Last day to apply for Lincoln Leadership

A previous Leadership Lincoln class toured the Frosty Factory on Industry Day.

Application deadline for the upcoming Leadership Lincoln class is today.

Leadership Lincoln XXXV begins Sept. 9 and is held on the second Thursday of the month through April.

Each month is filled with a variety of information, such as team building, healthcare and social services, government and judicial information, education, economic and workforce development, industry, media and diversity, tourism, and more.

Established by the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Lincoln has provided hundreds of individuals the opportunity to cultivate community knowledge and personal leadership skills. Leadership Lincoln promotes civic responsibility by encouraging involvement, as well as developing enthusiasm and dedication.

“Leadership Lincoln encourages participants to ask the questions ‘why’ and ‘how’ as they look at all facets of our community and region,” said Judy Copeland, Chamber president and Leadership Lincoln facilitator. “Our goal is to help the participants acquire a better knowledge of the community’s strengths and challenges. Leadership Lincoln’s mission is quite simple: to develop the leadership skills and qualities within our students so they will become well-rounded leaders in their workplace, their church, a civic organization and/or local government. Leadership Lincoln helps identify and motivate emerging community leaders and challenges those leaders to increase their participation in the community.”

Businesses are encouraged to enroll an employee in the program. Several local organizations take advantage of this opportunity year after year.

The President of Hunt Guillot & Associates, Trott Hunt, said, “We send employees for several reasons, but mainly to become more aware of the community and the Chamber overall. Our work tends to be outside of the local community, so this is a way for our up-and-coming managers to get to know some of the local business people. It has been a good program and all of our people have enjoyed the chance to participate.”

For more information or to download the application, visit

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