Pendleton County Youth Leadership Class, local officials and economic development professionals, from left: Marianne Roseberry (PCIDA director), Josh Richardson, Jacob Nordheim, Morgan McKinney, Cliff Read (ezone), Mackenzie Moore, Katheryn Burke, Henry Bertram (Pendleton County judge executive), Hailey Wiggins, Gracie Lustenberg, Scott Wells (Advantage by Alliance), Seth Longworth, Mark Hart (Falmouth mayor), Kara Williams (Vision 2015), Casey Barach (ezone), Michelle Lustenberg (teacher), Wendy Harrison (leadership advisor), Brian Thompson (zoning administrator), Bill Mitchell (leadership advisor.) Photo by Jackie Vaughn.
Recently the 2014 Pendleton County Youth Leadership Class attended Economic Development Day with entrepreneurs and economic development professionals from throughout the region as well as local policy makers.
Economic Development Day is one of several special leadership and career development events designed into the yearly leadership program curriculum to provide students with an understanding of those characteristics of leadership which all professionals share. Speakers from various professions spoke to the class about their professions, how they came to their line of work and what leadership means to them from their professional perspective.