Leadership Indian River County is a community leadership program offered by the Indian River County Chamber of Commerce. The 7-session training program will bring together a cross-section of the community, representing our social, economic and geographic diverse population for a hands-on, multi-disciplinary study of our community.
Participants will gain an introduction to the infrastructure, natural resources and current political issues of Indian River County and an understanding of what constitutes leadership. The program is based on a model that incorporates nourishing and developing community leaders: building community knowledge, developing leadership skills, and gaining an understanding of community stewardship. The program will prepare participants for more active involvement in public and private sectors and civic responsibility creating a better informed and vigorous leadership with a greater understanding of county needs- now and in the future.
Participants for the 2019 class are: Greg Brow, National Bank of Commerce; Brandy Buckner, Peace River Citrus Products & The Crab Stop; Maria Caldarone, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Realty -Sand &Land Real Estate Team; Gina Calla, Disney’s Vero Beach Resort; Sandi Creyaufmiller, Marine Bank & Trust Company; Valerie Esposito, Schlitt Services; Holly Forde, Youth Guidance Mentoring & Activities Program; Beth Hager, Vero Beach Outlets; Jaime Klekamp, Klekamp Insurance, LLC ; Jodie Love, Insite Solutions; Melissa Ogonoski, United Way of Indian River County; Jonnie Mae Perry, Gifford Community Cultural & Resource Center; William Pittsley, MBV Engineering, Inc.; Clint Rahjes , Carter Associates, Inc.; Annette Reason, Gifford Youth Achievement Center; Debbie Seagrave, Seacoast Bank; Suzanne Seldes, Indian River State College; Deana Shatley ,Healthy Start; Chris Taylor, School District of Indian River County; Michele Thiemann, Marine Bank & Trust Company; Dr. Nívea Torres, Kindergarten Readiness Collaborative; Kyle Von Kohorn, Alex MacWilliam, Inc. Real Estate; Jordan Wassell, Adams Media Group; Vicki Wild, Sebastian River Area
Chamber of Commerce; and Chris Woodruff, Paddles By The Sea. The chamber will start accepting applications for the 2020 class this summer.
For additional information contact Emma White, Indian River County Chamber of Commerce 772-567-3491.