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Leadership Hancock County Announces 2022 Class

After a year’s hiatus, due to Covid, Leadership Hancock County will resume with a full class in January 2022. The popular Chamber program will also introduce Julie Metzler Ph. D from Southwest Harbor as the new facilitator.


The Leadership Hancock County program, now in its second decade has over 150 alumni from businesses and organizations all over Hancock County. The program exposes the participants to an in-depth look at companies and economic sectors that make up Hancock County, while also teaching leadership and management topics. The 2022 program will host panel discussions on Hancock County government structures, daycare, hospitality industry, fishing and aquaculture, legal topics for business, and Acadia National Park and high visitation rates.


Julie Metzler will replace long-time facilitators Deb Burwell and Bob Keteyian, who retired after 10 years. Julie comes to the program, after working in curriculum assessment for the MDI school system, and as a consultant for a wide range of leadership, literacy, and evaluation projects for clients around the country.


Congratulations to the incoming class of 2022; Kaycie Campbell, Machias Savings Bank; Tammie Carter, Brown Holmes and Milliken; Victor Chan, Wallace Events; Steve Fuller, Town of Bar Harbor; Julia Gray, Wilson Museum; Kathy Hawes, MDI Hospital; James Hoke, Birch Bay Retirement Village; Peter Miller, The Grand; Joel Mitchell, Darlings Auto Mall; William Neally, Rudman Winchell; Elena Piekut, City of Ellsworth; Nathan Richardson, Stanley Subaru;

Heather Sukel, Camden National Bank; Dan Tibbetts, Stanley Subaru; Brenda Wilson, Bar Harbor Bank and Trust; and Kathy Young, Woodlawn Museum.


Leadership Hancock County classes run from January to May. Class size is limited to 16 participants each program year. For more information on the program contact Gretchen Wilson, Program Coordinator, [email protected]

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