Second class graduates government leadership program

Published 8:26 am Wednesday, February 8, 2023

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The Troup County Board of Commissioners recognized nine emerging county leaders who recently completed a one-year-long leadership development program through LeaderGov.

Grants Manager Denise Smith said that this is the second cohort of students from Troup County to graduate from the year-long program. 

“Our folks took time away from their work to dedicate themselves to improving their skills. They focused on three key areas, specifically success in themselves such as self-awareness, success with others, relationships and management and success with goals and results,” Smith said.

Smith said the goal of the program is for workshop participants to grow in their ability to lead well, manage and motivate others and produce better outcomes for Troup County,

The following participants were recognized for graduating from the program in January: Hilary Bailey, Kyle Campbell, Michael Doering, Tracy Lester, Lisa Lindsey, Randy Mobley, Courtney Powell, Kindre Scott and Alan Valdez.

County Manager Eric Mosley said they send employees through the program to teach leadership skills and to have smooth transitions in the future.

“Leaders who know how to lead get more done and that better serves our citizens at the end of the day,” Mosley said after the first group graduated from the program. “Equipped leaders build strong morale and trust and deal with issues in a productive way, and that’s what we want.”