Chatham County Employee Completes Renowned Local Government Program
PITTSBORO, NC— On December 13, 2019, Renita Foxx, court programs director, Chatham County, successfully completed the Leading for Results program at the UNC School of Government as a Local Government Federal Credit Union (LGFCU) Fellow. Foxx was among 26 individuals from across North Carolina identified as a critical leader in their local government and was selected in a competitive process from among 150 applicants to the program.
The Leading for Results program focuses on personal and organizational leadership. Participants were introduced to models of leadership as well as management and leadership tools and strategies. LGFCU Fellows had the opportunity to gain insight into their individual leadership styles and strengths and practice ways to increase their effectiveness within their organizations.
“Chatham County is fortunate to have an extraordinary employee like Renita, who makes a difference in the lives of individuals and families every day,” said Chatham County Manager Dan LaMontagne. “I am so proud of Renita for completing this distinguished program, and I am confident that she will utilize these new leadership skills to make an even bigger impact through Chatham County’s court programs.”
In 2018, Chatham County took steps to consolidate several programs providing court-related services into one department to ensure better overall coordination. The programs cover such diverse areas as support for domestic violence victims, pretrial release, a safe place for family visitation and special help for certain minor offenders.
The court-related programs offered through Chatham 360 help individuals have better outcomes, such as getting them much-needed help for substance abuse and helping them avoid criminal charges if they complete requirements.
For more information on Chatham County court programs, visit chathamnc.org/courtprograms or call Chatham 360 at 919-642-1213.