Leadership Jackson County (LJC), a program co-sponsored by the Jackson County Cooperative Extension Office, Jackson County EDA, and The Greater Jackson County Chamber of Commerce, is designed to develop and enhance community leadership. Participants from diverse backgrounds will gain expanded knowledge of our community, develop relationships, and acquire skills in order to assure a more active and effective volunteer role in addressing community needs. This annual program gives residents an overview of the county, including its history, judicial system, agriculture, economic development, local government, educational system, health care system and community programs.
On April 11th & 12th, Timsha was able to attend the annual trip to Montgomery to learn more about our state government. Timsha stated, "It's hard to decide what my favorite part of this program was. I have enjoyed every session, and learned something very valuable about Jackson County from each place we visited. I have to say of all the places we went, the Montgomery trip was my favorite. Being in healthcare and on the receiving end of federal funding and having the over site of governmental regulations it was exciting to see where a lot of the process begins. Leadership Jackson County and this trip introduced an interest in government; both state and local that I didn't have before. I have met people that I probably would have never had the opportunity to meet had it not been for Leadership Jackson County. I am so appreciative of Cloverdale sponsoring and allowing me to be able to be apart of this excellent program."