PURPOSE & OBJECTIVES
The mission of Leadership East Tennessee is to unite existing and emerging leaders from diverse backgrounds and perspectives to increase their understanding of community issues, broaden their vision, and enhance their individual and collective ability to lead, while at all times championing its values of service, diversity, inclusion and openness to change.
THE PURPOSE OF
PROVIDE a regional approach in addressing key issues vital to East Tennessee.
DISCOVER and promote the available resources that are actively working to improve the region.
CREATE a network of concerned leaders through which information can be effectively channeled to and utilized by the existing leadership programs and the increasing number of leadership graduates in the East Tennessee area.
DEVELOP recommendations for constructive actions in resolving needs.
PROVIDE a networking opportunity for community leaders from the East Tennessee region as defined by the sixteen counties in the East Tennessee Development District.
FACILITATE the interchange of ideas and familiarization with the various local issues of the region as they relate to the economic and community development.
STRENGTHEN local leadership programs through the participation in the programs of the East Tennessee Regional Leadership Program.
BREAK DOWN BARRIERS to positive progress by developing a regional awareness.
ENCOURAGE positive steps toward resolving regional issues.
PROMOTE positive aspects of participating counties with respect, understanding, and appreciation of similarities and differences.