A key ingredient to our growth in West Villages Florida is leadership. As our community continues to grow, we will need leaders throughout North Port who believe in us and understand everything our area has to offer.
This year is the sophomore year for an important initiative from the North Port Area Chamber of Commerce called Leadership North Port. The program lasts 10 months and attracts the brightest leaders from the community to join together to learn more about North Port and collaborate on a group service project.
After a kickoff retreat weekend to learn about the program and get to know each other, the group meets once a month for a full day of learning about specific sectors or industries in and around North Port. Each day is crafted by volunteer session planners who work for weeks to design a great experiential learning day for the class. This is a critical part of what makes the program successful.
The team at our West Villages Florida office is committed to making the program successful because we see North Port’s growth and we want the entire region to benefit.
West Villages Florida believes strongly in the value of Leadership North Port, which is a sister program to similar leadership programs launched by chambers of commerce across the country. We have invested the volunteer time of our Marketing Manager Sondra Guffey – now in her second year on the Leadership North Port program staff and leading as the program chair this year – because of our confidence in what the program is doing for the region.