EASLEY — On May 25, 22 local leaders graduated as members of Leadership Pickens County Class XXVI at DunBurks Premier Events in Easley.
Established in 1990, LPC is sponsored by the chambers of commerce in Pickens County and provides a framework of experiences for local leaders to become more informed and actively involved in the decision-making processes of their community.
LPC consists of an opening retreat followed by nine full-day sessions that address areas of leadership skills, diversity, education, government, healthcare, community service, economic development, and tourism/recreation. The program is open to anyone who lives or works in Pickens County.
Graduates of LPC Class XXVI include Crystal Alexander (Pickens County), Scott Barnes (Easley Combined Utilities), Lindsay Cunningham (City of Easley), Tate Davis (Easley Combined Utilities), Mary Kate Durham (Clemson University Madren Center), Tim Hiott (Pickens County Career & Technology Center), Winston Holton (Call Me Mister), Seth Hunter (BNC Bank), and Shane Kirby (Allstate Insurance-Shane Kirby Agency).
Also, Ryan Lemere (YMCA of Easley, Pickens & Powdersville), Alexandra Levy (Baptist Easley Hospital), Christman McPherson (City of Easley Parks & Recreation), Rashad Murray (City of Easley Police Department), Lauren Parker (Pickens County Advocacy Center), Cindy Perry (YMCA of Easley, Pickens & Powdersville) and Derrick Popham (Upstate Warrior Solutions).
The class also included Jeremy Price (United Way of Pickens County), Carla Stone (Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative), Kasey Swords (Pickens County Library System), Chrystina Turner (Greater Easley Chamber of Commerce), and Tobias Vogel (Samaritan Health Clinic).
The LPC Board of Regents is now accepting applications for the Class XXVII, which will begin in August 2017. For program and tuition information, call the Easley Chamber at 864-859-2693, Clemson Chamber at 864-654-1200, or Pickens Chamber at 864-878-3258.