What is Gillette Area Leadership Institute?
“When I started working at the Campbell County Chamber of Commerce, I kept hearing mentions of G.A.L.I.,” Finance Director Brandi Brockmoller said.
Brandi has been a Chamber employee since fall of 2017 and joined the 2018/2019 Gillette Area Leadership Institute class this year. (Three of our six employees have already been through the program.) G.A.L.I. was started in 1986 to bring like-minded individuals together who wanted to serve their community as a leader.
“I have met some amazing people and learned about programs I had no idea existed. Learning about leadership and acting as a leader are most definitely not the same,” Brandi said.
Each month the group spends at least one day touring entities and facilities within the community. They learn the inner workings of that entity and meet the individuals who are leading teams in the public sector. February was the annual class field trip to Cheyenne to meet our legislators (and our new Governor). Brandi and her class saw the signing of Senate Resolution 1, declaring a day to recognize the 150th Women’s Suffrage anniversary.
“My class has toured our county facilities, the City of Gillette administration, Campbell County Health, Public Health, and the Boys and Girls Club of Campbell County, to name a few,” she said. “The Barlow Ranch, Dry Fork Station, and Buckskin Mine also welcomed our crew with a tour. We have had the pleasure of meeting directors from The Council of Community Services, Salvation Army, YES House, and many more.”
Our current G.A.L.I. class will be graduating on Wednesday, June 12, at the Gillette College Pronghorn Center. Our guest speaker will be U.S. Representative Liz Cheney. Applications for next year’s G.A.L.I. class will be available at commencement and online at our G.A.L.I. page afterwards. Find out more information on the graduation event here.
“These have been priceless days for me, days I may have never had the pleasure of having without the program.”
Read more of Brandi’s experience here.