Trey Cash, EDR Vice President, Greene County Economic Development Director, and Interim Lenoir County Existing Industry Representative, experienced three unforgettable days while attending the Government session of Leadership North Carolina in Raleigh.
It was a great session with an inspiring lineup of speakers such as Governor Roy Cooper, Chief of Staff for Governor Cooper Kristi Jones, Secretary of Commerce Machelle Sanders, State Senators, State House Representatives, and a district judge.
Trey shares that the group delved into the inner workings of the NC General Assembly, taking in the aura of both the House and Senate chambers, and savored a delightful reception at the Governor’s Executive Mansion. Also, the group had an insightful visit to the NC Highway Patrol Training Academy that left a lasting impression.
Leadership North Carolina connects established and emerging leaders from various backgrounds and perspectives to help them strengthen their networks and foster a rich exchange of ideas. Each year, through a rigorous selection process, Leadership North Carolina chooses a class designed to reflect the diversity of the state’s residents in areas including race and ethnicity, age, gender, sector of employment, and geography.
Leadership North Carolina introduces participants to innovations, challenges, and opportunities as they explore North Carolina. Graduates join a powerful group of more than 1,300 alumni with continuing opportunities for networking, exposure, and service.
Since 1995, Leadership North Carolina has provided cutting-edge programming to current and emerging leaders from across the state. Every summer, Leadership North Carolina selects a class of engaged citizens to learn about issues related to government, economic development, health and human services, education, the environment, and inclusive leadership. Leadership North Carolina takes a comprehensive, integrated approach showcasing its deeply intertwined focus areas.
Seven two-day sessions are held from October to May in various locations that highlight the state’s geographic, economic, and cultural diversity. Sessions combine presentations, tours, experiential learning activities, and facilitated dialogue. Program participants explore solutions to real challenges and identify where they can best have an impact.
EDR is grateful for the resource Leadership North Carolina is and what it does to cultivate emerging leaders through such experiences.