Nominations are being accepted through Monday, May 2, for the 2016 Coulter Regional Leadership Program.

The program, which is funded by the Cherokee Preservation Foundation and administered locally by Western Carolina University, is a six-month leadership program for adults who are interested in growing as regional leaders in Western North Carolina, and who have the ability to work with professionals across counties and industries on projects that will positively impact the region economically, culturally and environmentally.

Nominees must live in the counties of Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, Macon or Swain, or on the Qualla Boundary. Nominations are due by 5 p.m. The nomination form can be found at For more information, or to nominate offline, contact program director Juanita Wilson at, 828-497-7920, or 828-788-2579.