CUSTER COUNTY—The next group of local leaders is in our midst and now have the opportunity to apply for the Leadership Custer County Program. Custer Economic Development Corporation (CEDC) Executive Director Andrew Ambriz invites community members to apply and says “you have more power in your hands than you think.”
“Leadership Custer County and leadership classes across the state have one goal in mind and that is to target tomorrow’s leaders. And how we target them is typically through a nomination base, that’s through a volunteer base. It’s those individuals that know they want to level up. They want to become something more and they want to contribute to their community in some way, shape, or form. You have something more to give and we want to give you an avenue to do that,” Ambriz said.
A class of about 20 people will take part in full-day, bi-monthly meetings over the course of two years with tours, panels, speakers, interactive events, group projects, and a trip to Lincoln.
Topics include leadership, education, state and local government, risk management, public relations and media, agriculture, major industries, healthcare, law enforcement, social issues, business and economic development, and educational opportunities.
“Along the way we’re going to equip you with the tools for your to be the most effective person you can be. So that’s leadership, that’s understanding Custer County at a much deeper level through tours and getting to visit with organizations and businesses across the county that are doing really impactful work,” Ambriz said.
Leadership Custer County applications are due August 31 and a registration fee of $325 is due at the time of application. The program is sponsored by the CEDC and Mid-Plains Community College (MPCC) Broken Bow campus. Individuals can apply themselves or businesses can nominate employees to make connections in Custer County and create long-term impacts for the community.