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Councilmember Sadd Selected for 2019 Leadership Gwinnett Class

Post Date:06/15/2018 1:51 PM

June 15, 2018 – Councilmember Phil Sadd (Post 1) is among 40 local leaders chosen for the 2019 Leadership Gwinnett Class. He will begin the nine-month program in August.

Established in 1985, Leadership Gwinnett was created to ensure that the community’s most influential leaders are knowledgeable about issues pertaining to the county and region. The class will take an in-depth look at the many sectors of Gwinnett – infrastructure, economics, education, health and human services, justice and regional relations.

“We’re very proud that Councilmember Sadd was selected for this year’s class,” said Mayor Mike Mason. “Leadership Gwinnett has a great track record of success in leadership development. Those chosen for the class learn a tremendous amount about the many aspects of leadership as well as about our county and region. Perhaps one real benefit is the life time relationships participants develop. This can only help our city as we face the challenges of the future.”

The program includes an opening retreat, seven learning days, monthly study groups, tours and hands-on experiences within the county along with a closing retreat. The class will study topics such as leadership in a world class community, infrastructure, economics, education, health & human services, and will participate in study groups, exclusive tours and hands-on experiences.

 “Selection of these top candidates requires balance of occupation, qualifications and a representation that reflects a cross section of the county,” said Executive Director of Leadership Gwinnett, Lisa Zaken. “Over the coming year, this diverse group will gain a true understanding of the people and issues shaping our community’s future – and more importantly, how they can impact those issues.”

Leadership Gwinnett has graduated nearly 1,200 alumni since it was founded.

Portrait of council member Phil Saad.



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