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Virginia Association of County Leadership Development: Learn from the best!

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Join the 1,700 counties and state associations already benefiting from the effectiveness of the NACo Leadership Academy, the 12-week, online leadership program led by General Colin Powell. The James City County Administrator shares his thoughts on just how impactful the NACo Leadership Academy has been on their team and county.

“As far as the Academy, I’ve received very positive feedback from my staff who have gone through the program. From what I’ve seen and heard, this program gets everyone speaking the same language and I expect that will have a positive effect on how my team operates on a daily basis. Having the opportunity to share ideas and challenges with other localities and municipalities was beneficial especially during the pandemic. Ultimately, improving our leadership skills will improve communication and collaboration across the county and the services we provide to our community. I look forward to more of the team going through the NACo Leadership Academy.” County Administrator, James City County

Last chance to enroll for 2021!
Our September Cohort is right around the corner. Join us in investing in the county workforce – empowering them to become better leaders today and into the future.

We would also like to acknowledge and congratulate the April Virginia County graduates:

Josh Dobyns, Sergeant Bedford County

Adrian Whicker, Administrative Librarian Roanoke County

Bryce Chalkley, Senior Library Assistant Roanoke County

Cheryl Buchanan, Communications Center Manager Hanover County

Delon Brown, Director of Information Technology Surry County

Donald Lee, Deputy Director General Services Hanover County

Doug Powell, General Manager, James City Service Authority James City County

Edward Leonard, Captain Northampton County

Heather Brown, Purchasing Agent/Office Assistant Charlotte County

Jeff Flournoy, ESVA 9-1-1 Director Northampton County

Joseph Guthrie, Chair Board of Supervisors Pulaski County

Kathryn Scott, Benefits Program Supervisor King and Queen County

Michael Bagwell, Captain Northampton County

Patrick Teague, Human Resources Director James City County

Terrilyn Pete, Director of Finance Fauquier County

Timothy Honeycutt, Captain Northampton County

Victoria Baughan, Cataloging Librarian Roanoke County

Katie Boyle, Director of Government Affairs Virginia Association of Counties

Paul Malabad, Director of Information Technology City of Harrisonburg

George Bains, Deputy County Administrator Gloucester County


Developed by General Colin Powell, the Professional Development Academy and NACo, the High Performance Leadership Academy is an online 12-week program that helps your workforce develop fundamental, practical leadership skills to deliver results for counties and our residents.

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