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Jan 25, 2023

We recorded today's conversation with a live studio audience at Handley Regional Library. Today was Media/Non-Profit Day for the Top of Virginia Regional Chamber's Community Leadership Program.

This nine-month program runs on the third Friday of each month from September through May. The program begins with an orientation on the third Friday in August, followed by monthly sessions studying specific topics.

Topics may include:

  • Leadership/Teamwork
  • Non-Profits
  • Community Culture
  • Agriculture
  • Media
  • Government/Economic Development
  • Education
  • Health Care
  • Public Safety
  • Simulated Society
  • Community Problem Solving

The sessions are led by a combination of community leaders, professional facilitators, and specialists in the respective fields. This program is designed to provide insight into the challenges and opportunities that exist in the City of Winchester, Clarke County, and Frederick County, Virginia.

We chatted today with two CLP alum - Andy Gail, Executive Director for Literacy Volunteers Winchester Area and Julie Ferrell from Timber Ridge School - about their experiences in the class and the impact it has had on them in their business and personal lives.

For more information about the Community Leadership Program - class of 2023 applications will be accepted from May 16, 2022 through July 29 2022 - visit the chamber's website: