About the Program
Leadership Clinton is a comprehensive educational program designed to reach a diverse base of emerging leaders and develop them into informed, motivated community participants. Participants who are accepted to the program on a bi-annual basis attend monthly sessions from January through June about relevant and pressing topics that affect and impact the City of Clinton.
In addition to leadership training, areas of instruction include quality of life issues, community development, city government, education system, economic development, and local history.
Team projects are also an important feature of the program. Since the inception of Leadership Clinton in 1991, there have been more than 300 graduates who have been actively involved in projects that have made a tremendous impact on the City of Clinton. Some examples of Leadership Clinton projects are the fundraising and volunteer coordination to build Kids’ Towne Playground and the Olde Towne Courtyard, the purchasing and installing of an additional swing bay and ADA compliant seat at Brighton Park, providing the funding for a plaque that tells the story of the Fallen Comrade statue at the Visitor Center and many other projects involving education, recreation, beautification, and community.
The objectives of Leadership Clinton are:
- To select individuals who have demonstrated leadership potential through job-related and community activities.
- To train participants by developing their leadership skills.
- To highlight issues and raise awareness of the opportunities and the problems facing the City of Clinton and the surrounding area.
- To motivate participants to respond to challenges by developing “hands-on” projects that will enhance the quality of life in Clinton.
- To provide a network of leaders in Clinton who will be actively involved in helping promote the City and solve the complex issues that will certainly confront Clinton in the future.