Peter Shanks Joins Leadership Salem Class of 2014

Salem, OR (Oct. 7, 2014), peter-shanksPeter Shanks, supervisor at White Oak Construction, has been accepted into the 2014 Leadership Salem Program coordinated by the Salem Chamber of Commerce.

The Salem Chamber describes Leadership Salem as “the premier opportunity to learn why Salem is such a great city. Participants develop and refine leadership skills, and create lasting bonds with other upcoming leaders. This program is recognized by businesses, employers and decision-makers as an important part of a leader’s preparation to serve in our community.”

Participants receive a comprehensive overview of the Salem area – its realities, opportunities and challenges. It’s a unique opportunity to meet key business and government leaders and decision makers, and receive an introduction to community resources by way of tours, panels and speaker and interact in a variety of learning experiences.  Each of the 10 one-day sessions focuses on a different theme: leadership, community history and culture, natural resources, business and commerce, education, legal systems, human resources, government and volunteerism. The year concludes with a community service project.

“I’m honored to be accepted into the program and looking forward to learning how I can contribute more to our community,”  said Shanks.