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ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- The St. Lucie County Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for the 2014 Leadership Class. In its 31st year, Leadership St. Lucie selects up to thirty applicants to take part in a 2-year program intended to increase individual and community leadership skills and awareness.
Selections are made based upon the applicant's volunteerism, education, professional achievement, personal objectives, and commitment to the community and community accomplishments. The class spends one day a month for eleven months studying specific aspects of the community, such as education, area government, local history, economic development, health and human services, the environment, cultural awareness and quality of life issues. Leaders from businesses, local government, nonprofit organizations and more are encouraged to apply.
Upon graduation participants are asked to develop the next year's agenda and serve on a Chamber committee to apply their community knowledge and leadership skills for the betterment of St. Lucie County. Leadership St. Lucie continues to develop a network of community leaders providing the background, knowledge and expertise necessary for them to serve in public or private leadership positions within St. Lucie County. This program is an amazing yearlong adventure.
Applications are available on the website www.StLucieChamber.org and are due by Sept. 13. There are a limited number of partial scholarships available.