The newest class of Leadership Ottawa County started with a lot of excitement this week. This year’s Leadership Ottawa County (LOC) kicked off the Class of 2020 recently with a full schedule. The class met with Ottawa County Commissioners Don Douglas and Mark Stahl, who explained how county finances and overall structure works in Ottawa County.
The 17 students toured the Ottawa County Courthouse, Ottawa County Sherriff’s Office, Ottawa County Jail, Ottawa County Water Treatment Plant and the Ottawa County Family Advocacy Center. The class also learned about voter’s rights from Ottawa County Board of Elections.
In each office, the officials and staff members commented on the great relationship that exists between each department and the Board of Commissioners. That relationship is a pivotal point in the success of Ottawa County’s ability to serve the community. The LOC class is looking forward to learning more and becoming strong advocates and leaders across the county.
Pamela Courtney, the new Program Director for LOC, would like to invite community groups and organizations to submit a potential class project idea to her by Sept. 6. These suggestions will be considered by the class as a possible class project. Information on how to submit project suggestions is available on the LOC Facebook page.