TAVARES — Several Lake County officials graduated last week from Leadership Lake County, a Leesburg Area Chamber of Commerce program that tutors existing and emerging leaders in Lake County to develop a deeper awareness of the community.
On June 15, John Jolliff, Deputy Fire Chief of the Department of Public Safety, Amye King, Deputy Director of the Department of Growth Management, Kelly Lafollette, Information Outreach Manager, and Allison Thall, Elder Affairs Director, graduated from the Leadership Lake County Class of 2006 at a reception held at Lake Receptions in Mount Dora. All four received certificates from the Leadership Lake County Board of Regents for completing the class.
Founded by the Leesburg Area Chamber of Commerce, 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.