David Dubose, Orange County Commissioner Pct. 1 has been selected for the 2011-2012 Commissioners Court Leadership Academy.

The Texas AgriLife Extension Service’s The V.G. Young Institute of County Government has announced the members of the fourth class of the Commissioners Court Leadership Academy. The class includes 20 members from across the state of Texas.

Selection is based on a competitive process in which interested county judges and commissioners apply to participate in the program. Candidates who meet the eligibility requirements are evaluated on the information obtained from the application form and personal references.

“The program provides advanced leadership training to county judges and commissioners through a series of educational activities around the state and Washington, D.C.,” said Rick Avery, Director of the V.G. Young Institute of County Government.
The Commissioners Court Leadership Academy is a two year program that builds advanced skills and knowledge in pursuit of four objectives:

To increase knowledge of county government. To improve leadership and the way governments at all levels interact.

To become better communicators with other government officials, members of the media and community residents;

To improve leadership and decision-making skills;

To improve the ability to serve as an advocate for local issues on all levels of government.

“The Academy is a great opportunity for me to improve my communication skills, enhance my decision making abilities and to learn to become a more effective advocate for our county’s issues,” said Commissioner David Dubose.