Candidate Development Institute Graduates Class of 2017


October 2017

Candidate Development Institute (CDI) participants recently completed the six-week course held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. each Tuesday, September 19 -October 24 at the Alliance, 510 Main Street.

Those who met attendance requirements graduated from the Institute on October 24. Participants heard over 12 speakers on an array of subjects to help better prepare them to run for office or assist in a campaign.

CDI, coordinated by the Pine Bluff Regional Chamber of Commerce and in association with Go Forward Pine Bluff, was designed to offer training in the basics of organizing and implementing a campaign for public office. This program was made possible in part by a grant from the Pine Bluff Area Community Foundation, an affiliate of Arkansas Community Foundation.

Subjects covered:

Sept. 19:

How to Get Elected, Information You Should Know when Running for Office and Filing with the Jefferson County Clerk’s Office

Sept. 26:

Lobbying and Campaign Finance and Ethics

Oct. 3:

Primary Sources of Information and How Do I Put This Information to Work for Me?

Oct. 10:

Grassroots Campaigning, Campaign Plans, Strategies and Tactics and Media Relations

Oct. 17:

Fund Raising, Enacting Legislation and Campaign Lessons Learned

Oct. 24:

Economic Development Sales Tax and How an Elected Official Influences Economic Progress in Your Community

The Pine Bluff Regional Chamber of Commerce and Go Forward Pine Bluff are pleased to announce the following CDI Class of 2017 graduates:

Joni Alexander

Pecola Anderson

Nathaniel Dee Baker

Glen Brown, Jr.

Bill Brumett

Tavante L. Calhoun, Sr.

Leigh Cockrum

Lloyd A. Franklin, II

Vonysha Goodwin

Chandra Griffin

Wil Jenkins

Reginald Johnson

Caleb McMahon

Nancy Lee McNew

Leslie Mitchell

Mandy Owens

Mary Pringos

Sederick C. Rice

Janice L. Roberts

James Gavin Sanders

Tonya Y. Shaw

Shawndra Taggart

Lyslie Trammell

Gene A. White, Jr.

Lafayette Woods, Jr.

Jessica Yarbrough