The Bridging Brown County Leadership Program had its second Sleepy Eye Day on Thursday, Feb. 16.

The Bridging Brown County Leadership Program had its second Sleepy Eye Day on Thursday, Feb. 16. The day started in the Community Center with a welcome by Sleepy Eye Mayor Wayne Pelzel, followed by a workshop titled “Enhancing Ethical Leadership”presented by Extension Educator Catie Rasmussen. The morning concluded with lunch catered by Schutz Family Foods and refreshments provided by Arneson Distributing Co. Tours of BIC, Mark Thomas Company and Brown County REA were held in the afternoon, rounding up with social time at the Railway Bar and Grill. The Bridging Brown County Leadership Program is designed to help current and emerging leaders understand the dynamics of community and the role leadership shares in building healthy communities.  The program brings together Brown County residents of diverse backgrounds to share a common commitment to the future growth of the area.  It is an opportunity for community members to network while developing leadership skills and gather knowledge of the trends, challenges and issues that face our communities and Brown County. The program consists of nine sessions held in a different location throughout Brown County—Comfrey, Hanska, New Ulm, Sleepy Eye and Springfield.