Winners of “Selected to Serve Leadership Training” Contest Announced

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Jackson, Miss. (September 8, 2014) – Five Mississippi communities have been chosen as winners of the “Selected to Serve Leadership Training” contest held by Mississippi Development Authority’s Asset Development Division. The cities of Ellisville, Kosciusko, Pascagoula, Petal and Philadelphia were selected as winners of the contest, and representatives from each community will attend a leadership training course Oct. 13-14 at the Pearl River Resort in Philadelphia, Miss.
Municipalities from around the state submitted contest applications highlighting community projects in various phases of completion in January. The contest provides a way for MDA to gather information and feedback about community projects and reward community leaders for their successful efforts. The five winners were chosen by a panel of judges in August.
The training will help leaders identify potential community projects and develop guidelines to successfully bring those projects to fruition.
“Our goal was to help communities better market their efforts and learn from these proactive communities,” said Joy Foy, director of MDA’s Asset Development Division. “The winners will be treated to leadership training for three people from the five winning communities. The training program was designed by the Stennis Institute and will be taught by Mayor Knox Ross of Pelahatchie.”

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