2015-2016 LJC Class:
Leadership Jackson County (LJC), a program co-sponsored by the Jackson County Cooperative Extension Office, Jackson County EDA, and The Greater Jackson County Chamber of Commerce, is designed to develop and enhance community leadership. Participants from diverse backgrounds will gain expanded knowledge of our community, develop relationships, and acquire skills in order to assure a more active and effective volunteer role in addressing community needs.
This annual program gives residents an overview of the county, including its history, judicial system, agriculture, economic development, local government, educational system, health care system and community programs. LJC begins with an overnight orientation in September. After orientation, the class meets every second Thursday of the month from October through March. The programs last all day and are held at various locations throughout the county, depending on the topic. LJC culminates with an overnight trip to Montgomery in April to learn about state government.