Jacksonville, Fla. -- Clary & Associates Marketing Director Shari Schurr has graduated from the Regional Leadership Academy – a program sponsored by the Northeast Florida Regional Council (NEFRC).

Schurr completed 16 courses held throughout the year that covered topics including land use, emergency preparedness, housing and healthcare, transportation, environment, and economic development. Graduates have to receive 18 credits to graduate.

The program is designed educate regional leaders, according to Margo Moehring, the director of planning and strategic initiatives for the NEFRC.

“Participants are introduced to issues that will effect region-wide growth and the training lays the foundation for the development of a concrete list of next steps to meet future job, housing, transportation, infrastructure and recreation needs in the region,” Moehring said.

Schurr has served as marketing director for Clary & Associates, a survey and mapping firm based in Jacksonville, since 1999. In addition, Schurr is president-elect for the North Florida Chapter of the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) – a non-profit group of marketing and business development professionals from the construction-related industries.

The Northeast Florida Regional Leadership Academy is a program of the NEFRC. The academy educates regional leaders and invests in the future of our communities through a mission to make Northeast Florida a better place to live and work. For more information, contact 904-279-0880 or visit www.nefrla.com

Founded in 1983, Clary & Associates, Inc. provides professional surveying and mapping services – specializing in all sizes of residential and commercial land and transportation development projects. The firm serves clients in the real estate, architecture, engineering and transportation industries, and federal, state and local government. For more information, contact Shari Schurr at (904) 260-2703 or visit www.claryassoc.com.