Leadership & Education

Leadership & Education

The L&E committee plans and oversees all of the educational programs sponsored by the Chamber. These include Leadership Williston, Lemonade Day, Teacher Appreciation Reception, and any other educational programs which could benefit Chamber Members. The primary function of the L&E committee is educational and professional development, and seeks to bring quality programs and value to our members. 

·         Leadership Williston

·         Lemonade Day

·         Annual Teacher Appreciation Reception

Meetings: Monthly

Staffing: Events & Marketing Manager

Chair: Jake Germundson, First International Bank & Trust

Vice-Chair: Andrea Placher, Williston Community Library

Leadership Williston was developed and implemented by the Chamber of Commerce’s Partners in Education and Leadership Committee “To Train and Empower Williston’s Future Leaders.” 
Using the community as a classroom, candidates participate in critical Issue Days led by community experts in a variety of formats, including panel discussions, tours, presentations, and hands-on workshops. Planned sessions will cover Leadership Skills, Ethics, Public Speaking, County and City Government, Education, Agriculture, Health and Human Services, Law Enforcement and Judicial Systems, Media, Legislative Process and Political Involvement, Tourism, Arts and Leisure, Natural Resources and Economic Development. 
Leadership Williston may be just the tool to accomplish many of your personal and professional goals. Newcomers to the area and long time community members participating in the program both comment that they are enlightened beyond expectation and equipped to become a part of the solution to the many challenges that face our community. LW concerns itself not only with “what you know” but also with “who you know.” That winning combination moves many important projects from concept to reality. 

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2017-2018 Leadership Williston Class