The 2017 Leadership Anson Class began on Tuesday, Jan. 31 with an all-day retreat at Griffin Hill Lodge in Wadesboro.
This is the 21st year for the Leadership Anson program. The program was implemented in 1997 by the Anson County Chamber of Commerce. The program, with the assistance from South Piedmont Community College and Hornwood Inc., was designed to develop a commitment to community through leadership.
There are 19 participants this year: Shelby Emrich, with the Anson County Chamber of Commerce; Jacqui Rubio, with the Anson County Health Department; Pam Gathings, with Anson County schools; Alexandra Harrington, with the Anson County Partnership for Children; Dale Rivers, with Anson County schools; Anita Sturdivant with Hornwood, Inc.; Jill Lucas, with Carolinas Healthcare System- Anson; MaryBeth Kiser with Anson County schools; Jennifer McLaurin with Anson County schools.; Aimee Colf, with the Anson County Cooperative Extension; April Watkins with South Piedmont Community College; Rashaun Durden with South Piedmont, Brian Tice with the Anson County Sheriff’s Office; John Willoughby with the town of Wadesboro; John Marek, with the Anson Economic Development Partnership; Josh Bricker with Uwharrie Bank; Kyle Eudy with Uwharrie Bank; Julian Swittenberg with Uptown Wadesboro Inc.; and Bradley Davidson with the Wadesboro Police Department, and Scott Collier and Scott Rivers with South Piedmont.