As a mother of a two AND three year old, wife of a railroad conductor, and Director of Leadership Collierville, Emily has a lot of items on her to-do list.
She wakes each morning, feeds the kids (and dogs), and sets out to tackle the day. They take a mid-morning break to hit the gym before nap-time where she takes full advantage of the quiet to knock out some of those to-do's. Then it's dinner, baths, books, and bed for the kids and more working for mom. When the house gets quiet and her brain can focus Emily gets most of her work done. Emily says "Life is crazy, but beautiful!" and she can't wait wake up and do it all again tomorrow.
As she wraps up her first year in the position Emily states "I could not be more pleased with my decision to apply." Having not participated in the class until her acceptance as Director, Emily will be one of the graduates of the Class of 2017. During her interview she expressed great appreciation for the people of Collierville and their encouragement. It is that encouragement that drives Emily to make Leadership Collierville a beneficial experience to all that participate.
Meeting once a month for 8 months the class explores various areas of Collierville. Including the struggles and the successes. Classes meet with local government, state government, police/fire departments, local business leaders, and various non-profits to learn the best ways they can give back. Each leadership class executes a community project that benefits the enhancement of our town. By graduation, the goal is that you have found an area in which you feel passionate about serving. And that's a pretty great accomplishment.
Emily wants graduates to feel the same love for our town as her family does. And what exactly do they love about the town?
Pretty much everything, especially The Square. Emily asks "Who couldn't be fond of the old buildings, the sweet businesses, and their charm?" We certainly don't know anyone.
If you are interested in being a part of the next Leadership Collierville class, applications will be available on the website within the next few weeks. Until then, Emily is available to answer any questions! Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org