Community leader

Community leader is a designation, often by secondary sources (particularly in the media), for a person widely perceived to represent a community. A simple way to understand community leadership is to see it as leadership in, for and by the community. Community ‘is frequently based in place and so is local, although it can also represent a community of common interest, purpose or practice’.[1]

Community leadership is a specific form of the general concept of leadership. It is frequently based in place and so is local, although it can also represent a community of common interest, purpose or practice. It can be individual or group leadership, voluntary or paid. In many localities it is provided by a combination of local volunteers, business and government and is best served by what is called "place management", ie. a combination within a region of Government resources, professional and business skills and the energies of the local community [Sorenson & Epps, 1996:115-117; Osborne & Gaebler, 1993].[2]

Community leaders are not necessarily elected to their positions, and usually have no legal powers, but they are often used by the media and the police as a way of determining the general feeling within a particular community, or acting as a point of liaison between that community and authorities.

Building healthy communities

Community leadership together with knowledge and skills, volunteering, networks and partnerships have been identified as among the five key indicators for stronger communities and civil society [3]

Effective community leadership is increasingly recognised in Australia as elsewhere, as an important contributor to local social development. The leadership approach is based on a premise that individual development enhances community capacity. This is accomplished through training that equips people with the tools and understanding of the decision making process and allows their views to be expressed and incorporated into future development and planning. The acquisition of new skills also enhances effectiveness in addressing issues affecting their communities. It should also strengthen the community's capacity to identify opportunities and address crises in innovative ways.[1]


  1. ^ a b Anderson L., O'Loughlin P. & Salt A. (2001). Community leadership programs in New South Wales, UTS Shopfront, for the Strengthening Communities Unit, NSW Premier’s Department, Australia December 2001
  2. ^ Quoted in 'Leadership Theory: Definitions of Community Leadership Archived 2011-02-19 at the Wayback Machine at (Accessed 7 February 2011)
  3. ^ Gauntlett E, Hugman R, Kenyon P & Logan P (2000), A meta-analysis of community-based prevention and early intervention action, Policy Research Paper 11 Archived 2008-07-21 at the Wayback Machine, Department of Family and Community Services, Western Australia March 2000

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American Biographical Institute

The American Biographical Institute (ABI) was a paid-inclusion vanity biographical reference directory publisher, a so-callescam]], based in Raleigh, North Carolina which had been publishing biographies since 1967. It generated revenue from sales of fraudulent certificates and books. Each year the company awarded hundreds of "Man of the Year" or "Woman of the Year" awards at between $195 and $295 each.

Its awards were frequently denounced as scams by politicians, journalists, and others. The Government of Western Australia's ScamNet service considers the American Biographical Institute to be a scam vanity publisher "who appeals to people who want a plaque on their wall or see their name in a book, even if the honour has no real credibility—in effect, they have purchased the honour." The company went bankrupt in 2012.The company's owner and President, Janet M. Evans, also ran another purveyor of for-profit awards called the United Cultural Convention and another vanity press called the Pentland Press or Ivy House Publishing Group.

Andrea Heinemann Simon

Andrea Heinemann Simon (March 24, 1909 – February 15, 1994) was an American community leader and the mother of singer Carly Simon.

Arthur St. Clair (minister)

Arthur W. St. Clair was a community leader in Brooksville, Florida who was murdered in 1877 by a mob days after he presided over the marriage of a black man and a white woman in the area that is now Dade City, Florida. Controversy followed as efforts to investigate the white men accused of killing him were stymied. The courthouse burned.St. Clair was a slave on the plantation owned by John and Marina Sanderson May (who owned much of the land around what later became the town). After the American Civil War, he was Hernando County's first post-Civil War voter registrar (1867-1868). He submitted an affidavit to congress alleging instances of ineligible voting during the November 1876 election for State Legislature.St. Clair was a Baptist minister and founded Bethlehem Progressive Baptist Church. He also founded Hernando County's first school for blacks with his brother Hampton Sinclair.He was appointed by Florida's governor to lead the state's Third Brigade militia. He was a Hernando County Commissioner from 1875 until 1877.He was a candidate for office in the state Legislature three times as a Republican and would have been a fourth time but was murdered two months before the election. The killing took place after he presided over the marriage of Dave James and Lizzie Day, an interracial marriage (miscegenation). He was on his way back to Brooksville from the area that is now Dade City, Florida.The county courthouse was destroyed in a fire that destroyed records including those related to the case and was followed by other obstructions of efforts seeking justice in the case.The Brooksville City Council named him a Great Brooksvillian in 2007, the city's sixth person designated with the honor and its first African-American so honored.

