Leadership Middle Tennessee, the regional leadership program founded to engage leaders in Middle Tennessee’s 10-county region, announced the “We Lead Through Helping Hands” initiative fed more than 500 first responders and raised $3,500 in April.
“It has been so rewarding to see our alumni and current class members come together in this time of need to help supply much-needed assistance to those on the front lines,” said LMT board chair Jill Ayers. “Middle Tennessee, as well as the entire world, has been hit hard by natural disasters and the devastating COVID-19. We hope and pray that our efforts have made a difference.”
Additionally, applications for the 2020-2021 class are currently accepted and can be found on the LMT website. The deadline to sign up to be a part of the program is June 1, 2020.
The 11-month program highlights historic and contemporary perspectives on relevant regional themes and features presentations by leading experts and key community leaders. Sessions employ a mix of interactive presentations, facilitated dialogue, behind-the-scenes visits and more. Session topics include education and workforce development, quality of life and a multitude of topics relevant to Middle Tennessee leaders and the area's workforce.
Leadership Middle Tennessee was formed in 1999 as an initiative of Partnership 2000 to contribute to future planned and sustainable economic and community growth and development in a 10-county area through the participation of community leaders in an annual regional leadership program.
A regional board that is comprised of the Leadership Middle Tennessee alumni and business and community leaders oversees Leadership Middle Tennessee. Leadership Middle Tennessee operates out of the Hendersonville office of Bone McAllester Norton. Lee Rucks is the president, and Jill Ayers is chair of the board of directors. Visit leadmt.org for more information.