Leadership BG Program
Leadership BG is a one-day per month commitment for 9 months that highlights a broad range of issues vital to the community. The program beings in September and runs through May each year. Through contact with a variety of experts in the fields of Economic Development, Local Government, Health Care, Judicial System, Manufacturing, Social Services, Education, and Leadership Development, participants will expand their leadership skills, knowledge, and influence on their community.
These components also increase communication dialogue between the public and private sector; builds consensus among participants, and fosters personal and professional relationships through the exchange of viewpoints and experiences. Each class is given the challenge of completing a required class community service project of its choice, enabling the group to work together toward a common goal while administering their leadership style and exploring possibilities of effective change.
Class of 2022
Grant Adams - Northwestern Water & Sewer District
Troy Bateson - Wood County Park District
Pam Benick - Northwestern Water & Sewer District
Brianne Cooper - Wood County Sheriff's Office
Tom Donaldson - Poggemeyer Design Group
Katlin Lancaster - Work Leads to Independence
Brent Meek - City of Bowling Green
Tori Penn - BGSU Student
Dana Pinkert - City of Bowling Green
Sheryl Rife - Bowling Green Municipal Court
Adam Skaff - City of Bowling Green
Katie Throckmorton - Wood County Education Service Center
High School Leadership Program
High School Leadership is an eight-month youth leadership-training program with the mission of introducing high school aged youth to their community while fostering leadership abilities. While today's primary focus remains on tomorrow's leaders, this program consists of fewer lectures and is more interactive - using approaches much like those employed in today's classroom. The program includes students from Bowling Green High School, who must go through an application process, and be recommended by school faculty and administrators. The Chamber would like to thank our High School Leadership sponsors: Bowling Green City Schools, Leadership BG Alumni Association, BG Noon Kiwanis, and The Exchange Club of Bowling Green.