Application Deadline is September 20, 2021  

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Annually, the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Wayne participants complete multiple criteria before graduation, including implementing a community project. The project is an important team-building exercise and gives the class a chance to leave their mark on the community. Depending on the size, scope and expense of the project, the actual hands-on part may not begin until January of the class year. Regardless of the project start date, the project must be completed and presented to the community by April 29, 2022.  

Wayne County organizations have an opportunity to submit project applications to be considered by the class. The following are essential aspects that must be addressed when applying:  
·        The project must provide hands-on work for all class members and must include tasks that all class members can complete together.  ·        The project must be accessible to and for the benefit of Wayne County citizens.
·        The project must be sustainable in that it will not need future maintenance or upkeep. In the event the project would need to be maintained after completion, there must be a plan in place for this. ·        The project must be able to be completed within a 3-to-4-month period.
·        The project costs must be reasonable and must fall within the parameters of the class’s ability to raise funds for the project.  

Examples of previous class projects are as follows: 2020—2021 Class—The Boys & Girls Club Community Garden 2019—2020 Class—The Salvation Army Outdoor Shelter 2018—2019 Class—3HC Kitty Askins Veterans Garden 2017—2018 Class—Pikeville Activities Trail & Little Free Library 2016—2017 Class—Wayne County NC Heritage GeoTrail 2015—2016 Class—Herman Park – Story Walk & Little Free Library 2014—2015 Class—Boys & Girls Club of Wayne County: Create an outdoor Reading Garden 2013—2014 Class—Wayne Opportunity Center: Employee Break Room Renovations 2012—2013 Class—Boys & Girls Club: E Books 2011—2012 Class—Herman Park: Playground Restoration 2010—2011 Class—Wayne County Services on Aging: Dining Facility Make-Over 2009—2010 Class—Community Soup Kitchen of Goldsboro: Facility Upgrades 2008—2009 Class—Paupers Cemetery: Environmental Upgrade 2007—2008 Class—Battered Women’s Shelter: Full Facility Renovations  

For more information on the Leadership Wayne class project, contact Janet Brock at the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce by calling (919) 734-2241 or email