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The Jeff Farris Leadership Academy was established by Rotary District 6170 to assist local clubs in developing individual Rotarians for future leadership roles within Rotary, the community, and the workplace.

About Jeff Farris Leadership Academy

JFLA is a Rotary-sponsored educational curriculum designed to enhance the personal leadership skills of individual Rotarians within District 6170. The concept originated in 2004 under Past District Governor Jeff Farris. Two years later Rotary District 6170 formally adopted the Jeff Farris Leadership Academy as an ongoing training program.

In a structure where club officers change annually, Rotary needs to grow its prospective leaders from within. We also live in a world where leadership skills are increasingly critical on the job and within our communities. Through a curriculum that embraces the basic principles of effective leadership and the intricacies of Rotary, the Jeff Farris Leadership Academy addresses both of those needs.

JFLA Board Members and Staff

JFLA Board Members and Staff

Kathy Carter, District Governor, Arkadelphia Sunrise
Bill Fish, District Governor-Elect, HS Village
Emil Woerner, District Governor, Nominee, Bryant
Kateryna Pitchford, Chair, Conway-Noon
Donna Ferguson, Secretary, Fordyce
Jennifer Johnson, Treasurer, Morrilton
William Craig, Nashville
Sherry Polsgrove, Russellville – Downtown
J.D. Gingerich, PDG Academy Dean, Club of Conway-Morning
Myra Houser - Arkadelphia Sunrise
Susan Clark - Hot Springs Village
Bill DeVore, Administrator, Conway-Morning
Sara Brown, Co-Administrator Hot Springs National Park



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