Rick Stubblefield, of the St. Clair County Intergovernmental Grants Department, was selected to attend the “Defense Community Leadership Academy” taking place this month in Washington, D.C.
The select group of about 40 individuals was chosen nationwide as the result of nominations and a subsequent telephone interview. Expenses including air and hotel are being paid by the Association of Defense Communities and the Defense Credit Union Council, the department’s Executive Director Terry Beach said.
Stubblefield is the coordinator of the county’s Workforce Development Group. Stubblefield and Senior WIOA Specialist Matt Jones are at Scott Air Force Base every other Friday morning speaking with exiting military personnel who are going through the Transition Assistance Program at the Base’s Airman & Family Readiness Center, Beach said.
The training focuses on how to further support military families.