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Leadership Forsyth taking applicants for next class

FORSYTH COUNTY — A local nonprofit is looking for its next group of community leaders.

Leading up to the application deadline April 30, Leadership Forsyth will hold two information sessions, during which people can learn about the program, what to expect and ask questions.

“It’s geared for anyone who is more interested in our community and who wants to be more aware of opportunities to help out,” said Tammi Bramblett, executive director of the organization.

The sessions are set for 5 p.m. March 22 at the Forsyth County Board of Education central office on Dahlonega Highway and noon March 29 at Northside Hospital-Forsyth in the 1400 building.

Each session will take about one hour, Bramblett said, and applications will be available at the meetings.

Leadership participants will get behind-the-scenes tours of local agencies, including the hospital, government, education or parks and recreation. Each class is themed to one topic, such as education or history, Bramblett said.

Classes meet for one full day a month for nine months.

“We partner with the University of North Georgia to provide masters-level leadership training, so they do get continuing education credit for going through it,” she said.

Tuition for the class is $1,600, which does not include a $25 application fee.

Applicants will go through an interview process and will be notified by the end of June.

Leadership Forsyth formed in 1989 when a group of concerned residents wanted a leadership pool that was outside of elected officials, Bramblett said. Since then, the nonprofit has produced about 650 graduates.

“For people who want to be a better leader, more plugged into our community,” Bramblett said, “Leadership Forsyth is the way to do that.”

For more information, contact Tammi Bramblett at (678) 699-4699 or