A group of citizens met for the first time as part of the Guthrie Leadership program on Tuesday. The nine month program will help build future leaders in the community.
Guthrie Public School’s Assitant Superintendent Doug Ogle saw a need and began to facilitate the program.
“As the Chamber board president a year ago I noticed the need to strengthen and grow more leaders in our community,” Ogle said. “With Leadership Guthrie, I feel that we can meet that need and our local businesses and community will be the beneficiaries of stronger leadership.”
Logan County Mercy Hospital is sponsoring this year’s classes.
The group held their orientation inside the Guthrie Board of Education conference room. Terry Morris spoke on leadership training while Derrick Sier touched on team building.
Josh Chappell with Companion Health is part of the class and looks forward to the instruction.
“I am always excited to learn about how I can further myself as a leader and instill those same qualities in our team and community,” Chappell said. “I feel Leadership Guthrie will push me to grow and learn outside of my normal comfort zone. I’m definitely excited for the coming months as the first training went great.”
Next month the 18 member group will take in the history of Guthrie and in the coming months will cover Guthrie topics such as health care, industry, arts and culture, education, city, state and county government.