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Leadership Cortland Recruiting for 2015-16

July 7, 2015

Cortland County residents looking for the opportunity to develop leadership skills and contribute to community vitality by serving on board and committees should consider taking part in the 2015-16 Leadership Cortland program. Applications are now being accepted for the program, which is a joint effort of the College and the Cortland County Chamber of Commerce.

Leadership Cortland, founded in 1996, brings together diverse groups of citizens who share the interests of developing their leadership skills and improving their community. With representatives from a cross section of business, industry, education, non-profit and government organizations, Leadership Cortland educates about the strengths and challenges of Cortland County while teaching about individual styles, leadership, and teamwork. In addition to monthly sessions and a two-day retreat, participants also work as teams to develop community action projects designed to improve the county. Past projects have included Backpacks for Foster Kids, the development of Chill-A-Bration, PB&J Weekend Food program, and the creation of EPICC – Empowered Professionals of Cortland County.

"We have surveyed our Leadership alumni and learned that the vast majority are now serving, or have served, on local boards," says Leadership Cortland Director Martha Hubbard. "Many have been involved in founding a new organization or board in our area. Several others have assumed leadership roles on area committees and projects since graduating from the program, while others have utilized their new skills and knowledge to advance in their workplace."

People interested in Leadership Cortland should contact Hubbard at 607.844.6586 or visit for the application and more information.