From the Office of State Senator John Carona

For Immediate Release
April 12, 2004
CONTACT: Julie Taylor, (512) 463-0116 or 1-800-662-0334

SENATOR CARONA WELCOMES LEADERSHIP GARLAND TO THE CAPITOL

AUSTIN, TX-- Tomorrow, State Senator John Carona will roll out the red carpet for Leadership Garland's visit to the Texas State Capitol. "Leadership Garland is an important program," Senator Carona said, adding that not only do the members of the class learn personal and corporate leadership skills, they are also encouraged to actively contribute to Garland's growth and future. Leadership Garland Class XXIII will be in Austin on April 13 and 14 to fulfill the state government component of their program.

Leadership Garland is a program offered by the Garland Chamber of Commerce to any interested citizen who lives or works in Garland or is a member of the Garland Chamber of Commerce. The purpose of Leadership Garland is to provide corporate leadership training, to motivate and encourage civic leaders, and to develop personal leadership characteristics and skills within individuals. Participants are introduced to state, county and city officials, school board trustees and administrators, community leaders, and community boards and commissions.

"Leadership Garland offers an excellent opportunity for the citizens of Garland to get to know their elected officials and for the elected officials to get to know their constituents," said Carona, adding their agenda for Tuesday and Wednesday includes meetings with a wide variety of state leaders and budget officials.

Leadership Garland provides employers with a comprehensive program to identify and train potential leaders within their workforce. Small, medium, and large companies alike can benefit tremendously from the program. Leadership Garland has graduated hundreds of corporate and civic leaders throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. If you would like information about becoming a member of Leadership Garland Class XXIV, contact the Garland Chamber of Commerce or visit www.garlandchamber.com .

(Senator Carona represents District 16, which includes major portions of central and northeast Dallas County.)

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