The Durant Area Chamber of Commerce has extended the application deadline for Leadership Durant to July 1.


The class is comprised of professionals who wish to enhance and develop their leadership skills while also learning more about the community.


Set to begin in August, Leadership Durant kicks off with an orientation during which students receive their portfolio and agendas for classes. Orientation Day is followed that evening by a reception.


The class is set to meet once monthly, excluding December, to take part in activities such as team-building exercises, visits with local media, city and state officials, tours of area schools, hospitals, major employers and points of interest including the state capitol.


Additional fundraising activities and events will be scheduled throughout the year to assist in generating dollars to donate to a nonprofit organization selected by the class.


Leadership Durant also volunteers for various events and organizations. The class will wrap up with a graduation in June 2021.


It is important that participants and their employers be committed to the program for it to prove effective for students. Previous Leadership Durant class members include bank presidents, business owners, educators and attorneys, among others.


Additional information about Leadership Durant is available by contacting the Durant Area Chamber of Commerce at 580-924-0848.