The City of Mesquite, Mesquite Independent School District and the City of Balch Springs have collaborated to form a leadership development program for citizens called Project LEAD.
Program organizers are looking for motivated residents interested in learning about leadership, growing as a civic leader and contributing to the growth of their cities and school district.
“The health of our communities and schools depends on residents being informed and engaged,” said Cliff Keheley, Mesquite City Manager. “Through Project LEAD, participants will develop personal leadership skills as well as build connections with civic leaders.”
Those selected to participate in Project LEAD will commit to attending four sessions. Classes will meet from 6:30-8 p.m. on Oct. 17, Nov. 7, Dec. 5 and Jan. 16. Cohort members will learn leadership skills and keys to working with City and school district officials. Project LEAD is designed to encourage attendees to serve on boards, commissions and organizations within their city and school district as well as to develop future elected officials.
More specific information about the required sessions, including meeting locations, will be shared with cohort members after the group is set.
Interested citizens can apply from Aug. 28 to Sept. 15. Space is limited. To apply and learn more, visit www.cityofmesquite.com/projectlead.