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Poteau Chamber of Commerce & the LeFlore County Development Coalition
Taking Applications
For The 13th Annual
Leadership LeFlore County Class 2020

(POTEAU, OKLAHOMA) – Leadership LeFlore County is taking applications for the 13th annual leadership class of 2020. Applications are now being accepted by contacting Poteau Chamber of Commerce 918-647-9178 or online at

Leadership can consist of a variety of positions and attributes. Leaders instill in their people a hope for success and a belief in themselves. Positive Leaders empower people to accomplish their goals. Defining a great leader depends on several qualities and the desire to succeed. Some of the key qualities of a great leader are attitude, drive, imagination and passion. The 2020 Leadership course touches on all of these during the eight-week session. LLC is sponsored each year by The LeFlore County Development Coalition, Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, OG&E, The Community State Bank, The Donald W. Reynolds Center, City of Poteau, Leadership Development and Citizens Engagement and the Poteau Chamber of Commerce.

Leadership LeFlore County:
The 2020 session marks the 13th year with over 165 alumni that hold successful leadership positions on the state and local level. LLC is a county wide leadership program designed to be a series of issue-oriented forums and learning experiences which are based on the belief that knowledge is a key element and prime motivator of a successful leader. LLC is looking for applications from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and geographical locations in LeFlore County and the surrounding areas.

Leadership Leflore County is open to all interested LeFlore County residents and does not discriminate based on age, sex, race, religion or natural origin. Participants are selected based on the ability, demonstrated interest in their community and insight for effective leadership.

The application process is to ensure a class consisting of members from diverse backgrounds and locations. Fifteen are chosen annually to attend the nine-week course. Danette Russell, OSU Extension says, “each year has been a great success, numbers increase, feedback is positive and new leaders develop.”

Each year we offer a diversified curriculum of studies that will prepare the participants for future leadership roles. The Chamber Board as many board members of other organization consist of graduates of LLC. It is great each year to see the past graduates grow in leadership capacities adding to the success of our entire community. Karen Wages, CEO Poteau Chamber of Commerce.

The leaders that develop from this experience has taken the chamber, the city and county to new levels of professionalism, community pride, unity and growth.

We are looking for to the vision, energy and connectivity with the 2020 class.

Session I begins March 12, 2020

*The Course consist of seven sessions.
*Classes will be held at various locations in the area.

Opening Session March 12, 2020
6:00 - 9:00 p.m. The Donald W. Reynolds Center-Poteau
All other session are Thursday's 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Locations TBA around the City and County

Class Courses include:
The Meaning of Leadership
Using Leadership Types to Your Advantage
Community Pride
City & County Government
County Tour
Conducting Meetings /Dealing With Conflict
Practicing Leadership/Public Speaking
Tour of The Oklahoma State Capitol


The LeFlore County Development Coaliton
Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service
OSU Extension - LeFlore County
The Community State Bank
Poteau Chamber of Commerce





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For more information call
Karen Wages 918-647-9178










Poteau Chamber of Commerce | 501 South Broadway, Poteau, OK 74953

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Karen Wages
CEO, Poteau Chamber of Commerce
Director, Donald W. Reynolds Community Center
PH # 918-647-9178