Ashland's Parks & Recreation Manager Emmy Houck recently attended the Virginia Recreation and Park Society's (VRPS) annual conference in Williamsburg. In fact, not only did Emmy attend, but she led three presentations and along with her colleagues won a President’s Award for starting the first-ever Virginia Young Professionals Network aimed at connecting young and new parks and recreation professionals across the state. Emmy is involved with VRPS on the Leadership Training Institute Board, the Chair-Elect for the Central Service Area, and in many other volunteer roles. Congratulations to Emmy on her award!
Last week, Community Engagement Manager Martha J. Miller (center) graduated from the Virginia Institute of Government's (VIG) LEAD Program at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. LEAD, which stands for "Leading, Educating, and Developing", equips local government leaders at every level with the tools to effectively and proactively institute positive change in their organizations. The program consists of a one-week course taught by subject matter experts and local government practitioners focused on creating well-equipped, agile, and high-performing local governments.
The Town prioritizes and supports opportunities for our staff to learn and lead, locally and beyond, for the betterment of themselves and this community.