Leadership Polk County (LPC) is a county-wide leadership program facilitated by Rich Mountain Community College. Two classes completed the program since its creation.
A â€œSecond Year Experienceâ€ for alumni of Leadership Polk County (LPC) was conducted in Spring 2010. Participants for Class III have now been chosen and will meet one day a month September 2010 through June 2011. The 31 alumni of LPC formed an alumni association and serve as an advisory group in the planning and implementation of the program.
Leadership Polk County, a comprehensive leadership development program, introduces participants to a variety of leadership styles and opportunities that will develop their leadership abilities for personal and community growth. This program will broaden participantsâ€™ knowledge of the region, foster new ideas, and provide in-depth, accurate information.
The goals of Leadership Polk County are to
To celebrate what is right with Polk County
To acquaint participants with the dynamics of leadership
To provide a forum for participants to become knowledgeable of the many civic, economic, social, educational, and recreational services and programs that exist in our community
To allow participants to investigate and become familiar with the responsibilities associated with positions of leadership
To explore the needs and concerns of the area
To encourage participants to become more involved
To prepare participants to accept leadership roles within the community
To provide participants a network of individuals committed to doing their best for Polk County
To provide participants with the tools to develop a vision for the future