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   "Serving Anson County for 50 Years"


Leadership Anson


"Developing a Commitment to Community Through Leadership"


Mission Statement: Developing a commitment to community through leadership.


Leadership Anson 2016 Class


The Leadership Anson Program enjoyed its 20th graduation ceremony on August 10th at South Piedmont Community Colleges Lockhart-Taylor Center. Leadership Anson was created to develop a commitment to community through leadership. This graduating class totals 295 participants that have completed the program. A number of family, friends, and sponsors of the program attended this special event. Special Guest speaker for the evening was Sen. Thomas N. McInnis.



The 2016 Leadership Anson Class: Lewis Adams, Hornwood Inc.; Kevin Boswell, Anson EMS; Beth Diggs, Carolinas HealthCare System Anson; Devonne Gaddy, SPCC; Megan Garner, Anson County Government; Scott Martin, Town of Wadesboro; Matt Norris, Polkton Police Dept.; Sadie Shaver, Anson County Schools; Nicole Steagall, Anson County Schools; Adam Stegall, Hornwood Inc. and Stephanie Wilson, Carolinas HealthCare System Anson. Also pictured: Scott Collier, SPCC; Scott Rivers, SPCC and Shelby Emrich, Executive Director of the Anson County Chamber of Commerce


About Leadership Anson


Leadership Anson is a complete learning program to develop community leaders from all walks of life. The program accomplishes this goal by giving the participants a broad base of knowledge about Anson County; developing the skills of leadership in each individual participant; creating opportunities to work with other community leaders; and building within participants a strong commitment to community service.


Anyone who is an Anson County resident or who works in the county is eligible. The selection of class participants is based on the applicants' community interests and involvement, leadership potential, accomplishments, and the ability to assume expanded responsibility.


The Leadership Anson tuition fee is $350; the fee includes the cost for all materials, lunch each session, refreshments, and transportation for field trips. Leadership Anson scholarships may be available.


Leadership Anson has graduated 227 participants since its Charter Class in 1997.


Applications are available at the Chamber office, 107-A East Wade Street, Wadesboro.

For more information and/or an application, telephone 704-694-4181 or
click HERE for a printable application form.


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Previous Leadership Anson Classes


The Leadership Anson (LA) 2015 program enjoyed its 19th graduation ceremony on June 16th in the Community Room of Carolinas HealthCare System Anson.

Front Row (l-r): Katie Ingram, Anson County Wastewater Treatment Facility; Jodi Davis, Anson County Schools/Anson New Tech High School. Second Row (l-r): David Jenkins, Anson Community Hospice/Richmond County Hospice Inc.; Caroline Goins, Anson County Partnership for Children; Rob Efird, Hornwood Inc. 

2014 Leadership Anson 2013 Leadership Anson

The Leadership Anson (LA) 204 program enjoyed its 17th graduation ceremony held June 11th at Welika Lake Fish House. Front Row (l-r): Megan Sellers, Anson County Partnership for Children; Jennifer Ricketts, SPCC; Tammy Henry, Anson Community Hospital; Dawn McElroy, Anson Community Hospital; Ginger McLain, SPCC; Emily Trexler, SPCC;Kari Eudy, Carolina Title Company, Inc.; Sarah Hutchinson, Anson County EMS; Burnelle Sturdivant, Anson County Jail. Back Row (l-r): O’Brian Willoughby, Hornwood, Inc.; Jason Miller, SPCC; Jeremy Taylor, Plank Road Realty; Steven Kelly, Wadesboro Police Dept.

The Leadership Anson 2013(LA) program enjoyed its 17th graduation ceremony held June 11th at Welika Lake Fish House. Front Row (l-r): Rosezetta McCray, Anson County Partnership for Children; Sharon Dawkins, Carolinas Primary Care; Lindsay Wallace, CMH Space Flooring Products; Catherine Crandell, Anson County Arts Council; Cindi Pope, Town of Wadesboro; Jennifer Tice, Anson Community Hospital Back Row (l-r): Brian Nance, Anson County EMS; Truman Teal, API Security; Alex Sewell, Town of Wadesboro; Damer Chapman, Anson County Sheriff's Office; Wes Stegall, Anson County EMS; Holly Mullis, Anson County Sheriff's Office; Ashley Steele, Anson Community  Hospital, Jermaine Alston (not pictured).

The Leadership Anson Class of 2012 held graduation ceremonies at Welika Lake Fish House on June 12. Front Row (l-r): Thomasina Montgomery, Open Doors Center for Children; Lily McCray-Hailey, SunTrust Bank; Jessica Anderson, NC Cooperative Extension; Emily Jarrell, SPCC; Ashley Rivers, Hornwood, Inc.; Jennifer Tarlton, Sam K. Turner Jr., CPA
Back Row (l-r): Larry Diggs, Anson County  EMS; Richard Flowers, Anson County Sheriff’s Department; Subrina Hough, Sandhills Community Action Program, Inc.; Tammy McCall, Anson County Sheriff’s Department; Larry Huntley, Anson Communtiy Hospital; Michelle Hamilton, Bayada Nurses; Kristy Ratliff, Anson Community Hospital

2011 Graduates, front row, left to right, are Andrea Cash, Pee Dee Electric; Lakeischa Tillman, Anson County Partnership for children; Brenda Huntley, Anson Community Hospital; Kelly Gaddy, Carolinas Primary Care; and Brett Blalock, Anson County EMS. Pictured back row, left to right, are Susan Poe, Valley Protein; Scott Rivers, South Piedmont Community College; Sam Jones, Wadesboro Police Department; Vivian Wallace, Anson Community Hospital; Toby Carpenter, South Piedmont Community College; Ginger Phillips, Anson County 9-1-1; and Traquita Little, Britt Insurance Agency and HOLLA!

