Cortland County Legislator Harbin Graduates from Appalachian Leadership Institute

Congratulations to County Legislator Beau Harbin on graduating in the inaugural class of the Appalachian Leadership Institute, a leadership and economic development program sponsored by the Appalachian Regional Commission.

In the year leading up to graduation, Beau Harbin participated in three in-
person sessions and eight months of virtual programming, all of which included skill-building seminars with regional experts, peer-to-peer learning, and case study analysis. All aspects of the curriculum were designed to equip fellows with the knowledge and network needed to create positive change in their communities. Beau Harbin was one of 2 fellows representing New York in the inaugural class.

The Appalachian Leadership Institute is a comprehensive leadership and
economic development training opportunity for people who live and/or work in Appalachia and are passionate about helping their communities thrive. Appalachian Leadership Institute Fellows participate in an extensive training curriculum developed by the Appalachian Regional Commission in partnership with the University of Tennessee, Knoxville; The Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy; Tuskegee University; and Collective Impact.