I was a member of the Cedar Creek Lake Area Chamber Leadership class for 2012-2013. Our class met monthly beginning last Fall, touring facilities and meeting with various local leaders. Topics included city and county government, the Texas Legislature, healthcare, education, economic development and police and fire departments.
We just finished the course in July. It was an interesting and an eye opening experience for me; I learned quite a bit about how our community works. The lake area is not one town but several small towns, and learning how it all fits together was enlightening for a city guy like me.
I understand many Chambers of Commerce throughout the U.S. offer a Leadership class; if you’re lucky enough to have one in your area, I highly recommend it!