We are taking applications for the 2009 Leadership Hickman program. Since 1996, a diverse group of people who live or work in Hickman County have assembled into a class and embarked on a nine-month journey of learning about the county, making friends, establishing contacts, and developing leadership skills. Graduates of the program become better business people, better public servants, and better citizens.
The class begins with a retreat followed by a day of activities each month focused on a particular community sector such as economic development, agriculture, government, education, etc.
To learn more about the program, contact me. The retreat is Sept. 9 & 10, so there isn’t much time to spare.
About Daryl Phillips, CEcD
I am a professional economic developer. I presently work for communities and companies in developing and implementing workforce and economic development solutions as CEO of Phillips Economic Development Solutions (Phi EDS).
Prior to September 2017, I was the economic development professional who served a community team of elected officials, business people, community leaders and dedicated stakeholders for economic development in Cheatham County, Tennessee (pop. 39,880) and its four towns. During my five-year tenure, I served the team as Cheatham County grew over 1,700 jobs, turned around population declines at the start of this decade into healthy population growth, increased tourism expenditures 20.3% and local tax revenue from tourism 25.4%, grew sales tax revenue 36%, focused on developing the local workforce and was recognized by SmartAsset as having the 9th highest Incoming Investment Index of all the 95 counties in Tennessee.
I am a member of International Economic Development Council, Southern Economic Development Council, Tennessee Economic Development Council and International Council of Shopping Centers.
I have earned the designation of Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) from International Economic Development Council (IEDC), the Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP) certification from National Development Council and hold a Master of Business Administration from Tennessee Technological University.