Program aims to encourage future leaders

Program aims to encourage future leaders

2018-2019 Civic Engagement Leadership Graduates and Process Facilitators, Jennifer Davis (left) and Octavia Seawell (right) [GASTON TOGETHER PHOTO]

In 2015, community leaders asked Gaston Together to consider creating a potential future pool of leaders for Gaston County. Tired of seeing the same faces at community meetings and on civic boards of directors, they saw a need to expand the community’s efforts to identify and prepare young adults for future leadership roles. In addition, trends showed that Gaston County’s population was aging — very few younger adults were moving to Gaston County.

In response to this two-fold community request to

1) address leadership growth for Gaston County

2) attract and retain younger adults in our county, Gaston Together did its homework.

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