posted on: 8/21/2018

The Greater Dover of Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce it will host the 2018 Eastern Bank Citizens’ Leadership Academy along with the City of Dover this October. The program will offer Garrison City residents a firsthand look at local government and municipal operations, as well as provide attendees with opportunities to participate in shaping the future of the city.

"Citizens' Leadership Academy is a great opportunity to learn more about local governance in Dover and discover how to become a better informed and involved citizen," said Dover City Manager J. Michael Joyal, Jr. "The program is structured to give participants an overview of the roles and responsibilities of the various city departments and a behind-the-scenes look at how they each support and contribute to the quality of life we enjoy in our community."

This year’s Citizens’ Leadership Academy will include presentations by City Manager, J. Michael Joyal, Jr.; Assistant City Manager and Director of Planning and Strategic Initiatives, Christopher G. Parker; Economic Development Director Daniel Barufaldi; Library Director Cathy Beaudoin; Superintendent of Schools William Harbron; Fire Chief Eric Hagman; Police Chief Bill Breault and Recreation Director Gary Bannon. The program will also include a visit to the North End Fire Station and a bus tour of the City’s Community Services facilities led by John Storer, Director of Community Services.  

Registration now open for Citizens’ Leadership Academy

posted on: 8/21/2018

The Greater Dover of Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce it will host the 2018 Eastern Bank Citizens’ Leadership Academy along with the City of Dover this October. The program will offer Garrison City residents a firsthand look at local government and municipal operations, as well as provide attendees with opportunities to participate in shaping the future of the city.

"Citizens' Leadership Academy is a great opportunity to learn more about local governance in Dover and discover how to become a better informed and involved citizen," said Dover City Manager J. Michael Joyal, Jr. "The program is structured to give participants an overview of the roles and responsibilities of the various city departments and a behind-the-scenes look at how they each support and contribute to the quality of life we enjoy in our community."

This year’s Citizens’ Leadership Academy will include presentations by City Manager, J. Michael Joyal, Jr.; Assistant City Manager and Director of Planning and Strategic Initiatives, Christopher G. Parker; Economic Development Director Daniel Barufaldi; Library Director Cathy Beaudoin; Superintendent of Schools William Harbron; Fire Chief Eric Hagman; Police Chief Bill Breault and Recreation Director Gary Bannon. The program will also include a visit to the North End Fire Station and a bus tour of the City’s Community Services facilities led by John Storer, Director of Community Services.

"Each year this program brings together people from diverse segments of the community interested in meeting and working with others to address key issues critical to maintaining and improving upon our city’s quality of life," Joyal said. "Citizens participating in the Leadership Academy are encouraged to initiate discussions with other residents, business and government leaders and contribute their knowledge, imagination and energy towards the betterment of the community."

The Leadership Academy will meet on the evenings of Oct 11, 18, and 25, Nov. 1 and 8, as well as an afternoon session on Saturday, Oct. 27. Participants are not required to make every meeting, but regular attendance is strongly encouraged.

Those interested in this exciting, free program should call Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce Community Events Manager Morgan Faustino at (603) 742-2214 or email him at events@dovernh.org.

The Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit association of businesses, professionals, individuals, and organizations working together to advance the economic well-being of its members and the community.

For information on other programs, please call the Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce at 603-742-2218, email info@dovernh.org, or visit www.dovernh.org.