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Leadership Gwinnett class to begin in August

From Staff Reports

DULUTH - The Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce's 21st class of Leadership Gwinnett will begin in August. From the nearly 500 nominations received each year for the nine-month experience, Leadership alumni select the final group of 36 based on work experience, accomplishments, community involvement, education and other information listed on individual

applications.

The class is comprised of seven one-day symposia covering government, health and human services, power, growth, education, justice and regional relations in addition to monthly study groups and other activities.

"Choosing the class requires balancing the occupations, qualifications and commitment of the candidates to ensure a representation that reflects a cross section of the county. The caliber of these applicants makes selection more difficult. Since the class size is limited, many excellent candidates are not chosen on their first nomination. For this reason, we strongly encourage candidates to apply again if not selected," said Gail Macrenaris, leadership and community development manager, Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce.

"Leadership Gwinnett has been a tremendous success for our county. Since the program's inception in 1985, 600 alumni have taken their places in our community as decision makers and role models. Leadership graduates can be found in every aspect of Gwinnett business, civic and cultural life," said Jim Maran, president and CEO, Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce.