Taylor named member of the Appalachian Leadership Institute | Local News
The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has appointed Jeff Taylor, President and CEO of the Greene County Partnership, to participate in the 2021-2022 class at the Appalachian Leadership Institute.
Taylor will be one of three Tennessiens participating in the program this year.
As a member of the Appalachian Leadership Institute, Taylor will participate in an extensive series of nine-month skills-building seminars featuring regional experts, peer-to-peer learning and case study analysis. The program begins virtually in October and ends with the graduation of the class of 2021-2022 in July 2022.
âI am honored to congratulate the 2021-2022 class of Appalachian Leadership Institute Fellows. These phenomenal Appalachians are the driving force for change in their communities, âsaid Gayle Manchin, Federal RCA Co-Chair. âThe work of this new class of fellows – and those who came before it – gives me hope for the future of our region and a testament to all that can be accomplished when Appalachians work together.
Taylor will work directly with public policy, community development, education, investment and other professionals who live and / or work in the region to identify and implement best practices and strategies to inspire positive change in their communities. Taylor will also build a network of leaders across the region, integrate community strengths into long-term economic development strategies, and appreciate the diversity and commonalities of the 13 states in the Appalachian region.
Upon completion of the program, Taylor will automatically be part of the Appalachian Leadership Institute Network, a peer-to-peer working group committed to the future of Appalachia.
Taylor was selected through a competitive application process. The CRA received over 115 qualified applications for the 2021-2022 class from the Appalachian Leadership Institute.
The Appalachian Leadership Institute is a comprehensive regional leadership training program developed by the Appalachian Regional Commission in partnership with the University of Tennessee, Knoxville; The Howard H. Baker Center for Public Policy; University of Tuskegee; and collective impact. More information on the Appalachian Leadership Institute is available at www.arc.gov/leadershipinstitute.
The Appalachian Regional Commission is an economic development agency of the federal government and 13 state governments focusing on 420 counties in the Appalachian region. ARC’s mission is to innovate, partner and invest to build community capacity and enhance economic growth in the Appalachians to help the region achieve socio-economic parity with the nation.