A July 22 MyEasternShoreMD article reported that the 2014 Shore Leadership class examined the interplay between cultural history, government, and business in Caroline County. From the article:
The program focused on how the Eastern Shore can use its distinct cultural and community characteristics as opportunities to create and grow an emerging pool of leaders who will help to sustain the Eastern Shore into the next century. …
Presenters who participated in the legacy and community session included: Sue Simmons, executive director of Caroline County Parks and Recreation; Kathy Mackel, director of the Caroline County Office of Tourism; Beth Brewster, founder of the Chesapeake Culinary Center and coordinator of food services for Caroline County Public Schools; Marina Dowdall, executive director of the Caroline County Arts Center; Amy Jacocks, program coordinator for the Fibre Arts Center of the Eastern Shore; Ellie Altman, executive director of Adkins Arboretum and Neta Settin, superintendent of the Maryland State Parks, according to the release.
The Shore Leadership program is designed to train future government, business, and citizen leaders and educate them about the unique challenges faced by Maryland’s Eastern Shore. From the program’s website:
Since 1997, the Shore Leadership program has been facilitating positive change and enhancing the quality of life on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.
Participants meet one day each month at locations throughout the Eastern Shore, beginning with an overnight retreat in April at the Aspen Wye River Conference Facility and culminating in a December graduation. A master-certified leadership coach facilitates the sessions, which include leadership development training, as well as focused discussions on topics of regional interest. Topics include aspects of legacy, technology, economic development, community and arts, environment, education, and government.