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  • Connect . Grow . Succeed!

  • Leadership McDuffie provides a forum for participants to learn about challenges and opportunities in Thomson and McDuffie County. Leadership McDuffie serves to identify, recognize and develop leaders in the Thomson-McDuffie area and to maintain a continuing broad base of active, informed and effective leaders for our community.

    The Thomson-McDuffie Chamber of Commerce sponsors Leadership McDuffie and takes an active role to help the program.

    Leadership McDuffie is a six-month program that focuses on leadership development in McDuffie County. Created in 1989 by the Thomson-McDuffie Chamber of Commerce, the program affords the opportunity to build leaders in the community and increase citizen involvement. Leadership McDuffie participants increase their awareness, involvement and understanding in a variety of areas, including governmental organizations, rural and urban development, education and business. 

    This year's class is facilitated by the JW Fanning Institute from the University of Georgia.  They traveled to Athens, Georgia for a two-day retreat in developing leadership knowledge and team bonding.  They were able to work with the horses at the UGA Equine Center as part of their exercise in understanding leadership techniques.  


    Class Dates Areas of Focus Leadership Training
    September 5 Orientation at Thomson Depot  
    September 27-28 Class Retreat to Athens, GA Understanding Leadership
    October 9 Health & Wellness Communicating Effectively
    November 20 Community Image Conflict Resolution
    January 8 Workforce & Education Building Communities through Collaboration
    February 20 (tentative) McDuffie County Day at the Capitol Debrief day's activities
    March 18 Leadership Opportunities Leading Change
    April 16 Graduation Present Class Project


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  • Thomson-McDuffie County Government Center Brick Campaign Thomson-McDuffie County Government Center Brick Campaign

    For $50, you can engrave a brick  to celebrate your family’s memories or milestones or honor an important person in your life.  In addition to being a unique gift idea, each brick will incorporate your personal message, important dates, events or names of family members.  Businesses and organizations are also encouraged to participate.  All bricks will be engraved and placed in a highly visible area at the Thomson-McDuffie County Government Center.  Order form

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