Leadership Davie

Leadership Davie is a comprehensive training program that develops leaders who want a behind-the-scenes peak at what makes a county run. Participants will learn about our rich history and our future potential.

We share insightful knowledge from top quality leaders and speakers, using a hands-on approach to understand life in our community.

This program is for those who invest in our county as a resident, employee, or both and want to see if flourish for generations to come. Upon completion of your training, you will possess a well of knowledge to aid you as a community leader. You will develop connection with a network of influential leaders that are driving Davie County forward.

Those who complete the program are welcomed into a community of past graduates who are actively shaping our future in their businesses, as board members of local organizations, and community champions. To learn how to participate in the next leadership class, email chamber@daviecounty.com.

2023 Leadership Davie Brochure

The application period for Leadership Davie 2023 is closed.

Class of 2022


Ali Hartman

Pro-Activity NC

Alyse Wooldridge

Davie County Schools

Brandon James

Marzano Capital Group

Chelsea Favre

Comfort Bilt

Jonathon Davis

Johnson Insurance

Kelly Funderburk

County of Davie - Register of Deeds

Ken Gamble

Town of Mocksville

Melissa Parker

Davie County Board of Elections

Rodney Pierce

County of Davie

Scott Wollaston

Truist Sports Park

Class Project:

Leadership Davie, Class of 2022, chose to learn more about the Opioid epidemic and specifically how it is impacting the immedidate community of Davie County.  As part of that, they devoted their time and talent to building awareness about resources that are available to individuals who are victims of the Oioid crisis, but also offer assistance to family and friends who may have loved ones that are struggling.  Their initial deep dive into the project determined that there are many who are available to assist with this deadly issue, but the importance of bringing those resources to a common table so that work could be strategically focused, offered the biggest opportunity for successful outcomes.  Some of the highlights of their project work included:

  • Co-hosting an event with Davie County Health and Human Services entitled Davie County’s Opioid Crisis: Owning the Problem that was held on November 15, 2022.  The event invited members of the community to participate in a conversation surrounding substance use and abuse in Davie County, the strategies that are being implemented, and opportunities for solutions moving forward. The event included guest speakers, time for collaboration and discussion amongst participants, and an update from the Davie County Opioid Task Force on future plans for community input.  The event was co-sponsored by Atrium Health/Wake Forest Baptist Health and the Davie Community Foundation.
  • Additionaly, the Class of 2022 created a Community Resource Guide for Opioid Crisis and raised $1000 for S.A.F.E.

Thank you Leadership Davie Class of 2022 for doing your part to bring awareness to an epidemic that is affecting so many, but also bringing resources together to help find a solution.

Class of 2021

Adam Ridenhour

WFBH-Davie Medical Center

Al Seymour

Moyer, West & Associates

Andrea Kimura

Comfort Bilt

Kaitlyn Jarvis

Davie County Chamber of Commerce

Melinda Szeliga

RE/MAX Realty Consultants

Paul Moore

Davie County Recreation & Parks

Allison Holmes

Davidson-Davie Community College

Timogi Jackson

Advocacy Center of Davie County

Class Project:

Elementary school is an important time in the life of a child. They will learn their ABC’s and 123’s, colors, shapes, and how to write their name. Their hand eye coordination will increase. They will learn about Thing One and Thing Two as well as what happens and who to call when five little monkeys jump on the bed. There is another essential skill children gain in those formative years; how to make friends.

During this pandemic, parents and teachers did an amazing job to continue academic learning virtually. However, there was no doubt that our children needed other children. Research shows that friendships developed in grades pre-k to third provide the context to learn and practice cognitive, social, communication, and emotional skills. One of the main places they learn these skills is during recess when they are free to play, explore, and simply sit next to a friend and talk.

Schools and playgrounds were both closed at the height of the pandemic. Now, more than ever our children need time to just be children. Leadership Davie Class of 2021 has partnered with the Davie High School carpentry and drafting classes to build “Buddy Benches” for Davie County elementary schools. We need your help to purchase the supplies to complete this project. A monetary donation of any size will help us reach our goal. Stay connected for progress updates, photos, and the big reveal via Facebook live when we present the benches to the schools.

Thank you in advance for helping Leadership Davie Class of 2021 support our most important investment, our children.

Class of 2020

Allison Brown

Mountain Valley Hospice & Palliative Care

Ashton Burton

The Swicegood Group

Karlyn Armsworthy

Foster Drug

Jessica Yarbrough

Johnson Insurance

Sam Brown

Davie County Schools

Kimberly Stanbery

WFBH-Davie Medical Center

Walter Wilson

Republic Services of NC

Johnny Lambert

Davie County Public Utilities

Joshua Perryman

The Andersons

Melissa O’Connor

Davie Community Foundation, Inc.

Class Project:

Help create and fund new community park mural