The program will begin with a two-day retreat Sept. 5 and 6. Then, the class will meet once a month, October through June, to learn about the county’s resources and issues. The class will interact with more than 100 community leaders.
The class will focus on “effective communication, conflict mastery and civic engagement,” Leadership Fauquier Executive Director Sandra Roszel said. “This year’s class reflects a strong mix of public, private and non-profit organizations in the community.”
The members of Leadership Fauquier’s fifth class:
• David Balcom, U.Va. Community Credit Union. • Danielle Castellano, Piedmont Environmental Council. • Carl Chapman, Warrenton United Methodist Church. • Erin Clark, PB Mares LLP. • Christine Corbett, Oak View National Bank. • Duston Dawson, Town of Warrenton. • Lucy Drinkwater, Meridian Financial Partners. • Lisa Hackett, Bridge Community Church. • Tara Helkowski, Fauquier County Public Schools. • Katherine Holster, Century 21 New Millennium. • Sylvia McDevitt, Fauquier Chamber of Commerce. • Joseph McMurray, Town of Warrenton. • Kallie McRae, Hottle & Associates. • Rob Moline, Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office. • Kelsey Neal, Latitudes Fair Trade Store. • Nanette Smith, The Fauquier Bank. • Jennifer Sweigart, Center for Nonprofit Excellence. • Vicki Thompson, Fauquier Health. • Justin White, 4P Foods. • Caroline Wood, Lord Fairfax Community College. • Kelly Yoder, Fauquier Health.
Leadership Fauquier, a private 501(c3) organization, seeks to create a thriving community through informed and connected leaders.
The tuition is $1,295 per participant — often covered by donations and grants.