Stuart Rayburn-VALUEBOARDS

stuart blogHey Everybody! I had the pleasure of meeting and photographing  Stuart Rayburn.  He is a very busy man here in Augusta. He runs and operates two companies. VALUEBOARDS-Outdoor Advertising, and Summerville Maids. Stuart needed a new headshot for Augusta Leadership. I didn’t know anything about the program, so I checked it out and I thought all my blog readers would love to learn about it, so here’s the scoop directly from the website www.leaderhipaugusta.net which is a part of the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce.

Leadership Augusta was established in 1980, as an affiliate of the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce, to enhance the civic participation of emerging leaders within the region. Each year since then, Leadership Augusta has selected approximately 30 of the best and brightest individuals in the region to participate in the ten-month program oriented to developing leadership skills, fostering understanding of the major issues facing the region, improving the communications network among leaders of disparate backgrounds and interests, and most important, motivating them to contribute through voluntary participation in civic activities.Since its inception, over 600 individuals have completed the Leadership Augusta program, acquiring the skills, knowledge, and passion necessary to participate fully in the life of this community. Moreover, the program has brought together individuals ranging from corporate executives, and entrepreneurs to educators, non-profit managers, and public servants. These individuals have created lasting networks that have proved essential to creating a vital, positive community for current and future generations. Leadership Augusta continues to be a vital part of the overall effort to ensure that the pool of talent from which the community can draw its future leaders continues to be renewed.The founders of Leadership Augusta shared at least two things in common. First, they understood that the future of this region was closely tied to the commitment and expertise of its next generation of leaders. Second, they wanted to ensure that the quality of responses made by future leaders to a wide array of complex social and economic issues in the Greater Augusta region would be vigorous, well-informed, and responsible. Those of us who follow them in leading the organization share their commitment and look forward to guiding Leadership Augusta’s strategic direction for the 21st century.

THE BENEFITS
In addition to gaining an awareness and understanding of the issues and challenges facing the region, participants in Leadership Augusta can:

Refine their personal and public leadership style and skills;
Develop diverse contacts and an excellent communication network;
Receive recognition for themselves and their organization for their voluntary civic activities;
And, access better opportunities for taking an active role in addressing community needs.

I think it is really awesome that Stuart is participating in this and commend him for his communtiy service.

Augusta Photographer-Sally Kolar

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