What is Leadership Paducah?
Leadership Paducah is an educational program consisting of nine (9) monthly sessions beginning in August with a weekend orientation retreat and ending in June with graduation. Each day-long session deals with a broad topic that is explored through speakers, discussions, field trips, and other activities. A minimum of 20 “volunteer points” must be earned through participation in community service.
Leadership Paducah requires a serious commitment of time and energies and graduates must agree to continue and strengthen their community involvement.
To meet graduation requirements, it is necessary that participants attend seven of the nine sessions of Leadership Paducah. Each session begins at the monthly Chamber Breakfast (7:30 a.m. and concludes by 5:00 p.m.).
Tuition and Funding…
Tuition for the program is $1500 for Chamber members and $1,850 for non-members. A limited number of scholarships are available to candidates who have a proven need. Leadership Paducah is dedicated to the idea that no worthy leaders should be discouraged from applying due to a lack of funding. Tuition covers all costs for accommodations at the orientation retreat as well as monthly breakfast, and class materials.
Members of the 2015-16 Class # 30 are as follows…
Terrance Adams – Lourdes Hospital
Paul Bradford – Denton Law Firm, PLLC
Betsy Burkeen – United Way of Paducah-McCracken County
Kenny Bussey – HDR Engineering, Inc.
Samantha Bussey – Bryant Law Center
Patrick Carver – Beltline Electric Company, Inc.
Beth Clements – US Bank
Nikki Coursey – Lourdes Hospital
Kelly Davis – Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce
Clay Duncan – Housman & Associates, PLLC
Katie Englert – Compass Counseling, LLC
Jennifer Frazier – West Kentucky Community & Technical College
Mallory Gentry – City of Paducah – Parks
Drew Grey – Baptist Health Paducah
Emily Kelley – Henry A. Petter Supply Co., LLC
Tim Kopischke – Computer Services, Inc.
Kelly LeNeave – The Paducah Bank and Trust Company
Will McDowell – Paducah Economic Development
Shay Morgan – Whitlow, Roberts, Houston & Straub, PLLC
Megan Mulry – Fluor Paducah Deactivation Project
Judd Myers – KeeFORCE
Britne Parker – Community Financial Services Bank
Zac Rambo – Kemper CPA Group, LLP
David Riley – Bradley, Freed & Grumley, PSC
Crystal Rothrock – Housing Authority of Paducah
Chris Ryan – Harper Industries, Inc.
Tony Shoulta – Triangle Enterprises, Inc.
Jennifer Smith – Four Rivers Realty
Rusty Smith – FNB Bank, Inc.
David White – City of Paducah – Police