Class of 2010 - Gerald Cannon, Lewis McLendon, Kevin Mullis, Ryan Teal, Nichole Cox, Donna Liles, Frances Moore, Carrie Bunn, Caroline Hightower, Teresa Downer, Merri Privett and Joyce Cox

Class of 2009 - Dusty Moser, Natalie Barbour, Melissa Garrison, Susan Thomas, Gordon Jackson, Gary Garrison, Robert Mims, Shane Drake, Joyce Burns, Jennifer Nichols, Angela Newton, Joyce Ingo. Not pictured: Holly Hammonds, Jonathan Phillips and Lillie Templeton

CLASS OF 2008 – Tracie Boone, Bettie Broadway, Derita Cox, Christie Dutton, Tommy Jarman, Jenny Lafave, Zana Lambert, Pam Layfield, Jeanette Little, Jeff McCormick Sr., Shana Peale, Dana Roberts, Lauren Sellers and Ellen Stephens

CLASS OF 2007 – Denise Cannon, Brenda Carpenter, Brandis Chewning, Erin Dempsey, Joy Drake, Emily Eckersley, Sharon Grooms, Saerica Hamilton, Sharon Little, Megan Martin, Shemetra Melton, Matthew Morgan, Tabatha Shields, Tony Sturdivant, Terry Swails and Annie Teal

CLASS OF 2006 – Stephen Athens, Vance Bennett, Joel Briley, Brook Crider, Jilla Gathings, Misty Harris, Jennifer Horne, Tracy Lamonds, Melanie McLarty, Crystal McLendon, Chuck Nix, James parks, Jackie Robinson, Melody Sikes, Sylvia Tillman, Carol Tucker and Joyce Williams

CLASS OF 2005– Crystal Bennett, J.D. Bricken, Carri Brock, Allison Cross, Anne Flynn, Anita Henry, Dawn Hildreth, Alicia Huntley, Jeania Martin, Andy Pigge, Shelia Spencer, Cindy Springer, Kim Wilson and Amanda Goodwin

CLASS OF 2004– Lynn Burr, Theodore Carr, Stacie Cato, Lynn Edwards, Lisa Glenn, Heather Horne, Steve James, Allison Kennington, Sarah King, Terry Landis, Wes Martin, Donna McAllister, Chris Reisinger, Sherika Staton, Zac Tarlton and Robert Thomas

CLASS OF 2003 – Tracy Baynard, Brenda Broadway, Brenda Brooks, Anne Trexler Hyatt, Bonnie Huntley, Jennifer Huntley, Charlotte King, Bobbie Little, Phyllis Lowe, Dana Maness, Crystal McIntyre, Todd Moore, John Nassef, John Ratliff, Steve Teeter and Deborah Wright

CLASS OF 2002 – Steve Adams, Renee Bethea, Wendy Brazill, Robin Brown-Cook, Carolyn Cox, Odessa Cox, Todd Daly, Mary Beth Gaddy, Jeffrey Howe, Sylvia Jeter, Becky Jordan, Calvin Lambert, Alicia Molaro Parker, Doris Pegues, Kris Poplin, Kristi Phifer, Joy Pope, Lori Ross, Tannis Steele, Tommy Tice, Lavon Tyson and Jeff Waisner

CLASS OF 2001 – Ann Black, Susan Bridges, Herman Byrd, Nicole Capel, Sam Cash, Onnie Gregory, Jim Kiser, Heather Thomas Lear, Beverly Livington, Donna McCormick, Michelle Meredith, Bonnie Morgan, Johnie Pettiford and Latonia Wright

CLASS OF 2000 – Frances Bowman, Robert Burr, Tangra Carpenter, Rebecca Christian, Betty Jean Dockray, Leon Gatewood, Mitchell Hendrix, Randy Henry, Joanne Larsen, Bryan Leggett, Jennifer Privette Leggett, Ginger Nance, Steve Natoli, Gwendolyn Robinson, Helen Sellers, Drema Simpson, Debbie Smith, Johnny Townsend, Cathy Treadaway, Stephanie Williams, Jeremy Wilson and Kimberly Wilson

CLASS OF 1999 – Collier Burns, Frances Burris, Robert Colf, Scott Dutton, Frank Hyatt, Mary Liles, Vickie Molaro, Sue Newton, Sharon Rushing, Reno Smith, Vancine Sturdivant, Jennifer Tucker Sweezy, Debbie Taylor, Ben Tillman, Lynette Wallace, Nancy Willingham and Michael Wise

CLASS OF 1998 – Rev. Priscilla Durkin, Steve Erdmanczyk, Carolyn Gatewood, Linda Griffin, Kimberly Harrington, Tiffany Harris, Misty Haithcock, Janette Horne, Vivian Huntley, Sharon Knotts, Gaius McLendon, Chris Morton, Jamie Parker, Fannie Ratliff, Carol Smith and Myla Warfel

CLASS OF 1997 (the charter class) – Don Adams, Benjy Brasington III, Michelle Brock, Jane Cauble, Sharon Cousar, Deborah Davis, Rosemary Greene, Michael Freeman, Ericka Johnson, Elizabeth Kersey, Antinia Marshall, Tiffany Chewning Medford, Mary Little, Keith Rhinehardt, Kandie Sparger, Ellen Hanson Vaught, Donnie Wall, Lisa White and Carol Williams