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What does it mean to be a leader?

Leadership Hudson engages adult students through community volunteerism and professional development. Photo courtesy of the Hudson Chamber of Commerce

Submitted by the Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau

The community of Hudson reaps the benefits of leaders of all ages. Almost weekly we learn of a new initiative to improve our community. Hudson is a magnet for growth and we who live here know well what Hudson offers ... vitality, natural beauty, thriving economic growth and a caring community.

It doesn't just happen, prosperity like Hudson's is the result of the values of our forefathers and efforts put forth by past generations of leaders.

Leadership Hudson students explored "Community" the history, the values and the needs, both past and present. Alan Burchill, Jay Griggs and John Knutson bantered with a lively discussion about the process of seeing a project through from dream to completion. Their personal lists of accomplishments are lengthy and they will all attest that leading begins by recognizing a need and stepping up to meet it. Community is formed by the values we share and Hudson's assets are a reflection of those values.

Pastor Jon Lestock of Bethel Lutheran Church and Chaplain Tim Sackett of the TA Truck Stop built upon the discussion as they addressed their perspectives of local values. Presentations by Alena Taylor of Turningpoint, Mary Blanchard of Operation Help and Sally Anderson of Community Thread continued the conversation by providing awareness of community needs.

Do you recognize a need? Leadership Hudson students are encouraged to examine community needs with the goal of addressing those needs while developing their skills as a leader. Presented by the Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau, Leadership Hudson engages adult students through community volunteerism and professional development.

There are many local organizations that could use extra hands. Visit www.hudsonwi.org on the Leadership Hudson page to find a link to many of these nonprofit organizations that could benefit from your leadership talent and giving spirit.

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