Leadership Washington County
The mission of this program is to challenge individuals to become actively involved in community affairs and to provide the necessary background to enhance their leadership abilities. Leadership Washington County is a non-advocacy, non-partisan group.
Leadership Washington County has the following objectives:
- To unite individuals of diverse backgrounds and experiences, who have demonstrated an interest, talent, and commitment to leadership.
- To educate participants about the dynamics of social, economic and political institutions and resources in our area.
- To offer an opportunity for participants to establish a lifelong networking system within the community.
- To increase participation in community service and develop a vision for Washington County among participants.
The Washington County Chamber of Commerce is proud to sponsor the 25th Leadership Washington County program for 2017-2018.
Leadership Washington County consists of eighteen (18) sessions beginning in mid September and concludes in late April. The program includes a trip to Richmond during the General Assembly Session as well as small group activities outside the scheduled sessions. Additionally, each member is expected to attend one meeting of the school board or a town council.
Participants meet with area leaders in business, government, media, and education. They are exposed to a variety of viewpoints which illustrate an array of economic, social, educational, and political factors at work in our area. Members work together to identify community problems. A highlight of the program is an opportunity to visit the General Assembly in session and meet with state and Washington County’s elected officials.
Thank you to our Program sponsors: