Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III, and Chief of Detectives John J. Kuczynski met with members of the Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Hunterdon program for an overview of the inner workings of the Prosecutor’s Office and the key role leadership has played in its success. Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III, and members of his staff recently met with Freeholder Suzanne Lagay and participants from Leadership Hunterdon. The program, Leadership Hunterdon, is sponsored by the Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce Foundation and the Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce. Once a month, from September through June, participants attend sessions targeted to specific aspects of the County such as business; education; economic development-tourism/DMO; environmental-agriculture; financial, accounting and real estate; healthcare/wellness issues; legal, criminal and prevention; legislative – government and media communications. The mission is to transform people to become trustees of our communities, to become leadership resources and work for the betterment of Hunterdon County. 2 Prosecutor Kearns and his staff conducted an overview of the day to day operations of the Prosecutor’s Office and the challenges they face keeping the county’s citizens safe and maintaining the quality of life in Hunterdon County. Lt. Kevin Burd, Special Operations Unit Commander discussed workplace violence and the importance of active shooter training and promoting awareness among employees. Other topics included cyber-crime and risk mitigation. Prosecutor Kearns addressed the need for leadership and encouraged each of the participants to make the choice to lead in their circles of influence for the good of all. “I would like to thank the Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony Kearns for spending time with our Leadership Hunterdon Class,” said Chris Phelan, President of the Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce and Foundation. He went on to say, “Having the opportunity to hear all of the challenges that Hunterdon County faces and how the Prosecutors Office strategically coordinates it’s efforts, is always an informative experience for the class. Prosecutor Kearns’ leadership insights and his service to Hunterdon County is one that the Business Community truly appreciates.” According to Prosecutor Kearns, “Leadership Hunterdon is an excellent program that teaches the participants the skills necessary to be leaders and to motivate others. By cultivating the members of our community the gain is twofold, they develop valuable leadership skills that they can bring back to their businesses or organizations and we develop future leaders for our community.” Leadership Hunterdon is going into its 7th year and now has over 50 Alumni that have graduated from the program. The overwhelming majority of Leadership Hunterdon Alumni have gotten more engaged in leadership roles with the Chamber, nonprofits throughout the County and public service. For more information on Leadership Hunterdon contact the Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce Foundation at 908-782-7115