Leadership Asheville Accepting Applications
for 2003-2004 Program
Since 1982, Leadership Asheville has been working with people who want to play a role in making Asheville and Buncombe County better places to live and work. One of UNC Asheville's
Leadership Programs, Leadership Asheville is a nine-month program of study and service which brings together people who care about issues affecting the community and share a concern for the region's future. Participants in Leadership Asheville strengthen their leadership skills, deepen their commitment to the community, and discuss community issues in the areas of governance, education, economic development, and the natural environment.
"For the past 21 years, Leadership Asheville has worked with over 750 men and women who live, work, and volunteer in Buncombe County," said Mitchell Williams, UNCA Leadership Programs director. "The program has given them a better understanding of the history and potential of Asheville and Buncombe County and has helped them to define their personal role in the community's leadership."
Leadership Asheville is now accepting applications for the 2003-2004 class. Following a two-day opening retreat in September, the program meets one day per month through May. In addition to topic/training sessions, all participants are given the opportunity to make a difference in the community by working on team service projects that address community needs. Every effort is made to make the program personally meaningful and professional valuable.
Leadership Asheville tuition is $1,200, which may be paid by the employer, sponsoring organization, or participant. Partial scholarships are available. For more information and application materials, please contact
Mitchell Williams at 828/251-6125.
- Dr. Mitchell Williams, UNCA Leadership Program Director, 828/251-6125
- Jill Yarnall, UNCA Public Information Assistant Director, 828/251-6526