Each graduating class of Leadership Coshocton County is asked to select and complete a class project prior to May’s graduation.
The importance of this project is to use consensus-finding techniques such as: nominal group technique, storyboarding and idea writing, to select a project. Class participants learn these techniques during the opening retreat when each technique is explained and practiced. These techniques are valuable tools when coming to consensus on projects, goals and desired outcomes.
List of Class Projects:
Class of 1993: Bought and donated leadership books to the Coshocton Public Library.
Class of 1994: Developed a Leadership Program for the youth of Coshocton County.
Class of 1995: Initiated a joint meeting with Coshocton County Youth Leadership.
Class of 1996: Worked on the local Domestic Violence Shelter. The class taxed themselves monthly and used the money and their labor to improve the facility and to buy needed items.
Class of 1997: Made a monetary donation toward Let’s Build a Playground. Many members donated time, tools and muscle to this project.
Class of 1998: Donated money to CORC literacy program and ABLE (Adult Basic Literacy Education) to purchase books and cassette tapes to encourage reading for pleasure. Approximately 140 benefited including GED and TLC.
Class of 1999: Donation to Friends of the Parks for Recreation Trail/Bike Path. Generated additional funds through class efforts to revive LCC alumni. Members paid $25 to attend annual dinner and brainstorming session, generating $1,700.
Class of 2000: Skate Park
Class of 2001: Family Reading night for Winterfest 2000.
Class of 2002: -Information Unavailable-
Class of 2003: The 200 Best of Coshocton County Tabloid.
Class of 2004: Researched various topics: tourism, zoning, positive activity for youth, employment opportunities and justice center.
Class of 2005: Reno victim's witness room at Coshocton County Courthouse
Class of 2006: Sold chicken dinners to raise money for the Coshocton Alternative School.
Class of 2007: Job Mentoring/Job Shadowing with students from Coshocton Family Literacy and Coshocton Opportunity School.
Class of 2008: Conducted a new or gently used book drive for Coshocton Family Literacy along with a monetary donation. The money was used to provide nutritional lunches for the students and materials for family literacy activities.
Class of 2009: Held a spaghetti dinner and hog raffle to raise money for the Coshocton Alternative School.
Class of 2010: Sold raffle tickets for a chance to win: 1st prize: 2 tickets to the OSU/OU Football Game; 2nd prize: $50 cash; 3rd prize: $25 cash. Proceeds benefited the outreach ministry of Shepherd's Christian Assembly.
Class of 2011: They donated a weeping cherry tree to the Community Remembrance Garden, located at Lake Park, and assisted The Hospice Teen Memory Garden Group to beautify the garden after a long winter.
Class of 2012: Sold chicken dinners to raise money to enhance the main entrance to the Himebaugh Park on the corners of S. Seventh and Orange Streets.
Class of 2013: Sold chicken dinners to raise money to purchase a commercial microwave for Shepherd's Christian Assembly.
Class of 2014: Held a dinner to raise funds to purchase Tactical Bullet Proof Vest for the Special Response Team - Coshocton County Sheriff’s Department.
Class of 2015: Secured materials donations to repair and paint five rooms of the First Step Family Violence Shelter; removed a tree from the yard and one bedroom and hallway were carpeted.
Class of 2016: Worked with the Coshocton County Chapter of the Ohio Geneological Society to complete recording of information located on the gravestones at the Clark and Blissfield Cemeteries. This information is useful for those completing family history and research.