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  Schwartzbauer Completes Leadership Spartanburg Program  
  
 

Jon Schwartzbauer

Jon Schwartzbauer, DC
Sherman President

Sherman President Jon Schwartzbauer, D.C., recently graduated with the Leadership Spartanburg Class of 2007-2008. Schwartzbauer, along with 43 other community leaders, completed the nine-month program in May.

Established in 1980, Leadership Spartanburg is a program sponsored by the Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce to develop a corps of informed, committed and qualified individuals capable of providing dynamic community leadership for Spartanburg County.

According to the Chamber, the objectives of the Leadership Spartanburg program are to:

  • Identify and select highly motivated and potential community leaders to participate in the program.
  • Systematically challenge the participants to become aware of, to examine and to respond to the social and economic needs of the community.
  • Develop an esprit de corps among the participants, which will provide a common ground for working together on present and future community needs.
  • Identify organizational and individual opportunities for community involvement and assist in the placement of participants.

The program includes a nine-month time commitment (September through May), including an opening retreat, full-day monthly sessions plus two full-day sessions in April, and with a closing retreat in May. Topics covered include team building, the history of Spartanburg, local/state government, community health and social issues, education, diversity and race relations, arts/recreation and quality of life, growth/resource management and the environment, economic development and the future of Spartanburg.

LEadership Spartanburg Class of 2008