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Mount Carmel officials complete UT leadership program

STAFF REPORT • Dec 25, 2018 at 8:00 PM

MOUNT CARMEL — Vice Mayor Jennifer Williams and Alderman Wanda Davidson were among the 30 government officials who recently completed the Local Government Leadership Program (LGLP).

The LGLP was hosted by the Naifeh Center for Effective Leadership in Knoxville, an agency of the University of Tennessee Institute for Public Service.

City and county officials who attended the two-and-a-half-day program in Knoxville were invited by the UT County Technical Assistance Service (CTAS) and the UT Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS), sister agencies of the Naifeh Center.

They attended sessions discussing ways to build an ethical culture, applying Lean practices in the public sector and change in the political landscape.

LGLP began in 1991 with the goal of cultivating a visionary core of proactive government leaders and is designed to provide those leaders with the vision, knowledge and tools they need to guide their cities and counties into the future.

The program offers local government leaders an opportunity to explore ideas and strategies with one another, with LGLP alumni and with UT faculty members.

In addition, speakers and trainers from outside government share their insights and experiences.

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