Only a few spots are remaining to participate in the Newport Chamber of Commerce’s leadership development program, Leadership Lincoln.

Now in its 29th year, this program develops individual leadership skills while informing participants about the people and organizations that make up the community. The class meets once per month, September through June, with the goal to develop leadership and management skills for individuals who are interested in and committed to the future of Lincoln County.

Participants can expect to learn about local industries and resources during informative panel discussions with local experts. Popular topics include education, tourism, industry, public health, and other essential areas of business and life in Lincoln County. Leadership Lincoln students will also develop leadership skills by identifying individual strengths, improving communication skills, and focusing on custom objectives for growth through a leadership development program led by Jalene Case.

The Sept. 8 orientation will be held in person at the Oregon Coast Community College Newport campus. Following classes will be held in various locations around Lincoln County. Class times are 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month, from September through June 2022.

Tuition is $550 per student, and class size is limited to 25 participants. The deadline to apply is Aug. 31. Leadership Lincoln is sponsored by the Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce, Oregon Coast Community College and Columbia Bank. For more information, call the Newport Chamber at 541-265-8801, or email

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