emerge-owensOWENSBORO, Ky. (6/30/14) — The Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Corporation are teaming up again this year to sponsor Emerge Owensboro, a community leadership development program.

The program, boasting an alumni base of more than 725 from Emerge Owensboro and Leadership Owensboro, is the premier local professional development and community learning opportunity.

“The class is more than I ever expected,” said Kelsey Mann, Old National Bank Financial Advisor and 2014 Emerge Owensboro alumnus. “The exposure to so many different parts of our community have already helped me in my career, and motivated me to be a bigger part of the community’s direction too,” she said.

Classes consist of nine full-day sessions and will include topics such as education, human needs and services, local government issues, crime, arts, tourism, healthcare and more. In addition to the once monthly classes from September through April, the class members will be required to participate in local civic leadership meetings, and will work in a team to present a solution to an identified community challenge. A trip to Frankfort in February will allow class members to meet state legislators and lobby for Owensboro priorities.

The tuition cost for Emerge Owensboro is $500. Applications are due by July 31. Class acceptance will be made by August 15 – there is a limit of 25 in the class. The 2014-2015 schedule begins in September at Rooster Booster and concludes with graduation in May 2015.

For more information on the Emerge Owensboro program, the Leadership Owensboro alumni group, or the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce, please call (270) 926-1860.

SurfKY News
Information provided by Jessica Kirk

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Posted on 2/2/14
3/13 - 16
1 DOW 18,080.14
+21.45 (0.12%)    
2 S&P 2,117.69
+4.76 (0.23%)    
3 NASDAQ 5,092.08
+36.02 (0.71%)    
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

April 17, 2015 11673

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 23, 2015 7289

Man Charged with Sodomy, Incest/Victim under 12

by SurfKY News
April 18, 2015 5730

Man Charged with Attempting to Coerce Minor for…

by Madisonville Police Department
April 20, 2015 4837

Nortonville Woman Charged with Meth Possession at…

by Madisonville Police Department
April 22, 2015 3973

Crime Stoppers Fugitive of the Week – April 22,…

by Hopkinsville – Christian County Crime Stoppers

Most Read This Month

April 17, 2015 11673

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 02, 2015 8782

UPDATE: Madisonville Man Injured in Head-on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

April 24, 2015 3822

UPDATE: Police Can't Substantiate Injured Man…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
April 24, 2015 781

Hopkins District Court Fines Handed Down

by Karen McKnight
April 24, 2015 771

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released -…

by SurfKY News
April 23, 2015 768

Regional Eighth Grade Math Contest Held

by Joyce Riggs
April 24, 2015 714

Probation and Parole Violators - April 24, 2015

by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
April 24, 2015 656

Career Fair Provides Students Information about…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
April 24, 2015 647

Baptist Health Holds ‘Walk in the Park’ as Part…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
April 24, 2015 630

Muhlenberg District Court Fines Handed Down

by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
April 24, 2015 610

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

by SurfKY News
April 25, 2015 574

Above and Beyond: Wade Simons

by Gary Gates, SurfKY News