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David Burton
Civic Communications Specialist
2400 S. Scenic Ave.
Springfield, MO 65807

April 27, 2018

Build Your Resume and Personal Network by Participating in EXCEL Leadership Class 2 for Greene County

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - The EXCCEL Leadership Class 2 being offered by University of Missouri Extension provides an excellent opportunity for individuals living in western Greene County to build their resume, expand their network, and receive leadership training.

"The program is modeled after MU Extension's statewide Excel program with some unique changes that make it a fit for the local region," said David Burton, civic communication specialist with MU Extension. "Our focus will be on developing community leaders, and better understanding community issues specific to western Greene County and also working together toward possible solutions."

Residents the western side of Greene County including the towns of Republic, Willard, Ash Grove, Bois D'Arc and rural areas of the county are being encouraged to apply.

EXCCEL graduates use insights and skills learned to engage in building community networks, make well-informed community decisions and find real solutions to real problems.

There will be ten sessions starting with the introduction class on Aug. 23. Other sessions will be on the third Thursday of the month through March. Meeting locations will vary with each session but will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. and include a meal.

"MU Extension's community conversations conducted statewide this spring found that Missouri communities have a critical need for community leadership development. In response to that need, Greene County MU Extension decided to introduce this leadership and professional development program," said Burton.

An application is required and can be found online at A brochure providing further details on the course including dates can also be found online.

Thanks to generous community support, it looks like many individuals can earn a scholarship for the program and attend for free. However, scholarship are on a first-come first-served basis.

University of Missouri Extension in Greene County will be taking the lead in partnership with the Greene County Commonwealth, Greene County Commission and other community leaders.

For more information, contact David Burton in Greene County at (417) 881-8909 or by email at

Source: David Burton, (417) 881-8909

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