Leadership Elk County (LEC)
"The Community Leaders of Today Preparing the Community Leaders of Tomorrow"
LEC entered its sixth year in September 2012 with 70 participants having completed the LEC program during the past five years. LEC was developed when a need for leaders was identified as a major concern for our rural communities. The lack of leadership in rural areas is a major concern for many rural communities and the future growth of these communities. Community awareness is key to the development of a well rounded leader. The Community Education Council of Elk and Cameron Counties, the Ridgway-Elk Chamber of Commerce/Main Street Program and the St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce have collaborated to present the 10 month, adult leadership program - Leadership Elk County (LEC).
An advisory committee of over thirty people work on planning and presenting each monthly program and was developed with the assistance of a grant from the Stackpole Hall Foundation. The registration forms may be obtained from the Community Education Council, Ridgway/Elk County Chamber of Commerce/Main Street Program and St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce in April 2013.
2012 - 2013 Participants: Renee Bauer, William Boylan, David Green, Angel Leader, Drew Lehman, MaryLouise Maloney, Alan McPherson, Paula Micale, Ashley O'Dell, Justin Pratt, Jim Prosper, Stacey Schutz,