Commissioner Williams selected for national County Leadership Institute

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Brunswick County Commissioner Frank Williams, who also serves as President of the N.C. Association of County Commissioners, will join a select group of leaders in county government from across the country to participate in the 17th Annual County Leadership Institute (CLI), a rigorous program developed by the National Association of Counties (NACo) and Beacon Leadership Collaborative. 

CLI will be held on November 7-11, 2021 in Washington, D.C. CLI equips county officials with practical leadership strategies as they explore innovative approaches to address key issues facing their counties and constituents.

“Leaders should continually seek to expand their skills and knowledge, and I look forward to participating in this hands-on professional development experience and learning from other county leaders from across the nation,” said Williams.

The program helps county leaders develop their approach toward solving complex challenges.  It provides tools to encourage innovation and creativity; resources for invigorating organizational culture; and best practices in effective communication, collaboration and decision-making.

Matthew Chase, NACo’s executive director, said, “County officials often address similar issues and can learn a great deal from one another. The County Leadership Institute fosters peer-to-peer learning and encourages common-sense solutions to challenges that counties and residents face every day.”   

Since its inception, the Institute, known for enhancing the capacity of county officials to identify and implement innovative solutions to complex challenges, has graduated 351 leaders from over 175 counties across 45 states.  This year’s program will focus on the demands of personal leadership in the modern era of government and be led by the Beacon Leadership Collaborative’s Jay Kaufman, a former member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, and adaptive leadership expert Jill Hufnagel, PhD.