Shelley Chatfield joins Leadership KY class

by Mandy Hicks

Shelley Chatfield
Associate Shelley Chatfield will be participating in the 2012 class of Leadership Kentucky. This worthwhile state leadership program takes participants all around Kentucky, introducing them to the many aspects of life in the Commonwealth.

The class will travel across Kentucky this year for seven monthly sessions (May through November). From their opening retreat at Jabez, to Frankfort, Louisville, Georgetown, Henderson, Eddyville, Hopkinsville/Fort Campbell and Pikeville, they will go on an incredible journey to see and learn about Kentucky.

Locations for class sessions vary from year to year. Topics covered during this year’s sessions will be leadership, Kentucky history, education, healthcare, government, energy, military, economic development, media, natural resources and environment, law and justice, regionalism and global issues. Arts, culture and tourism are included in each session by our host communities and the optional activities offered.

Leadership Kentucky, created in 1984 as a non-profit educational organization, brings together a selected group of people that possess a broad variety of leadership abilities, career accomplishments, and volunteer activities to gain insight into complex issues facing the state. Our goal is to prepare our participants to take an active role in advancing the state for the common good. Leadership Kentucky graduates bring a fresh and informed perspective to their communities and companies, serving as important participants in the unified effort to shape Kentucky’s future.

Leadership Kentucky was the fourth statewide leadership program developed in the United States, and celebrates is 28th Anniversary during 2012. The program has 1,360 alumnae across the Commonwealth and beyond.

Shelley joined ELPO in 2010. She is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis and a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Law. She is a 2011 graduate of Leadership Bowling Green.