August 21, 2015

Celebrating 21 years of outstanding leadership development in the Dan River Region, the Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber Foundation is pleased to announce the selection of Leadership Southside XXI.

Leadership Southside is an interactive, informative program which offers current and future leaders skill building and leadership development. The program is designed to foster a commitment to community service and to develop leadership skills applicable to community service and the workplace. This year’s program will integrate volunteer opportunities and service hours in order to further engage the participants in the places where they are passionate about affecting change in the community.

Leadership Southside is an eight month program running from September through April. The class will graduate during the Chamber’s Annual Awards Dinner in May.

The following 18 candidates have completed their Leadership Southside orientation and will be participating in the 2015-2016 class:

Leslie Barksdale - Dewberry
Michelle Bridges - Carlisle School
Dr. Jamie Daniel - Cornerstone Complete Care, North
Phillip Gardner - Danville Golf Club
Neal Hardy-Meyer – Carlisle School
Karen Harris – God’s Storehouse
Nikki Harris – Dan River Region Association of Realtors
Mike Jefferson – City of Danville Fire Department
Mary Jones – URW Community Federal Credit Union
Brenda LeCocq – VIRginia International Raceway
Dana Mehalko – Averett University
Bethany Osborne – Nestle, USA
Melissa Newton – Danville Public Schools
Melany Stowe – Institute for Advanced Learning and Research
Angela Turner – Danville Community College
Anna Claire Turpin – Congressman Robert Hurt’s Office
Jessie Vernon – Institute for Advanced Learning and Research
Christie Wall – Supply Resources

Leadership Southside is made possible by our generous sponsor, Danville Distributing Company. Sponsorship opportunities for Leadership Southside are available at the following levels: Scholarship Sponsor:  $1,000 and Program Day Sponsor:  $500. For more information about the program, please contact Lynnette Lawson with the Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce at 434.836.6990 or llawson@dpchamber.org.