with discussion of government’s role in addressing local challenges. This class requires independent attendance at a county and town government meeting prior to the session. Sponsored by Racey Engineering

    December 

    EducationA look at the structure and operation of our public and private educational systems. Includes discussion and interaction relating to education’s role in our economic prosperity. This class requires independent attendance at a Shenandoah County School Board meeting prior to the session.

    January 

    Public SafetyA look at our law enforcement agencies and how they interact. Includes tours of the RSW Regional Jail and County Courthouse.

    February 

    Business/Industry – A look at the diversity of the local business economy including a statistical overview of the county. Includes tours of several area businesses and industries.

    March 

    Business/Industry – A look at the diversity of the local business economy including a statistical overview of the county. Includes tours of several area businesses and industries.

    April 

    Communication and our Non-Profit CommunityPart of this session visits with the media covering our area and we discover Shenandoah County’s Dept. of Social Services and non-profits in the other half. We will learn the role these entities serve in commerce and our quality of life.

    Wednesday, May,  5:30 pm – 6:30 pm   Location: TBD

    GraduationA special event honoring those who have completed the Leadership Shenandoah County Program.

                               

    Thank You To Our Annual Sponsors


                   

                    

                 

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    director@shenandoahcountychamber.com
    540-459-2542
    103 South Main Street
    Woodstock, VA 22664

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