EASLEY – Twenty-one local leaders recently graduated as members of Leadership Pickens County Class of 2016.
Sponsored by the chambers of commerce in Pickens County, LPC provides a framework of experiences for emerging community leaders to become more informed and actively involved in the decision-making processes of their community.
LPC consists of nine monthly full-day sessions to address areas of leadership skills, diversity, education, government, healthcare, community service, tourism/recreation, and economic development. The program is open to anyone who lives or works in Pickens County.
The Class of 2016 included LeAnne Alewine of GHS/Safe Kids Upstate; Suzanne Bixby of Pickens County YMCA; Beverly Brackett of Pickens County Library System; Austin Canfield of Clemson Area Chamber of Commerce; Lawson Clary of 5 Point Church; Anna Connelly of SC Vocational Rehabilitation; Billy Crawford of Hagood Mill; and Alex Dye of South State Bank.
Also, Taylor Etcheson of Sealevel Systems; Will Grant of Cannon Memorial Hospital; Jonathan Hamby of the Easley Police Department; Zachary Hinton of Blue Ridge Electric Co-operative; Ken Hitchcock of Pickens County Career & Technology Center; Wallace Krebs of Sealevel Systems; and Kristin Ledford of Pickens County Advocacy Center.
And Tyler Morgan of Easley Combined Utilities; Charlie Phelps of Sealevel Systems; Zach Price of Baptist Easley Hospital Foundation; Stephen Steese of the City of Easley; Sara Trinkl of The Parenting Place; and Greta Young of The Parenting Place.
The LPC Board of Regents is now accepting applications for the Class of 2017. The application deadline is Aug. 12. Contact Cindy Hopkins at 864-859-2693 for more information.