Stanton Mayor Allan Sterbinsky Named Among 52 Fellows of the 2015-2016 Delta Leadership Institute Executive Academy

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Delta Leadership Institute Executive Academy is an intensive year-long leadership training program for leaders across an eight-state region.

Stanton Mayor Allan Sterbinsky

"Participation in the Delta Leadership Institute will broaden my understanding of regional and national issues, but also sharpen my focus on the global challenges facing our region," Mayor Allan Sterbinsky

Stanton Mayor Allan Sterbinsky of Stanton will participate in the Delta Regional Authority's 11th class of the Delta Leadership Institute Executive Academy. Mayor Sterbinsky will join other DLI fellows from each of the eight Delta region states. Participants are nominated by their respective governors to participate in the year-long leadership training program.

"Our communities and region need strong local leadership to continue to grow and thrive. This is why DRA has made investing in our leaders a priority," said Chris Masingill, Federal Co-Chairman of the Delta Regional Authority. "I'm very proud of this class and what they have already accomplished in their own communities. DLI will only further prepare them to continue to lead."

Over the course of the Executive Academy year, Sterbinsky will attend six sessions across the Delta region and in Washington, D.C. to engage in advocacy training, case study discussion, and on-the-ground field studies of priority issue areas for the region including Workforce Training and Education, Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Public Health, Transportation, and Basic Public Infrastructure.

"Participation in the Delta Leadership Institute will not only broaden my understanding of regional and national issues, but will also sharpen my focus on the global challenges facing our region. I look forward to collaborating with other leaders to formulate regional solutions to common concerns.Together, we can build a network of colleagues who share their successes, failures and creative solutions," Mayor Sterbinsky said.

Since 2005, the DLI has worked to improve the decisions made by community leaders across the Delta by broadening their understanding of regional issues, building a corps of alumni that have a regional and national perspective, developing a tool kit of resources for addressing issues facing their local communities, and providing the training and professional development needed to extend the pipeline of skilled local leadership within the Delta communities.

The newest DLI class held its orientation and first session of the Executive Academy in Memphis, Tennessee.

About the Delta Regional Authority
The Delta Regional Authority is a federal-state partnership created by Congress in 2000 to help create jobs, build communities, and improve lives through strategic investments in economic development in 252 counties and parishes across eight states. Through the Rural Communities Advancement Program, the DRA has provided leadership development to more than 400 community leaders over 10 years and strengthened regional collaboration with its Delta Leadership Institute. The DRA partners with Arkansas State University, the University of Alabama, and the University of Louisiana at Monroe for programming and organizational support of the Institute. Learn more about the Delta Leadership Institute at

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