The 2020 Leadership Aberdeen class were finally able to complete the program at the end of August, due to delays caused by COVID-19. There were 25 participants in this year's program. Shown above is the class visiting with Governor Kristi Noem and Lt. Governor Larry Rhoden at Aberdeen Day at the Legislature in February.
Leadership Aberdeen provides participants with the opportunity to sharpen their skills, share their experiences, and make life-long connections with fellow participants. Participants also tour a number of local businesses and have the opportunity to learn from their CEO's and staff on company philosophies, goals, and success stories. Plus the class gives back to the community by facilitating a local project or event that will have a positive impact on the Aberdeen community.
A big part of the program's success is due to the partnerships we have with local businesses who help offset program costs. Special thanks to the 2020 Business Partners which include: 3M Company of Aberdeen, Avera St. Luke's, Dacotah Bank, Glacial Lakes Energy, Northern State University, Sanford Health, Agtegra, and Molded Fiber Glass.
The Leadership Aberdeen class is following through on their class project and will be unveiling more details for their Hub City Hound Contest coming in September. Watch this site for more details on that program, which will benefit the Aberdeen Area Humane Society. The class will hold a virtual graduation on October 1st.
If you are interested in participating in the 2021 program, call the Chamber at (605) 225-2860.