Monday, August 18, 2014
School started in Goochland County this morning. The days are getting shorter and soon, summer will be gone.
This is the perfect time to take advantage of the opportunity to learn about the inner workings of Goochland and get to know people from all walks of life and parts of the county.
Goochland Leadership Enterprise (GLE) offers a series of 14 sessions that explore facts of the county from its history to the function of local non-profit organizations. The meetings are usually held every other Thursday, beginning at 7 p.m. and run from September 18 to the middle of March. They are planned for different locations around Goochland to expand attendees’ familiarity with parts of the county not on their normal “flight paths.”
Dinner with the Goochland Board of supervisors and a day at the Virginia State Capital during the General Assembly session provide informal access to the law makers whose actions have the most impact on citizens.
Graduates of the GLE program include: current and former members of the Board of Supervisors and School Board; Chair of the Republican Committee; several past Christmas Mothers; local business people; and a blogger.
Local elections are coming up in 2015. This is a great way to become and informed and engaged citizen.
The registration fee is $55 and scholarships are available.
Registration is in progress and continues until September. For additional information, brochure, and applications call the Goochland Extension Office at 804-556-5841 or go online at http://offices.ext.vt.edu/goochland/index.html or Like Us on Facebook (Goochland Leadership Enterprise).