posted on: 8/16/2019; updated: 8/24/2019

The Greater Dover of Chamber of Commerce will once again produce the 2019 Eastern Bank Citizens Leadership Academy in partnership with the City of Dover this October. The free program offers Garrison City residents a firsthand look at local government and municipal operations and provides attendees a role in shaping the future of the city. Citizens Leadership Academy will meet on the evenings of Oct. 10, 17, 24, 31 and Nov. 7, as well as a morning session on Saturday, Oct. 26.

“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 Dover’s quality of life,” said Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce President Margaret Joyce. “Citizens Leadership Academy participants are encouraged to initiate discussions with other residents as well as business and government leaders, and contribute their knowledge, imagination and energy towards the betterment of the community.”

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

Dover Citizens Leadership Academy starts Oct. 10

posted on: 8/16/2019; updated: 8/24/2019

The Greater Dover of Chamber of Commerce will once again produce the 2019 Eastern Bank Citizens Leadership Academy in partnership with the City of Dover this October. The free program offers Garrison City residents a firsthand look at local government and municipal operations and provides attendees a role in shaping the future of the city. Citizens Leadership Academy will meet on the evenings of Oct. 10, 17, 24, 31 and Nov. 7, as well as a morning session on Saturday, Oct. 26.

“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 Dover’s quality of life,” said Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce President Margaret Joyce. “Citizens Leadership Academy participants are encouraged to initiate discussions with other residents as well as business and government leaders, and contribute their knowledge, imagination and energy towards the betterment of the community.”

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

“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,” says Dover City Manager J. Michael Joyal, Jr. “The program provides participants with an overview of the roles and responsibilities of the various city departments and a behind-the-scenes look at how these departments each support and contribute to the quality of life we enjoy in our community.”

Participants are not required to make every meeting, but regular attendance is strongly encouraged. This program is free-of-charge, and open to Dover residents. For more information or to register, call Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce Community Events Manager Morgan Faustino at (603) 742-2218 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 Dover Chamber membership and programs or for a schedule of activities, call (603) 742-2218 or visit www.dovernh.org.