Now + Next: Members of our leadership pilot cohort gathered for their final official session earlier this month. At the meeting's conclusion, our facilitator, Dr. Frederick Buskey, illustrated with a ball of string how critical connections are to building relationships and community.
Pictured are (clockwise, starting bottom left) Bernadette Peters, Sylva's Main Street Director; Paul Heckert, HIGHTS' Chief Financial Officer; Jonah Lossiah, Cherokee One Feather reporter; Dr. Buskey; Parker Chatham, Restoration House WNC Executive Director; Lori Bailey, Nantahala Health Foundation Executive Director; Lisa Duff, NHF Associate Director; Becca Scott, Southwestern Commission, Director of Community and Economic Development; and Beth Booth, Graham County Health Department Director. Not pictured: Tim Radford, Town of Murphy Mayor; and Joey Owle, Secretary of Agriculture, Eastern Band of Cherokee.
Now + Next will launch another session in early 2023 as we continue to build this leadership growth opportunity by specifically addressing the needs of our community with valuable input from seasoned and next-generation visionaries.