I recently attended the participants project presentations by the Leadership Lakeland participants. I was impressed and pleased by the obvious thought that had gone into the projects, and the positive impact of some of the projects.
An annual Leadership Lakeland program is planned, and it will be difficult to top the first Leadership Lakeland program!
Special congratulations to Judy Bennett and Stephanie for a very successful Leadership Lakeland program! While going through some old papers recently, I noted where Commissoiner Bennett had proposed a Leaderhip Lakeland program about five years ago (before she was elected to the Board of Commissioners), so it was rewarding to see her proposal be successful beyone expectations.
Leadership Lakeland participants work hard, but it was obviously well worth the effort and time.
Watch for the next Leadership Lakeland program. I expect it will start in January of 2006, based on present plans.
Again, congratulations to all the participants and especially Judy Bennett and Stephanie Anderson.