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Leadership West Liberty offers training model for small towns

Leadership West Liberty

Leadership West Liberty is developing new leaders in this eastern Iowa community. Since 2007, 29 people have graduated from the program. The classes vary each year and have included corporate-sponsored employees, entrepreneurs, stay-at-home moms and nonprofit volunteers.

The collaborative effort involves West Liberty Economic Area Development (WE-LEAD), ISU Extension and Outreach, Leadership Muscatine and Muscatine Community College. The program covers topics such as running for elected office, serving on a board and implementing projects.

This article appeared in November 2011 -- From Cathann Kress Newsletter