Benjamin Johnson Arena

Benjamin Johnson Arena is a 3,500-seat multi-purpose arena in Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States. It was built in 1981 and is currently used as a campus recreation and intramural sports facility for Wofford College. The arena had been home to the Wofford men's basketball, women's basketball, and women's volleyball teams from its opening through the 2016–17 school year, but all three teams moved to the newly built Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium in the fall of 2017. The arena is named after the late Benjamin O. Johnson, former vice president of Spartan Mills and community leader in Spartanburg.

Berakas B, Brunei-Muara

Berakas 'B' is a mukim or subdistrict in the Brunei-Muara District of Brunei. It is located in the north-east centre of the Brunei-Muara district, bordering Mukim Mentiri to the north and east, Mukim Kota Batu to the east and south, Mukim Kianggeh to the south and Mukim Berakas 'A' to the west and north. The community leader of Berakas 'B' is a penghulu and the incumbent is Pengiran Ali bin Pengiran Maon.

Brandon Topham

Brandon Rodney Topham (born Pretoria, 1971) is a South African politician, community leader and businessman. He is also a South African Freemason

Brooklyn Community Board 9

Brooklyn Community Board 9 is a New York City community board that encompasses the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Crown Heights, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, and Wingate. It is delimited by Ocean Avenue and Flatbush Avenue on the west, Eastern Parkway on the north, Rochester, East New York and Utica Avenues on the east, as well as by Clarkson Avenue on the south.

Its former acting chairperson Laura Imperiale, and district manager Pearl R. Miles. Miles were accused of "doing things without involving the community," per another community leader.As of the 2000 US Census, the Community Board oversaw a population of 104,014, down from 110,715 in 1990 but up from 96,667 in 1980.

Of them (as of 2000), 79,466 (76.4%) are African-American, 11,733 (11.3%) are White non Hispanic, 8,581 (8.2%) of Hispanic origins, 2,416 (2.3%) of two or more race, 819 (0.8%) Asian or Pacific Islander, 816 (0.8%) of some other race, and 183 (0.2%) American Indian or Native Alaskan,.

36.4% of the population benefit from public assistance as of 2004, up from 20.8% in 2000.

The land area is 1,002.7 acres (4.058 km2).

Hotchkiss, Calgary

Hotchkiss is a residential neighbourhood in the southeast quadrant of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. It is bounded by Marquis of Lorne Trail SE (Highway 22X to the south, 88 Street SE to the west, 146 Avenue SE to the north and future Neighbourhood 8 within the South Shepard Area Structure Plan to the east. The future extension of Stoney Trail (Highway 201) is to the west beyond 88 Street SE.

Hotchkiss is located within Calgary City Council's Ward 12. The name of the community was adopted by Calgary City Council on May 6, 2013. The neighbourhood is named for late Harley Hotchkiss, a businessman, community leader and former owner of the Calgary Flames.

John Ruan House

The John Ruan House is a historic mansion in the Frankford neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was built in 1796 as the home of Dr. John Ruan (June 9, 1771, St. Croix, West Indies – July 2, 1845, Bristol, Pennsylvania), a physician and community leader.

The 2½-story house, the oldest of its size and stature still standing in Frankford, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985. It was added to the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places on January 3, 1985.It has been continuously occupied since its erection and is now the home of the Grand Army of the Republic Civil War Museum and Library. The museum houses Civil War and Grand Army of the Republic artifacts, books, and memorabilia, and is open Sundays from 12 to 5 p.m. and Tuesdays from 12 noon to 4 p.m.. Other days are by appointment.

Lamunin, Tutong

Lamunin is a mukim in the Tutong District of Brunei. It is located in the east, centre of the Tutong District, bordering Mukim Kiudang to the north, Limbang, Sarawak (Malaysia) to the east, Mukim Rambai to the south and south-west, Mukim Ukong to the west and Mukim Tanjong Maya to north-west. The community leader for Lamunin is a penghulu and the incumbent is Tujoh bin Talip.

List of recipients of the Silver Buffalo Award

This list of recipients of the Silver Buffalo Award includes people who have been awarded the highest commendation of the Boy Scouts of America. Since the Silver Buffalo Award was first awarded in 1926, 764 have been presented as of 2016.

Monsignor Farrell High School

Monsignor Farrell High School is a Catholic high school located in the Oakwood section of Staten Island, New York. Opened in 1961, the school was named in honor of Monsignor Joseph Farrell, a prominent Catholic priest, as well as a religious, political and community leader on Staten Island.

Nixon, New Jersey

Nixon is an unincorporated community located within Edison Township in Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States. It was named after Lewis Nixon, a manufacturer and community leader. Soon after the outbreak of World War I, Nixon established a massive volatile chemicals processing facility there, known as the Nixon Nitration Works. It was the site of the 1924 Nixon Nitration Works disaster, a massive explosion and resulting fire that killed 20 persons and destroyed several square miles around the plant.

