For immediate release - June 15, 2005
TAVARES — Several Lake County officials graduated last week from Leadership Lake County, a not-for-profit program that tutors existing and emerging leaders in Lake County to develop a deeper awareness of the community.
On June 9, County Manager Cindy Hall, Lake-Sumter Metropolitan Planning Organization Executive Director T.J. Fish and Department of Economic Development and Tourism Director Greg Mihalic graduated from the Leadership Lake County Class of 2005 at a reception held at Lake Receptions in Mount Dora. All three received certificates from the Leadership Lake County Board of Regents for completing the class.
Founded in 1991 by a prominent group of community leaders, Leadership Lake County strives to ensure a continued legacy of committed, diverse and well-informed leaders in Lake County. With increased awareness and knowledge of the County as a whole, graduating members are better prepared to lead the County in the future.
Each class of Leadership Lake uses Lake County as a classroom and its community leaders as instructors, while participants receive hands-on, behind-the-scenes education about Lake County. Each program day contains information and site visits, which identify Lake County's resources and needs.
"I truly value the positive learning tool of Leadership Lake County and believe the experience will allow me and others to become more active contributors to the future of Lake County," Hall said.
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