Gainesville, Hall County, GA

Senior Leadership: The Wisdom Project

Leadership: Melissa Tymchuk, Northeast Georgia Health System  and Phillipa Lewis-Moss, City of Gainesville

Gainesville-Hall County has a Senior Leadership program, The Wisdom Project, that is considered to be a national model. The community is utilizing the experience and expertise of the growing 55 and older population.

The Wisdom Project is a project of the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce and Brenau University's Center for Lifetime Study.  The Wisdom Project prepares retired and semi-retired individuals to use their wisdom and talents in creative ways through action and advocacy.  Through a hands-on service project and interaction with like-minded individuals from throughout the community, Wisdom Project participants experience a dynamic, multi-faceted view of Gainesville and Hall County, explore local issues and opportunities and engage with community leaders. 

The Greater Hall Chamber has sponsored Leadership Hall County since 1983 and implemented Youth Leadership Hall in 2005.  Brenau University's BULLI (Brenau University Learning and Leisure Insitute) program, has offered academically oriented continuing education courses to lifelong learners of North Georgia for the past 19 years.  The committee is accepting applications for the Spring class. Applications are due by January 15, 2014

The spring 2014 dates are:
Friday, February 14,  2014- KICKOFF
Friday, February 21, 2014
Friday, March 14, 2014
Friday, March 28, 2014
Friday, April 11, 2014
Friday, April 25, 2014
Friday, May 9, 2014
Friday, May 16, 2014- Graduation