Crowell addresses Leadership Jackson graduates

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Republican state Sen. Jason Crowell spoke to the Leadership Jackson graduating class Wednesday at Water's Edge in Gordonville about the importance of not only hearing but answering the call to lead.

"I believe we are called to leadership," Crowell said. Often we are too busy and are tone deaf and don't hear the music, the calling. What you are doing here at Leadership Jackson is broadening your musics, what you hear."

He said part of being a leader means doing the best job possible and not being afraid to respond to the situation.

"Will you rise to the occasion, or will you hit the snooze bar when you hear the music?" Crowell asked.

He said he does not pretend to be a great leader or have all the answers but said he aspires to do better every day.

Leadership Jackson is sponsored by the Jackson Chamber of Commerce and is designed to provide participants with an insight on how the city's various businesses operate. Chamber executive director Brian Gerau said the 19 graduates met once a month for eight months and toured schools, businesses and industries in Jackson

"It gave them a behind-the-scenes look," he said. "It also gave them the chance to network with other professionals they would not normally network with. It is a good way to meet people, advertise your business and see Jackson."

Gerau said this is the third year the chamber has sponsored Leadership Jackson.

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