Two Locations

Oxford Downtown Office
124 Hillsboro St.
PO Box 820
Oxford, NC 27565
Ph: 919-693-6125

South Granville Office
1598 NC Hwy 56
Suite 4
Creedmoor, NC 27522
PH: 919-528-4994

Leadership Granville

In a program designed to offer a formalized leadership development course, the Granville County Chamber of Commerce, Granville County Schools, and Vance-Granville Community College have joined forces to present Leadership Granville.

The program offers citizens of Granville County the opportunity to acquire knowledge of the community and develop leadership potential. It offers new citizens an opportunity to become personally and professionally acquainted with county structure and life, which can benefit their present and future leadership.


Select highly-qualified, potential, and emerging leaders who are most likely to give to the community.
Include participants from various sectors of the community to establish a network for future communication and understanding.
Provide leadership skill training, i.e., problem solving, group dynamics, future planning, etc.
Study community issues, perspectives, and functions.
Create direct lines of communication between participants and existing community leaders.
Communicate the benefits of Leadership Granville to the community.

Enrollment in the Leadership Granville program is limited. If you are interested in applying for this program, please contact the Granville County Chamber of Commerce for a brochure and more information. Or, CLICK HERE to download the Leadership Granville Brochure

The Steering Committee is composed of volunteers who are alumni of the Leadership Granville Program. 

Officers are:
Paul Westfall, Chairman, Cooperative Extension-Granville County Center
Shields Blackwell, Vice-Chairman, Granville Health System
Jo Anne Averette, Secretary, Granville County Clerk of Court
Teresa Williford, Treasurer, Bridgestone-Bandag
Eleanor Fowler, Facilitator, retired

Leadership Granville Steering Committee members are:  Jo Ann Averette, Granville County; Shields Blackwell, Granville Health System; Reba Bullock, Vance-Granville Community College; Susan Corbitt, retired; Ginnie Currin, Granville County Chamber of Commerce; Eleanor Fowler, retired and Facilitator of Leadership Granville; Gus Gillespie, Granville County Schools; Rosalyn Green, retired; Sue Hinman, ACIM; Jonathan Pernell, Granville Health System; Phyllis Stark, Granville County Cattlemen's Association; Paul Westfall, Cooperative Extension-Granville County Center; and Teresa Williford, Bridgestone-Bandag.

Many county businesses have been supportive of our leadership program and given their employees an opportunity to participate. The fee is $350.00. Please contact one of the Chamber offices or a Steering Committee member for additional information.

The 2014 Leadership Granville Graduation Ceremony was held Thursday, April 10, at VGCC's South Campus.  A welcome opened the event, given by Paul Westfall, chairman of Leadership Granville's Steering Committee.  The Invocation was given by Jo Ann Averette, secretary of the Steering Committee.  Following dinner, class testimonials were shared by Dori Koinis and Chris Aho.  The class project presentation, a community garden, was made by Lara Jenkins and Kathy Morris.

Recognition of the graduates and presentation of graduation plaques was made by Leadership Granville sponsor representatives Dr. Tim Farley, Granville County Schools and Cecilia Wheeler, representing Vance-Granville Community College and the Granville County Chamber of Commerce. 

Leadership Granville 2007
Leadership Granville Graduates 2014
Left to right - Joe Tartamella, Granville County Dept. of Social Services; Robin Cantrell, Granville Health System; Kathy Morris, Granville County; David Cottrell, Oxford Fire Dept., Renita Timberlake, Granville Health System; Lara Jenkins, City of Creedmoor; Alex Gallimore, Hester Baptist Church; Dori Koinis, Granville Education Foundation; Wayne Hicks, Granville County Cattlemen's Assoc.; Susan Ball, Granville County Tourism Development Authority; Eleanor Fowler, Facilitator; and Chris Aho, Oxford Baptist Church. Not pictured: Stacey Carter-Coley, Vance-Granville Community College.