Story & Photography by Amanda Kyzar
Leadership Jackson celebrated the graduation of its 40th class on Thursday evening, December 13 with a ceremony and awards banquet. Graduates, their families and Leadership Jackson alumni gathered at the Carl Grant Events Center at Union University to enjoy a meal together and learn about the 32 members of this year’s graduating class. Awards were given to several members of this class as well as distinguished alumni to recognize their achievements.
Leadership Jackson seeks to educate outstanding local business professionals about the unique strengths and needs of Jackson-Madison County, giving them the knowledge and tools they can use to serve the community well. This 40th class attended weekly team-building sessions which included discussion about important local issues, dialogue with community leaders and visits to local landmarks as part of their curriculum, which aims to produce leaders who will be uniquely equipped to serve Jackson.