Leadership Sweetwater class learns about City and County issues


The Sweetwater Leadership Class consists of twelve local citizens who meet up monthly for tours around town. The members are able to learn more about what business do for the county and how they function.
Yesterday, the class was educated on emergency services and were taken on a tour of the Sweetwater Fire Department given by Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden.
The class also attended the City Hall for the monthly Commission Meeting where they were welcomed by Mayor Jim McKenzie.
City Manager David Vela gave a brief presentation over city goals and plans currently underway.
Chief of Police Brian Frieda spoke to the class about the Police Department and a tour was given by Melinda Moncada-Garza. The class was also able to view the newest police cars that have been available for a little over a week now.
After that, the class made their way over to the Water Treatment Plant where a powerpoint presentation was given by Utilities Director Eddy Campbell and two of his employees. The Treatment Plant catered lunch along with the Chamber of Commerce their at their building for the class.
County Judge Whitley May gave them a tour of the Nolan County Court House and even the old jail.
Last but not least, Sheriff David Warren gave the class a tour of the new jail facility. The class learned a lot of interesting facts about each business.
Later, the class will have the opportunity to visit more places around town such as Texas State Technical College, United Way, Sweetwater ISD, Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital and more.
The leadership class will also travel to Austin for their State Government trip March 13 and 14.