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  • Leadership Statesville has educated and equipped hundreds of Statesville residents for 31 years with information about the social, economic and political dynamics of our community.  The program challenges each participant not only to be an effective and influential leader within their own organization, but to lead within our greater community through personal commitment and involvement.

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    Mission Statement

    The goal of Leadership Statesville is to identify potential community leaders and provide them with information and encouragement, which will enable them to put their talents to use in the community.


    Statesville and Iredell County are in a period of transition.  The profiles of the city and county are changing.  Today’s leaders need to have access to more current information.  Once informed, they must accept the unique opportunity, as well as, the responsibility of   active community involvement.This is an innovative program designed to meet our community’s ever growing need for the active participation of knowledgeable and dedicated leaders.

    Developing Future Leaders…Today!

    Training business and professional people to assume community leadership roles is one way to ensure a continuing reservoir of leadership talent for the future.  For the past twenty years, local community leaders have taught a maximum of 30 business people a year in each of the leadership programs.

    Program Design

    A diverse group of existing and potential leaders is assembled for the program to better understand themselves, their peers, their community, and more.

    The program includes the following key elements:

    • Orientation—to review the year long experience and to set the stage for growth.

    • Overnight Retreat—with a 2 day and overnight retreat, the class is able to create their own identity, build a strong bond with each other, and begin to gain a solid understanding of how to work together as growing leaders.

    • Day Sessions—one session per month totaling 7 individual, full day sessions designed to explore various aspects of the community that often dive into local issues, areas of community need, and current community resources. Participants will see aspects of the community they might not have seen before as well as have the opportunity to interact with various community and business leaders.

  • If you have any questions please contact Shannon Viera at 704-873-2892 or sviera@statesvillechamber.org 

  • Leadership Advisory Board 2019-2020

    John Childress, Chair, Statesville Chamber of Commerce

    Charles Ashe, Hospice & Palliative Care of Iredell County

    Brett Eckerman, United Way of Iredell County, Inc

    Jennifer Minton, Carolina Farm Credit, ACA

    Jerry Campbell, Impact Health of Iredell County

    Kelly Elam Pardue, Tarheel Realty

    Richard Griggs, City of Statesville Recreation & Parks

    Christen Fries, Iredell County Partnership for Young Children

    Kristi Madison-Pfeufer, Doug Madison Realty

    Markeatha Murphy, Another Path

    Marty Cass, Hospice & Palliative Care of Iredell County

    Nicole Greer, Vibrant Coaching

  • “I have seen the value in our Leadership Statesville program soar with the addition of Nicole and Vibrant Coaching.  By offering more formalized leadership training we are enriching our program through the presentation of concepts that some of our participants have never been exposed to before.  Nicole is empowering our future community leaders by providing additional tools for them to use and share. “

    Charles E. Ashe, Leadership Statesville Advisory Board


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