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Leader class seeks recruits
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Forsyth County News

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Leadership Forsyth information sessions:

• 8:30-9:30 a.m. March 17 at the Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce Events Facility

• 5:30-6:30 p.m. March 23 at the Forsyth County YMCA

• R.S.V.P. to Tammi Bramblett at (678) 699-4699 or

• To learn more about the program, visit

A local leadership development program is looking for new members.

Leadership Forsyth, a nonprofit organization, is designed to develop leadership skills in those interested in serving and learning more about the county.

The program will offer two information sessions, on March 17 and 23, for anyone interested in joining the class of 2010-11.

“We are excited to continue to train community leaders with the formation of the class of 2011,” said Tammi Bramblett, executive director. “Our program is the only leadership development program in Cumming and Forsyth County.”

About 36 candidates will be selected for the class. They will take part in an August orientation, a September weekend retreat and full-day class sessions once per month for eight months.

Class days cover a variety of topics such as local and state government, education, health care, business and public safety.

North Georgia College & State University also works with the program to provide in-depth leadership training.

“Graduates are even eligible for continuing education credits through North Georgia College upon completion of the program,” Bramblett said. “Our program is a necessity for anyone new to the area or to those that would like to do more for themselves and their community.”

The deadline to apply for this year’s class is April 30.

Candidates will be interviewed the week of May 17-21 and notified of acceptance no later than June 21.

Founded in 1989 by 26 county business and community leaders, the program boosts some 500 alumni, more than 70 percent of whom are involved in community and civic organizations.

Participants are responsible for the class fee, used to cover program costs such as transportation, food and guest speakers. A strict attendance policy is enforced.