Don Linder was named the 2017 Leadership Athens County Alumni of the Year on Friday, March 3rd by the Athens County Foundation.
Co-owner, broker, and Realtor at LCR Realty, Linder is an alumnus of the Leadership Athens County Class of 2008. Linder was nominated by employee and current Leadership Athens County class participant Meranda Chesser. When asked about why she nominated Linder, Chesser said this “Don Linder is highly invested in the community. He currently serves on many local boards. The Linder family not only donates resources but also valuable amounts of knowledge to many local organizations. Don Linder will go out of his way to help any person he comes across. While his primary focus is in Real Estate, he branches out to Habitat for Humanity SEO, Rural Action, the Athens County Port Authority, Lions Club, American Red Cross, The Dairy Barn, Wounded Warrior Project, Athens Area Chamber of Commerce, Special Olympics, and numerous other organizations. Don is always available for questions and is always trying to further the career of his employees.”
Leadership Athens County is a nine-month course, from September through May, aimed at developing a corps of informed citizens to provide dynamic community leadership. Participants explore Athens’ economic, political, social and cultural landscape through discussions, tours, meetings with our public officials, and interactions with community leaders.