Stevans Named to ARC Leadership Institute

Updated: Jan 6, 2021

Mark to Represent Tennessee in Intensive Regional Leadership Development Program

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 — Johnson City, TN // The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has named Mark Stevans, Director of Special Projects as a 2020-2021 Appalachian Leadership Institute Fellow.

As a Fellow, Mark will participate in the Appalachian Leadership Institute, an extensive nine-month series of online skill-building seminars featuring regional experts, peer-to-peer learning, and case study analysis beginning in mid-October through July, 2021. Topics include:

· Designing effective economic development project proposals;

· Integrating community assets into long-lasting economic development strategies;

· Identifying resources available to spur economic development;

· Locating and accessing investment capital from a variety of public and private sources;

· Preparing competitive applications for public grant opportunities; and

· Using expanded leadership skills to create strong coalitions.