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CCAP Announces Graduates from Center for Excellence in County Leadership

CCAP Announces Graduates from Center for Excellence in County Leadership

The County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP) Center for Excellence in County Leadership (CEL), a premier professional development program for county officials, recently graduated eight county officials from its intensive training program.

The 2017 graduates include: Kevin Boozel, M.S., Butler County commissioner; Cynthia Cook, Beaver County chief clerk; Kathi Cozzone, Chester County commissioner and CCAP second vice president; Samuel DeMarco, III, Allegheny County council member at-large; Amanda Holt, Lehigh County commissioner; Christian Leinbach, Berks County commissioner and CCAP past president and National Association of Counties representative; Glenn Smith, Esquire, York County solicitor; and Jeff Snyder, Clinton County commissioner and CCAP chair of the Committee on Criminal Justice System Best Practices for the 21st Century.

CEL training focuses on fostering individual growth through interactive and high level classroom training aimed at enhancing communication, management and leadership skills. CEL includes intense classes in styles of leadership, managerial versatility, interpersonal dynamics, crisis communication, media management, daily communication problem solving, decision making and other areas.

Participation is available to one eligible person per county each year, with a maximum of 16 participants annually. An application is required for admittance to the program, with final selection being made by a standing CCAP committee. The program is open to county commissioners or council members, chief clerks, county administrators and solicitors of all 67 counties in Pennsylvania. The 2017 CEL program was produced by The Professional Edge, Inc., (

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