JLEAD holding logo design contest for J’ville’s chamber

by From the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce

Calling all artists!

Do you love to draw or paint? Here is your chance to put your talent to use and design a logo for the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce’s new nonprofit organization, the Jacksonville Leadership & Education Advancement & Development (JLEAD).

Deadline for logo submissions is 5 p.m., Friday, June 26. The winner will receive $100.

All entries need to be digital and participants under 18 years of age need a parent/guardian to sign the submission form.

“Last year, the Jacksonville Chamber voted to create an educational nonprofit to better access grant funds in support of its Jacksonville Leadership Institute, Adopt-A-School, and Back 2 School Fair programs,” JLEAD Volunteer Program Coordinator/ Chamber Education Division Chair Pam Anderson said. “By December 2019, JLEAD was born. A diverse board of directors fell together easily, and by February 2020 we were official with the state of Texas and the Internal Revenue Service. Now we are ready for a logo that represents what we stand for – leadership and educational support and opportunities for our citizens.”

JLEAD Board Chair Ellann Johnson of HOPE, is heroically leading this new endeavor, along with Larry Barker, with Cornerstone Baptist Church; Jorge Arragon of Arragon Insurance; retired educator Barbara Murray; and Duane Weatherford, with Republic Services. Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce President Peggy Renfro also serves as the JLEAD President.

The contest’s official rules and submission form are available on the Jacksonville Chamber’s Facebook page. For more information, visit the Chamber’s office at 1714 E Rusk St., Jacksonville; or call (903) 586-2217.