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Springfield Township Celebrates Seventh Leadership Academy Graduate

2019 Graduating Class of the Center for Local Government Leadership Academy 

Springfield Township congratulates Public Works Supervisor, Rob Buckmeier upon his graduation from the Center for Local Government (CLG) Leadership Academy. Rob has been a valued Springfield Township employee since 2016. 

The Center for Local Government Leadership Academy was designed in 2014 to help identify and train future leaders in local government. Leadership Academy participants participate in six, day-long classes during the months March through August, with a September graduation.  Topics covered include “Local Government 101,” “Managing Different Leadership Styles,” “Land Use and Economic Development,” "Finance and Budgeting," “Human Resources Management,” and “Effective Communication Skills.”

Since the formation of the Leadership Academy, 95 staff members from 39 CLG  and Miami Valley Risk Management Association (MVRMA) communities have graduated. Fifteen of these individuals have moved into Department Head level positions, and two have moved into Chief Administrative Officer positions. Springfield Township has had seven employees complete the leadership training course since its inception. Rob Buckmeier shared, " It was a great experience to meet other supervisors across the various departments in other municipalities. We really came together as a group, which is helpful in generating ideas and solutions to issues we all share."