WESTSTAR LEADERSHIP PROGRAM ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR 2017 CLASS
MARTIN, Tenn. – Applications are now being accepted to participate in the University of Tennessee
at Martin WestStar Leadership Program’s class of 2017. The program is the largest and oldest
regional leadership development program in Tennessee and boasts 768 graduates in its 27-year
The WestStar program consists of eight specially designed seminar programs addressing issues
important to West Tennessee’s development. Each seminar takes place over one-and- a-half days. The
program begins Dec. 13 with an opening one-day retreat and ends June 20, 2017, with an evening
The WestStar mission is to identify, encourage and equip community-minded people who want to
become more involved, help West Tennessee become a better place and accept assertive leadership
Participants learn new leadership skills and develop strategies for assisting communities in solving
problems and maximizing potential. Participants also become part of a growing network of other
leaders who, through mutual support and assistance, help shape West Tennessee’s future.
For additional information or to apply, contact the WestStar Leadership Program at 731-881- 7298 or
visit www.utm.edu/departments/weststar/. The application deadline is Oct. 14. Anyone can apply to
participate in the program; nominations are accepted but not required.