Leadership Pickens County class was a great success with 15 participants making the 2012 class. The class consisted of 10 months of programs, including: Community Services, Education, Local and State government, tourism, healthcare, economic development and communications. The class started this year with an all-day orientation session that included SC Congressman Jeff Duncan challenging each participant to embrace leadership possibilities in their local community. The class concluded in May with a graduation ceremony in which SC Senator Larry Martin gave the keynote speech.
The class chose the Easley area community garden as their service project. Participants constructed planting boxes that will be used to plant various crops.
“This year, participants felt that hunger in Pickens County was a problem they wanted to address” Stated Leadership Pickens County Chairperson, Dr. Brian Swords. “Their project was a great success, and it will really help out the community garden initiative in the area.”
Those interested in participating in the Leadership Pickens County class of 2013 should contact their local chambers of commerce in Easley, Pickens, or Clemson.