The Homeworks of Alabama team is proud of Operations Director Brandon Faircloth and his selection for the 2018-2019 Class of Leadership Lee County. The program is sponsored by the Auburn and Opelika Chambers of Commerce. It seeks out, honors, educates, challenges, and develops a select group of leaders who live or work in Lee County. The program take theses participants and develops their potential to provide the leadership needed to solve problems of community and statewide significance.
About the Program
Participants must have a demonstrated interest in the community and the potential for responsible and effective leadership. The program begins in September with a kick-off retreat and reception and continues through May. Monthly meetings highlight community issues and trends while incorporating professional development. Participants hear from prominent leaders throughout the Lee County area.
Brandon was a great addition to this Leadership Lee County class. With so many great learning experiences and their service project for the Lee County Humane Society, it was a great year!Lenzie Lane, Executive Director, Leadership Lee County
According to Brandon, the relationships he made were his number one takeaway from this experience. He made good friends and was honored to meet several leaders within the community. The program opened his eyes to so many things Lee County has to offer, and also how things are run in the county.
I have made so many great relationships through this experience. If anyone has the opportunity to be part of this organization, they should go for it!Brandon Faircloth, Operations Manager, Homeworks of Alabama
The Education Session, held at the new Auburn High School, was a real eye opener. As a home builder, Brandon has always thought about building a nice home in a rural area. He was so impressed by Auburn High School that it changed his mind, and he now plans to remain in the city limits so that his daughter be part of the school system. The high school’s approach to teaching in the style of a university benefits the community in immeasurable ways.
Brandon is especially proud that his class was able to setup a tuition scholarship for the next class. They felt so strongly about the merits of this program that they wanted to make sure a potential class member who could not afford the program dues could still participate.
The Service Project for Lee County Humane Society
While Brandon originally sought out this program as a networking opportunity, that quickly became a secondhand purpose. Good things can be accomplished for the community, such as the class service project for the Lee County Humane Society. As a contractor, it was fulfilling for Brandon to utilize his professional skills to make a real difference for a worthy organization in the community.
The class really “stepped up to the plate” and spent long hours to make the project happen. Brandon loved working with the class to lead by example and do something great. Painting, landscaping, tiling, and replacing ceiling tiles were just a part of the extensive interior and exterior renovations that were done over four weekends. In all, the group raised over $17,000 to pay for the work and provide a monetary donation to the Humane Society.
The official graduation luncheon took place yesterday. Brandon is looking forward to quarterly alumni events in the future, such as the recent Alumni breakfast with keynote speaker Bill Shannon, Founding Manager of the Disney Institute.