The Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce today announced the Leadership Charlottesville Class of 2018 is partners with 4 nonprofit organizations to complete their required Leadership Charlottesville team-based community service projects.

Albemarle County Public Schools, Camp Holiday Trails, Charlottesville Redevelopment & Housing Authority and Oakland School presented project ideas that were adopted by the Leadership Charlottesville class to complete between now and April 2018.  Project reports will be presented to the class, Chamber members, Chamber Board of Directors and the community May 2018.

“We are so excited, and a little, pleasantly surprised.” expressed Jamie Beadle with Oakland School after being notified that his project idea was accepted.  “I think that it will be a rewarding project for the group and we’ll do our best to support them as they work to support Oakland’s efforts.”  Nicole Robinson, a member of the Class of 2018 and an employee with the University of Virginia shared her thoughts about the program and the projects. “I have learned so much about Charlottesville from being part of Leadership Charlottesville,” she stated. “The sessions opened my eyes to so much of what’s happening around us. I’m looking forward to being part of a project that can provide a similar learning experience for high schoolers with Team #LCHigh.”

The Chamber established Leadership Charlottesville in 1982 as a Chamber economic development initiative. As a recognized community leadership development program, Leadership Charlottesville has been a signature Chamber program since.  Through its reservoir of engaged dedicated civic leaders, Leadership Charlottesville helps serve Chamber member enterprises and the Chamber in their decades-long, on-going efforts to improve our community’s economic vitality and quality of life.  Since its inception, the Chamber has graduated more than 980 area citizens from Leadership Charlottesville.  A photo and list of the 2018 Leadership Charlottesville class is attached.

Leadership Charlottesville is conducted by Andrea D. Copeland-Whitsett, the Chamber’s Director of Member Education Services and Director of Leadership Charlottesville.

The Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to representing private enterprise, promoting business and enhancing the quality of life in the Greater Charlottesville communities.  Founded in 1913, today the Chamber has more than 1,300 member and affiliate member enterprises.  Chamber member enterprises employ more than 45,000 people in the Charlottesville region, representing an estimated total payroll of more than $1.9 billion a year.