Peoria County Administrator Lori Curtis Luther was selected to participate in the inaugural class of the Edgar Fellows Program sponsored by the University of Illinois’ Institute of Government and Public Affairs. The program is an intense executive leadership training from August 19 – 22 at the University of Illinois. The training is provided free of cost to participants. Participants will attend sessions to increase knowledge about leadership skills and strategies, statesmanship, mutual understanding, and bipartisan cooperation.
Almost 200 individuals from across the state applied for the 40 seats in the program that is designed for emerging leaders from the public and private sector. Nominees were selected based upon their achievements and their potential to take a greater leadership role within Illinois.
Edgar Fellows will learn leadership skills and governing strategies, as well as enhance interpersonal skills to build relationships and community partnerships. These emerging leaders will learn from individuals who have excelled in the public arena, including Illinois’ 38th governor Jim Edgar, esteemed for his ability to erase the deficit, balance the budget, and move the State forward in education and many other crucial areas.
For more information on Ms. Curtis Luther’s selection as an Edgar Fellow, please call County Administration at (309) 672-6056.