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Childcare Resources Director of Development graduates from Chamber’s Leadership program

Childcare Resources Director of Development Melisa Sweet recently graduated from the community program Leadership Indian River County, presented by the Indian River County Chamber of Commerce.

A man and woman stand in front of a table. The woman holds a gift bag and certificate.
Melisa Sweet, Director of Development at Childcare Resources of Indian River, receives a certificate of completion of the Community Leadership Program from Bill Penney.

Spanning almost a full year, Leadership participants attend seven all-day training sessions. These sessions explore key aspects of the county, including arts and culture, infrastructure, and nonprofit resources.

“I was thrilled when Melisa approached me about applying to the program,” said Shannon McGuire Bowman, Childcare Resources Executive Director. “As a Leadership graduate myself, I know firsthand how valuable the experience is.”

Through the program, participants gain an understanding of Indian River County and its current and future needs. The community program also emphasizes the development of leadership and community stewardship skills.

“I am so grateful to United Way of Indian River County for the scholarship that allowed me to participate in this program,” said Sweet. “I look forward to using what I’ve learned at Leadership in my role as a nonprofit professional and as a community leader.”


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