Preparing the Next Generation of Community Leaders
They are sitting at their desks, one in a bank and another in City Hall. One is helping counsel citizens to find local employment while another is seeing that trucks are fully loaded and hitting the road on schedule. They are teaching your children, creating websites, and making sure there is enough food on your table. They are Leadership Griffin+Spalding.
These unique individuals commit themselves to an eight-month program to become better leaders in Griffin-Spalding County by seeing key aspects of community development first-hand. Participants are equipped with resources that will aid their work, build their community, and enrich the lives of their families.
Participants in Leadership Griffin+Spalding benefit from getting to know one another and from the exchange of ideas and experiences. They gain knowledge and understanding on crucial issues facing our community, while also attaining leadership skills to make a difference. In addition, they develop a network of relationships with other leaders of various backgrounds throughout Griffin-Spalding County.
Cost for the 8-month course is $350 and includes all session materials,
It is our hope that you or someone in your organization would step up to participate in Leadership Griffin+Spalding. Click on the application icon to register now.
Dr. Randall Peters
Chairman Leadership Griffin/Spalding
Class of 2024 Leadership Application
Sessions are held monthly, typically on Fridays.
A detailed schedule will be available in June 2023.
All sessions are 8:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m. unless otherwise stated.
Please watch monthly emails for location details.
Each year the class is asked to form groups and identify projects that would impact the community while being self-sustaining. Here are a few of the Leadership Projects:
1000 Books before Kindergarten - encouraging young readers and literacy habits at a young age, with age appropriate books available for free.
Brook Community Closet - Free clothing closet for students and parents in the community at Beaverbrook Elementary School.
Young Professionals - Flagship is a group that will be a connectivity organization for young professionals to work together to volunteer and learn as they live and work in our community.
Student / Government experiental workshop with the City of Griffin to learn about career opportunies within the government, a week-long summer training program.
MENTOR PROGRAM - Adult professionals assigned to middle school students to mentor them through their school year.
HOPE HEALTH CLINIC DENTAL EQUIPMENT - Funds raised to purchase new cleaning equipment and chairs for the children's dental care rooms.
GET YOUR WALK ON - A downtown one mile walking path to encourage walkability in Historic Downtown Griffin.
SOCK IT TO EM - A collection of new socks to be donated to homeless and children in need.
BREAKFAST WITH LEO - Middleschool students having candid conversations with Law Enforcement Personnel to encourage relationship building and career stimulation.
BOOKS ON THE BUS - Books provided in DOT approved holders for elementary students to promote good bus behavior and improving the literacy of our students.
DOG PARK - A leash-free alternative to dog exercise and socialization.
SENIOR WALKING TRACK - A free walking track located near senior living facilities to encourage outdoor enjoyment and exercise.
ADULT LITTLE FREE LIBRARY - A take-one/leave-one free library for adults located in downtown Griffin.
LITTLE FREE LIBRARY COLLECTION SITE - Designating First National Bank as a holidng library and a collection site for donations of books for all of the over 25 Little Free Libraries in our community.