WestStar graduates from OC
Posted: Monday, August 15, 2011 6:01 pm
Lindsay Frilling and Leigh Schlager, of Obion County, were recently honored for completing the WestStar Leadership Program sponsored by the University of Tennessee at Martin.
UTM’s WestStar program was created in 1989 to serve the 21 counties of West Tennessee by providing leadership development and training for selected participants.
The program now has more than 617 graduates.
WestStar identifies and educates people to assume leadership responsibilities in the economic and social development of West Tennessee.
Class members participate in a series of seminars designed to provide information about major issues facing West Tennessee.
Seminars feature different speakers who focus on subjects that go hand-in-hand with leadership and community progress issues such as education, health care, community and resource development and leadership skills.
WestStar graduates already hold key leadership positions in every West Tennessee county.
Mrs. Frilling is the Obion County Joint Economic Development Council’s economic development director.
She dedicates time to Chimes for Charity, CornFest, United Way and the Boys and Girls Club.
She is a 2005 graduate of Adult Leadership Obion County and a past president of the organization.
Mrs. Schlager is the administrator of elections for Obion County, certified through the Tennessee Secretary of State’s office since 2008.
She serves as a member of the Obion County Concert Association Board, Obion County Leadership Board and the Junior Auxiliary.