In 2002, the Leadership Lynchburg Alumni Association (LLAA) was formed to continue the growth and professional development opportunities found in the program and to provide an avenue for graduate volunteer service, class recruiting, and networking. Alumni also fill the role of consultants to current class members. This includes oversight and expertise to the class members in planning and carrying out each session of the program.
Why an Alumni Association?
The Alumni Association provides a vehicle for alumni to stay in touch. This is accomplished by providing periodic networking opportunities and skills workshops on emerging leadership issues, as well as roundtable discussions centered around leadership development in the community and the business world. They also have the opportunity to cultivate new friendships, utilize the skills learned in the program and to provide leadership that is much needed via community committees and boards. This is a win-win situation with alumni, the Chamber, and the community all coming out on top.
Ways to stay connected:
1. Attend an Alumni Workshop/Seminar:
Tommy Battle, headmaster for Virginia Episcopal School provided an afternoon of interactive activities and personal stories to help you. You learn and become refreshed and challenged to continue to be a positive leadership influence!
A core value of Leadership Lynchburg is community trusteeship. By volunteering and by giving back, we hold our community in trust, thereby ensuring the sustainability of our community for years to come.
Serve on a Commitee- There are several Leadership Lynchburg committees which help keep this program strong. Here's a sampling of committee's where you may want to give a few hours of your time....
- Alumni Committee- plans and coordinates social events and workshops to keep alumni connected.
- Curriculum/Program Committee- plans and makes enhancements to the curriculum each year.
- Marketing Committee- helps marketing and brand the program in the community
- Selection Committee- selects the class annually
All committees meet at the Lynchburg Regional Chamber office Email Christine Kennedy if you would like to more information.
Mark Wilson, LL35, gives of his time for the Salvation Army
Mark Epperson, LL35, helps the Salvation Army meet needs in our community.
Volunteer at an Alumni Sponsored event: Alumni from several past classes have formed the Alumni In Action committee which plans several volunteer events throughout the year. From ringing the bell for the Salvation Army, to hosting a holiday party for seniors, there are ways to give just a little of your time to make a BIG impact! Contact Christine Kennedy for more information.