posted on 8/7/23

The Marion County Development Commission (MCDC) is now accepting applications for the 2023-24 Leadership Red Rock class.  Leadership Red Rock is an issue-oriented leadership program that develops leadership skills and increases community awareness of participants.  The 5 sessions provide interaction with area decision makers and discussions on key local issues.  Leadership Red Rock is great for young professionals and new residents to become involved within the community.   If you are interested in learning how to maximize your leadership skills, meeting a variety of people, discovering new opportunities for volunteering, or examining key community issues; send in your application to the MCDC before September 20, 2023 to be considered for this year’s program.  You can apply online at


Sessions will be held this year on October 24, November 14, December 12, January 25, and February 15.  Sessions are held at various locations around the county and run from 5:30-8 p.m.   Class size is limited to 20 participants.   “Our people are a very important resource within Marion County.   It is our people that will develop ideas to grow our businesses.  It is our people that will find solutions to community needs.  And it is our people who make the area a unique destination to visit,” stated Carla Eysink, MCDC Executive Director.  “Leadership Red Rock allows people who live and work in this area an opportunity to examine the role each of us plays in developing Marion County into an outstanding place to live, work and visit.”  If you would like information about the Leadership Red Rock program contact Carla Eysink at the Marion County Development Commission, or go to 

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