ASHLAND, Ky. — The 40th Community Leadership Development Program team is finalizing the schedule for this year’s program. It will take place September 4, 11, 18, 25, October 2, 9, 16 & 25. Day 1, September 4, will begin with a half-day of leadership activities and a few tours. The program will wrap-up with a leadership workshop and graduation luncheon on October 25.

Each day features different, behind-the-scenes explorations of business, government, education, cultural aspects of our community and a 30-minute leadership component. These are presented through speakers, forums, field trips, training exercises and other activities.

CLD was the first leadership program in the state and has been successful since its inception in 1979. This is the premier program for new employees, individuals who have recently relocated or returned to our area, and for lifelong residents to make valuable business contacts and become familiar with our region in a casual environment and acquire additional leadership skills.

The schedule and registration brochure will be mailed in late July. If you are interested in participating, please call Paula Mayo, 606-324-5111 or email: