Mayor Barry Hutcherson, of Chester County, was selected to participate in the University of Tennessee at Martin’s WestStar Leadership Program class of 2020. Hutcherson serves on the boards of the Southwest Human Resources Agency, SWHRA Headstart Program and the Tennessee Recycling Coalition. He also spent eight years as Chester County commissioner.
He joins 28 other participants from 18 counties at a series of seminars held through June that focus on topics such as economic development, public policy, education and technology.
The WestStar Leadership Program was founded at UT Martin in 1989 and is the state’s oldest and largest regional leadership program. The program equips regional leaders with new skills and knowledge designed to impact the educational, economic and social development of West Tennessee. The program also provides members with a growing network of community-minded people committed to serving the area. Dr. Charley Deal serves as WestStar executive director.
For more information about the WestStar Leadership Program, contact Virginia Grimes, program coordinator, at 731-881-7298.