Boyle tourism director accepted into Leadership Kentucky 2018

Published 6:28 am Wednesday, June 13, 2018


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Jennifer Kirchner, executive director of the Danville-Boyle County Convention and Visitors Bureau has been accepted into the Leadership Kentucky Class of 2018.

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Also accepted into the program was Melynda Jamison of Boyle County, who works for the Lexington Fayette Urban County Government.

Leadership Kentucky is a non-profit educational organization which brings together a select group of people who possess a broad variety of leadership abilities, career accomplishments and volunteer activities to gain insight into complex issues facing the state.

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Jennifer Kirchner, director of the Danville-Boyle County Convention and Visitors Bureau, has been accepted in the Leadership Kentucky Class of 2018.

The program is made up of seven two-day sessions, when participants gather to gain insight on the Commonwealth of Kentucky and its challenges and opportunities. Throughout the sessions, class members will meet with many of Kentucky’s current leaders and explore the state’s opportunities and resources.

“Personally, I am thrilled to be accepted into one of the oldest and most prestigious statewide leadership development programs in the United States,” Kirchner said. “I plan to look for creative ways to integrate the information I learn and the people I meet into our community to create new opportunity.”

The June-through-December program will take the class across the state: Berea in June, Louisville in July, Paducah/Eddyville in August, Bowling Green/Fort Campbell in September, Pikeville in October, Frankfort/Lexington in November and northern Kentucky in December. The sessions will cover topics including business and economic development, arts and tourism, natural resources and the environment, education and healthcare, agriculture and government.

This year’s class includes 55 participants from across the state representing a variety of public and private sectors.

Nominations and applications for the Leadership Kentucky Class of 2019 will be available online at in October. The Leadership Kentucky Foundation offers three unique programs: Leadership Kentucky, Elevate Kentucky (for young professionals) and New Executives to Kentucky (for senior level executives who have lived in the state for less than two years). For more information, visit