The Crookston Chamber of Commerce will hold the annual Leadership Crookston classes starting in August.

Leadership Crookston is designed to enhance participants’ knowledge of the Crookston community and leadership skills. Registration opens July 20. “Leadership Crookston has been around for a number of years,” said Crookston Chamber Executive Director Terri Heggie . “We are closing in on 550 graduates who have completed that course through the years. Registration opens July 20. Our first leadership class is going to be August 26, and they will run through September into October. The final night will be at the Chamber Celebration, where we recognize all of our graduates.”

Sessions are designed to enrich understanding of partners and businesses, which help to build and grown Crookston. Heggie said registration information is available on the Chamber website and Facebook page. “Our sessions are 8 a.m. to noon,” said Heggie. “It will be six different sessions with the Chamber Celebration at the end. We have information on our website and have also put quite a bit of information out on our Facebook page. But, if you have any questions or would like a registration form emailed to you, you can contact Antuan Brown from our office. His email is Or you can always give us a call here, and the number is 281-4320.”

The theme for this year’s Leadership Crookston is “Plant Your Roots & Grow,” said Heggie. “Every year, we try to put a theme with our Leadership Crookston,” said Heggie. “That kind of guides the leadership components and some of the activities or projects will do through Leadership Crookston. This year’s theme is “Plant Your Roots & Grow,” and we’re really trying to build the community of being a place you want to grow, not your career, your future, and your family. We’ve incorporated that into the content of our leadership course this year.”