Kicking off our Leadership Tri County experience was a motivating presentation from John Whitehall at the Chamber Membership Breakfast. His knowledge and expertise were enlightening, and I definitely took away a good deal from his presentation. As the Breakfast sponsor, TCN presented the Corporate Toolkit for the Amazing Raise which I helped create and was proud to work on its development with Holly and her team at TCN. After Breakfast, our class worked on our leadership development with Jenna Armato then hit the road for some local site visits.
Our first stop was at the Western Montgomery Career and Technology Center, it was amazing to see all the new careers the center offers to our local high school students from Pottsgrove, Spring-Ford and Upper Perkiomen School Districts. While we were there, we were provided a very delicious lunch by the culinary students and I have to say it was absolutely delicious!
Our next stop was to a local historical location, Dewees Tavern, for a presentation by Lisa Minardi, Executive Director of The Speakers House. It was very encouraging to hear how this nonprofit has put themselves on the map in Trappe and forges ahead bringing History alive at all the events they hold. I will be sure to attend one of the many festivals they sponsor.
Our last stop was a very impactful tour of the new Limerick Township Building by Township Manager, Dan Kerr. Limerick township’s ode to community and how much they support their officers, fire fighters and emergency responders are truly an inspiration. All townships should model the partnership they have created with local government and community.
I have gained so many valuable experiences in this Leadership class with the TriCounty Area Chamber already. I cannot wait to see where this journey leads.
Ann Maletsky ' 19
Senior Financial Analyst
Limerick Generating Station, Exelon Nuclear