I am a long-time volunteer (15+ years) and former Trustee with Community Vision of Osceola County (CV). I have similar long-term experience with other community volunteer programs, including youth athletic clubs and parent / teacher organizations - PTA and School Advisory Councils.
One measure of an organization's success is whether volunteers feel rewarded in their service role. Outside of my academic and work experiences, I have learned more through my involvement with CV than any other organization or experience. Whether it is youth, leadership, or other programs, CV volunteer experience is extremely rewarding. This is reflected in the caliber of leaders that CV attracts and retains on its Board, and largely due to the hard work and talent of its staff.
The level of support that CV provides our community is incredible. CV helps us understand our most pressing needs and the most effective means of "bringing people and resources together to achieve the community's vision". CV is a facilitator and creates strong synergy with other key players - local, regional, and state, including NGOs, government, and private industry. For more information about Community Vision, visit www.communityvision.org.
Being a part of Community Vision before it was a reality was awesome! To see where we were and where we are today and the impact that Leadership Osceola has on our community it top notch. I went through Leadership Osceola in 1996 and it was the best thing I could have ever done! I didn't know a whole lot about Osceola County, but as soon as I went through Leadership Osceola, I met 35 of my closets friends and a strong network to help me learn more about opportunities and where to get involved, but also to increase my business. Once I learned what doors to open and go into, my world changed and I have enjoyed every year of it, now 27 years later! Community Vision plays a major role in what the needs are and how individuals, companies and our local governments can get involved and help make Osceola County a better place. Community Vision has a solid back bone in making our community what it is today and in the future!
I participated in Leadership Osceola Class 2014, and it is the best experience to develop leaders in the community. So needed in this days.