The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce is currently accepting nominations for the Leadership Cherokee Class of 2020.

Sponsored each year by the Chamber, Leadership Cherokee has had more than 625 graduates since the program’s inception in 1987.

“Leadership Cherokee, a community engagement program, produces experienced leaders for business, civic and political roles in our community,” said John Barker, owner of Delphi Global Technology and 2019 Chamber chairman.

“Monthly programs for the Leadership Cherokee Class of 2020 will include a variety of topics such as education, justice, infrastructure, public safety, healthcare, government tourism, social services and economic development,” said Linda Lullie, owner of Inspired 2 Design, and incoming chairwoman of the 2020 Leadership Cherokee program.

Nominations for Leadership Cherokee program will be accepted through Oct. 1. Based upon the number of applications received, the Chamber will determine the number of candidates who will receive an interview. The class – which varies in size each year - will be chosen in November. Cost for this nine-month program that begins in January and concludes in September 2020, is $750 for Chamber members and $950 for non-Chamber members.

For further information regarding Leadership Cherokee or to receive a nomination form, please contact the Chamber office at 770-345-0400 or e-mail the Chamber at

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