The St. Tammany Parish Democrat Executive Committee is seeking applications to receive a partial scholarship to attend one of two upcoming area leadership training classes. The deadline to apply for scholarship assistance is Feb. 20.
Leadership St. Tammany is an independent organization affiliated with Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond that provides leadership skills and increases knowledge of St. Tammany Parish with numerous presentations by community leaders. Many of those serving in elective or non elective positions of parish leadership are graduates of previous Leadership St. Tammany sessions.
Leadership Northshore is sponsored by the East St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce. Its purpose is to assist in preparing emerging community leaders for positions in local government, business and community affairs.
Both organizations conduct classes covering a wide range of topics for emerging community leaders. ”These are excellent programs to help future parish leaders to better understand how government works and how they can get involved to make a difference in their community,” said Keith Villere, chairman of the Democratic committee. “The Democratic Party in St. Tammany Parish is pleased to be able to assist future leaders to actively pursue leadership roles in our parish.”
Those interested in applying for the leadership scholarship should contact the Democratic Parish Executive Committee in care of Villere at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (985) 893-0408 in order to receive an application. Applications received after Feb. 20 will not be considered for the upcoming classes. The recipient will be announced at the March 10 meeting of the Democratic committee. Each applicant must be a registered voter and a resident of St. Tammany Parish.