Northrup R. Knox

Northrup Rand Knox (December 24, 1928 – July 23, 1998), was a Buffalo banker, sportsman, and community leader who, along with his brother Seymour, brought the National Hockey League to Buffalo, New York, as founders of the Buffalo Sabres. Knox was the third generation of the Knox family to serve as chairman of Marine Midland Bank and its predecessors. His father Seymour H. Knox II and grandfather Seymour H. Knox I also served as chairmen. He was also a past chairman of the Buffalo Sabres. He was chairman and governor of the United States Polo Association.

Operation Breadbasket

Operation Breadbasket was an organization dedicated to improving the economic conditions of black communities across the United States of America.

Operation Breadbasket was founded as a department of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) in 1962, and was operated by Rev. Fred C. Bennette of Atlanta. The first activities were in Atlanta and other Southern cities.

A key figure in the later history of Operation Breadbasket was Jesse Jackson. In 1964, Jackson left his native South Carolina to study at the Chicago Theological Seminary. He participated in SCLC's movement in Selma. When Jackson returned from Selma, he joined SCLC's effort to establish a beachhead in Chicago.

In 1966, SCLC selected Jackson to be head of the Chicago chapter of its Operation Breadbasket. Influenced by the example of Rev. Leon H. Sullivan in Philadelphia, a key goal of the organization was to foster "selective buying" (boycotts) as a means to pressure white businesses to hire blacks and purchase goods and services from black contractors. Sullivan's plan was not without its predecessors. One was Dr. T.R.M. Howard, a wealthy doctor and community leader on the South Side and key financial contributor to Operation Breadbasket. Before he moved from Mississippi to Chicago, Howard had developed a national reputation as a civil rights leader, surgeon, and entrepreneur.As head of the Regional Council of Negro Leadership, Howard had successfully organized a boycott of service-stations that refused to provide restrooms for blacks. Jackson's application of these methods, however, had a seamier aspect including cronyism and strong-arming businesses to donate money to Operation Breadbasket.Noah Robinson, Jr., who had just graduated from the Wharton School of Finance and Commerce of the University of Pennsylvania, came to Chicago in 1969, to become full-time director of the Commercial Division of Operation Breadbasket. Robinson was Jesse Jackson's half-brother and sometime rival. Robinson would later be sentenced to life imprisonment for murdering a rival known as Leroy Barber.

In December 1971, Jackson had a falling-out with Ralph Abernathy, King's successor as head of the SCLC. Jackson and his allies broke off from SCLC and formed the wholly independent Operation PUSH (People United to Save Humanity). The founding goals were similar to those of the Operation Breadbasket. Despite Jackson's departure, Operation Breadbasket continued for a brief time under Robinson's leadership.

Sezai Karakoç

Sezai Karakoç (born 22 January 1933 in Ergani, Diyarbakır Province) is a Turkish writer, thinker, community leader, poet.

Tan Kah Kee MRT station

Tan Kah Kee MRT station (DT8) is an underground Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station on the Downtown Line in Bukit Timah, Singapore. Located directly underneath the campus of Hwa Chong Institution, this station was named after the founder of the institution, Tan Kah Kee, who was also a businessman, community leader and philanthropist. This is the first and only MRT station on the network to adopt a person's full name as the station's name.

In addition to Hwa Chong Institution, other educational institutions within the vicinity of this station include Nanyang Girls' High School, Raffles Girls' Primary School and National Junior College.

Village head

A village head, village headman or village chief is the community leader of a village or a small town.

Warang Citi

Warang Citi (also written Varang Kshiti or Barang Kshiti; Ho: 𑢹𑣗𑣁𑣜𑣊 𑣏𑣂𑣕𑣂, IPA: /wɐrɐŋ ʧɪt̪ɪ/) is an abugida invented by Lako Bodra, used in primary and adult education and in various publications. It is used to write Ho, a language used in the Indian states of Jharkhand, Odisha, West Bengal, Bihar, Chhattisgarh and Assam.Community leader Bodra invented it as an alternative to the writing systems devised by Christian missionaries. He claims that the alphabet was invented in the 13th century by Deowan Turi, and that it was rediscovered in a shamanistic vision and modernized by Lako Bodra.

The script begins with the letter Ong, the first sound for the creation of the universe and has 32 letters in total with capital and small letters. It is written from left to right in horizontal lines, and each consonant has an inherent vowel, usually /a/ but sometimes /o/ or /e/.

Warang Citi uses its own set of digits.It has mainly gained acceptance among the easternmost group of speakers and is more prevalent among those who have been educated in it. Many other speakers prefer oral transmission of knowledge, Devanagari, or even Latin, but it holds prestige among many Ho speakers.

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