The Glencoe Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism is proud to announce that our community has been accepted to participate in the 2019 Blandin Community Leadership Program.

Blandin Leadership Programs develop and train a broad base of local leaders to build healthy communities by building on community strengths. Topics covered during training include: identifying and describing community issues and opportunities through the lens of the 9 dimensions of a healthy community, effective interpersonal communication, building social capital, understanding community power and mobilizing community resources.

“A healthy community is a place where all people can meet their economic, social, physical, cultural and spiritual needs, work together for the common good, and participate in creating their future,” said Dr. Kathleen Annette, president and CEO of Blandin Foundation. “We’re honored to stand with rural communities across the state as they design and claim their futures.”

Alumni of the program have used what they learned to advance community cooperation, be more welcoming, create economic development opportunities, and explore creative solutions for health, safety, housing, and education.

Glencoe Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism – The mission of the Glencoe Area Chamber of Commerce (GACC) is to support its members by serving as a catalyst for creating, enhancing, and promoting a vibrant business environment in Glencoe, Silver Lake, Plato, Biscay, New Auburn and Brownton.