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Leadership Nassau Graduation

Jun 09, 2014 02:00AM
The 14th class of Leadership Nassau, the Amelia Island-Fernandina Beach-Yulee Chamber of Commerce’s community leadership development program, graduated May 15, 2014. The 22 members wrapped up their 10-month immersion into the history, economy, environment, government, and culture of Nassau County with a commencement ceremony during Business After Hours at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club.

Although the class members have completed Leadership Nassau, they will continue to work on their class project to create a sustainable organization dedicated to the creation of a monument at the Nassau County Judicial Annex in Yulee. The AIFBY Chamber is now accepting applications for Class 15 through Monday, July 1. Leadership Nassau is open to any resident of Nassau County, but recruitment targets individuals with diverse geographical and socio-economic backgrounds and seeks a racial, gender, and age mix reflective of the population. Cost is $650 for members of the Amelia Island-Fernandina Beach-Yulee Chamber of Commerce, $850 for non-members.

Applications for the 2014-15 Leadership Nassau class are available at the Chamber, 961687 Gateway Blvd., Suite 101G, Amelia Island, and on the Chamber’s website at To have an application e-mailed or faxed to you, contact the Chamber at [email protected] or (904) 261-3248.

The members of Leadership Nassau Class 14 are (from left) David Emmons, Nassau County Economic Development Board; Laura Lott Harris, Lott's Furniture; Kimberly Geib, Nassau County Health Department; Dr. Kevin Lin, Precision Chiropractic; Stephanie Knagge, Town of Callahan; Vivian Sankey, Pet Care Center Nassau; Myra Cockerham, Town of Hilliard; Bruce Meger, HR Systems, Inc.; Tiffany Murphy, Town of Hilliard; Steve Fentriss, The Fentriss Group; Angie Lester, City of Fernandina Beach; Justin Taylor, Nassau County Property Appraiser's Office; Amanda Just, Nassau County Animal Services; Hugh McLean, Adminisolve; Katrina Robinson-Wheeler, Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare; David Hearn, Nassau County Road & Bridge Department; Brent Lemond, Nassau County School Board; Mary Wasil, RockTenn; Bill Cromer, Citizens State Bank; (not pictured) George Faucher, Nassau County Fire and Rescue; Danny Fullwood, retiree; and Rebecca  Jordi, UF/IFAS Nassau.