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WestStar accepts applications for leadership development program


Contact 1: Joe Lofaro



MARTIN, Tenn. – Applications to participate in the largest and oldest regional leadership development program in Tennessee are now available from WestStar, which serves the 21 counties of West Tennessee and is operated by the University of Tennessee at Martin.

For application (s) and additional information contact WestStar at 731-881-7298 or online at The application deadline is October 11, 2013. Anyone can apply to participate in the program. Nominations are accepted but not required. Class members will be competitively selected to participate in the 2014 program.

The WestStar mission is to identify, encourage and equip community-minded people who want to become more involved, want to help West Tennessee become a better place and are willing to accept assertive and dynamic leadership roles.

Participants learn new leadership skills and develop strategies for assisting communities in solving problems and maximizing potential. Participants also become part of a growing network of other leaders who, through mutual support and assistance, shape the future of West Tennessee.

WestStar’s vision is that it will be the premier leadership program in the United States that establishes an elite group of people bonded by their commitment to realizing the educational, economic and social development of West Tennessee.

The WestStar program consists of eight specially designed seminar programs addressing contemporary major issues important to the development of West Tennessee. Each seminar takes place over a one-and-a-half day period, with a graduation program in June. The program begins December 12 with an opening one-day retreat and ends June 19, 2014 with an evening graduation ceremony.

This past year’s graduating class brought the total number of alumni to 680.


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