LG Announces New Program Director

LEADERSHIP GERMANTOWN ANNOUNCES NEW PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Germantown, TN – Leadership Germantown has announced the appointment of Andrew Israel as Program Director.

“We are very pleased to announce this appointment,” said Brian Carney, the current Leadership Germantown Board of Directors Chairman. “Andrew will bring leadership and creativity to our program and a deep sense of commitment to our community. His development experience and passion for LG will take us to the next level.”

Andrew has been involved in the Mid-South non-profit and volunteer community for almost two decades and has raised more than one million dollars for local non-profits. His experience includes VP of Advancement at the Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby County, Director of Development at Girls Inc. of Memphis, and Executive Director of the Greater Memphis Greenline.

“I’m excited to be joining an organization with such a rich and successful history and I’m looking forward to working with the Board and members of our Alumni to grow the organization’s profile in Germantown Shelby County,” Andrew said.

Andrew is an avid bike rider, traveler and has a large collection of vintage pocket watches. He has been married for 23 years to Dr. Sandy Arnold and they have two teenage daughters.

Leadership Germantown is a 501©(3) non-profit organization that contributes to the Germantown community by fulfilling its stated mission: to develop and engage individuals through a program of orientation and exposure to community issues, and to provide a framework for meeting future leadership opportunities.

For more information about Leadership Germantown, visit us on the web @www.leadershipgermantown.org. or call 901-849-5888.

LEADERSHIP GERMANTOWN AWARDS PROMISING LEADERS UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS TO TWO EXCEPTIONAL LOCAL TEENS

Award Winners are Olivia Jones of Houston High School and Allison Willoughby of Briarcrest Christian School

GERMANTOWN, TENN. – Leadership Germantown, a local non-profit organization that works to develop well-informed and effective leaders in our community, has awarded 2018 Promising Leaders Undergraduate Scholarships (PLUS) to Olivia Jones of Houston High School and Allison Willoughby of Briarcrest Christian School.

“This year we received more applications than ever before, and the pool of applicants was nothing less than stellar,” says Laurie Whitney, current Chairman of the Leadership Germantown Board of Directors. “These two remarkable young women rose to the top of the applicant pool by providing exemplary written applications and strong letters of recommendation, and excelling in the interview portion of the selection process.”

To be considered for the PLUS scholarship, applicants must be a graduating senior residing in Germantown who has a demonstrated record of leadership in high school and extracurricular activities and who has maintained an excellent academic record.

Olivia Jones – Houston High School

Acknowledged as a true student leader by her teachers, Jones is intelligent, conscientious, generous, and compassionate. She is an AP Scholar, and her excellent grades earned her induction into the National Honor Society, National Beta Club, and the National Spanish Honor Society. Jones has been extensively involved with the special needs program at Houston High School for the past three years, including working with the students through the Best Buddies Program as an Executive Board member, and the Horizons Club, where students interact during the school day and help in classrooms. In 2017, Jones was chosen to attend the Rotary Youth Leadership Academy, and she was accepted into the Volunteen Program at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. She is also a member of the Houston High varsity cheer team.

Allison Willoughby – Briarcrest Christian School

As one teacher noted, “Ally’s servant spirit is visually evident in all that she does in and outside the classroom.  Her never quit attitude is contagious, and she leads by word and example.”

Willoughby achieved the Congressional Award Gold Certificate – a non-partisan, voluntary and non-competitive United States Congress award, which involves setting goals in four program areas: Voluntary Public Service, Personal Development, Physical Fitness, and Expedition/Exploration. Moreover, Willoughby is an active and effective leader. As the captain of the cheer team and the president of the Wilson Society, she is respected by both her peers and the faculty. As a student and a leader, she is inquisitive, studious, participatory, thorough, and ethical.

 

LEADERSHIP GERMANTOWN CELEBRATES THE CLASS OF 2018

GERMANTOWN, TENN. – Leadership Germantown, a local non-profit organization that works to develop well-informed and effective leaders in our community, has successfully graduated a new group of leaders. The six-month program features twelve class sessions that equip class members to lead, connect, and navigate change in Germantown. These sessions involve individuals by exposing them to city services, engaging in community issues, and providing a framework for meeting future leadership opportunities.

Leadership Germantown congratulates the Class of 2018: Laura Barden, Gail Braddock, Victoria Bryan, Sonja Butler, Megan Collins, Kate Crowder, Doug Cummings, Sanjay Dave, Naser Fazlullah, Linda Fisher, Lee Grinspan, Price Harris, Antroya Hawthorne, Julia Kempka, Russell (Lance) Kruchten, Sarah McBride, JR Parsons, Lauren Raymer-Hayes, Linda Rosenblatt, Bob Rudisill, Michael Shelton, and Amy Taylor.

2019 Class Applications Available

UPDATE: The application window is now closed. Please visit us next year to apply for the Class of 2020. We are now accepting applications for the 2019 Leadership Germantown Class. The six-month program features twelve class sessions that equip class members to lead, connect, and navigate change in Germantown. These sessions involve individuals by exposing them to city services, engaging in community issues, and providing a framework for meeting future leadership opportunities. Participants are selected based on leadership potential and desire for more community involvement. Class members are prominent in area businesses, homeowners’ associations, churches, and philanthropies. If you are interested, please download the application and return to the organization by September 28, 2018. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. The selection committee will review all applications and make their selections soon after. Class Sessions dates will be posted ASAP.
Click Here for the Class of 2019 Application Form

LG Plans to ‘Seed the Future’ with Houston High Greenhouse Renovation

Germantown, TN – Leadership Germantown, a local non-profit organization that works to develop well-informed, effective leaders in our community, has announced this year’s class project. Every year, each class works together on a project to enhance the city. This year’s Class of 2018 community project is to revitalize the greenhouse at Houston High School.

“We are very pleased to announce this project,” says Laurie Whitney, the current Leadership Germantown Board of Directors Chairman. “The Class of 2018 will help establish a space for teaching, skill-building and community use with their renovation of the HHS greenhouse.”

The Leadership Germantown Class of 2018 partnered with the Bobby Lanier Farm Park and HHS agriculture teacher, Gretchen Rose, to request a grant from the Germantown Education Foundation, which would authorize funds to repair cracked windows in the greenhouse. Leadership Germantown will continue the renovations and upgrades by working with other community partners to fix the broken irrigation system, upgrade the Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system and procure plants, gravel and soil to create a new workspace for Houston High School students.

Leadership Germantown celebrated the Grand Re-Opening of the Houston High School greenhouse with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, May 22nd at 6:00pm at the high school.

For more information about Leadership Germantown and the project, please visit us on the web @ www.leadershipgermantown.org.