The Jackson County Chamber of Commerce cordially invites past Leadership Jackson County Alumni and guests to attend the 2018 Leadership Jackson County Alumni Reunion. It will be held on Tuesday, November 13th, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Singing River Yacht Club (3900 Beach Blvd., Pascagoula). Tickets ($30 per person or $50 per couple) and sponsorships ($300 and include two tickets) are available for this event. At this event everyone will network, enjoy appetizers, beverages (21 and older) and music.
Leadership Jackson County is celebrating its 28th Anniversary. This is an innovative program that assists in preparing current and emerging community leaders for leadership positions in the region. The program is directed by a Leadership Jackson County Standing Committee of community leaders who are alumni of the program. The purpose is to provide a forum for and increase the awareness of potential leaders by giving them an intense nine month course encompassing a broad scope of community concerns. It fosters relationships, inspires stewardship and encourages self-discovery. Leadership Jackson County is designed to promote volunteer leadership resources within the community on a continuing basis.
In 1989, the Ocean Spring Chamber of Commerce-Main Street-Tourism Bureau and Jackson County Chamber of Commerce together established a community long-range development plan. One of the objectives of this plan was to cultivate new leaders for the community. With the support of area businesses and industries, the first Leadership Jackson County class of 1989-1990 was launched. For 28 years the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce and Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce-Main Street-Tourism Bureau have sponsored Leadership Jackson County. Together with an expansive network of distinguished alumni, Leadership Jackson County continues a proud tradition of connecting and inspiring leaders to strengthen Jackson County. Sessions focus on fundamental leadership principles, community awareness and leadership skill building. Since 1989, Leadership Jackson County has graduated over 747 community leaders.
Leadership Jackson County’s classes are once a month for nine months, but the impact lasts a lifetime. Upon completion of this program, participants are eligible for membership in the organization’s Leadership Jackson County Alumni Network. Those wishing to be added to this list can contact the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce.
Questions on the Leadership Jackson County Alumni Network or Leadership Jackson County Alumni Reunion should be directed to Linda Johnson, Vice President of Operations, at the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce (JohnsonL@jcchamber.com or 228-762-3391). If interested in participating in the Leadership Jackson County Class of 2019, contact Linda Johnson or Yvette Barr, Director of Membership Communications, (Newsletter@jcchamber.com) at the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce. More information can be found online at www.jcchamber.com. Nominations for Leadership Jackson County Class of 2019 are now being accepted.