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New Vision Newport in its 16th Year

by Mark Peterson - January 9, 2019

Mark Peterson presenting information to a group of people from newport in a classroom setting

Congratulations to New Vision Newport, a community leadership program in Jackson County, for launching their 16th class. New VIsion Newport is a great model for other communities to learn from. 

The purpose of New Vision Newport is to equip new leaders for Newport and Jackson County to be effective leaders in the community. Sponsored by the Newport Area Chamber of Commerce, New Vision Newport also has benefited from involvement by the Newport Economic Development Commission, the University of Arkansas System Cooperative Extension Service, and other community organizations from its inception.

“We started this program 16 years ago. We visited other communities that were doing well, and one common thread was that they had a community leadership program. The most important impact has been 18-20 ambassadors for Newport and Jackson County, armed with positive information to share with others.” said Julie Allen, Newport Area Chamber of Commerce's executive director.

“Over 300 citizens have completed New Vision Newport, and many are now in key positions in Newport and Jackson County," said Jon Chadwell, executive director of the Newport Economic Development Commission, a Breakthrough Solutions Partner.