Written by Jackie Larson
One measure of a community’s greatness is the voluntary contributions made by its leaders. The future of our community is closely tied to the quality and commitment of our next generation of leaders; the individuals who are needed to serve on boards, commissions, in community groups and in elected positions. This kind of leadership talent must be aggressively sought out, nurtured and given the tools to lead successfully. As we look out into the community, many of the most profound accomplishments have been made possible through the leadership of volunteers giving of their time and talents. The Chamber is a wonderful example of volunteer leadership. It’s Board of Directors as well as all of the committees and task forces are made up of volunteers that give of their time and share their expertise and talents. We need to realize that it takes the efforts of willing leaders to build and better the community.