Haleyville/Winston Leadership Program 2016 – 2017



The Haleyville/Winston Leadership program is designed to help meet the community’s need for more informed and effective leaders.  Winston County is a place for immense potential.  Citizens of Winston County recognize that the area is a wonderful place to live and work.

Main objectives:

  1. Foster networking among leaders
  2. Provide participants with a practical understanding of issues and opportunities facing the Winston County area.
  3. Encourage participants to become involved citizens.

Haleyville/Winston Leadership 2016-2017 Participants:

Al Temple

Barry Hill

Candace Williams

Cassandra Cummings

Crystal Till

Donna Jones

Dr. Holly Sutherland

Emily League Johnson

Gerita Rye

Shelly Hess


Jamie Blackmon

Jennifer Cantrell

Jennifer Spurgeon

Leigh Burleson

Linda Warren

Secly Colvin

Shannon Williamson

Tommy Armstrong

Tracy Hooker

Diane Watson

2016- 2017 Class Dates and Programs:

August  16th   
8:00 – 12:30 – Welcome and Overview

Community awareness

September 13th 
8:00 – 12:00 Tourism
October 18th
8:00 – 12:00 – SWOT Analysis (community assessment)


November 15th
8:00 – 12:00 – County Government
December 13th
Time TBA – Economic and Workforce Development

Field Trip -Tour of Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc., Tuscaloosa, AL.

January 17th 
Education Awareness
February 21st 
Time TBA – Legislative Day

Field Trip – State Capital

March 21st 
8:00 – 12:00 –Healthcare Awareness
April 7th
12:00 – 1:00 –Graduation

“The Leadership Program that I was able to attend was so beneficial to me and the leadership position I hold at Haleyville City Schools.  It afforded me the opportunity to network with other professionals in the community and build a relationship with them.  I feel like all the activities that were planned were valuable in helping me become a better leader for our community.” – Chere’ Fetter


These pictures were taken during our September (Tourism) program held at First National Bank in Double Springs.   Speakers were Mike Henshaw – Winston County Extension Coordinator, Tom Chesnutt Retired from ACES and AU, Allison Cochran – US Forest Service and Sandra Killen – Alabama Mountain Lakes Association.


Great program.  Made contacts that will last a lifetime.  Great mix of economic development and political understanding. – Scott Knight