THE APPLICATION PROCESS
Each year, a class of up to 20 leaders are selected to participate in Leadership Monongalia. A selection committee reviews the applications of county-wide nominees from whom the final group of participants are chosen.
Those selected will be active in business, labor, education, the arts, government and community-based organizations and will reflect the diversity of Monongalia County. Additionally, the committee will seek individuals likely to utilize their leadership abilities for the long-term benefit of Monongalia County. Although participants will have varied backgrounds and possess diverse talents, they will share one common characteristic: an abiding interest in the future of Monongalia County and West Virginia.
Leadership Monongalia is an intensive public affairs/leadership development program designed to expand the community's civic leadership. Through an eight month program of day-long seminars. Participants engage in face-to-face discussions with experts and key decision-makers in areas of vital concern to Monongalia County. Tuition for the eight month program is $600.
Candidacy is open to all individuals 18 years and older regardless of race, creed, gender, philosophy, disability or employment status. Applicants must have a stake in Monongalia County, either as a resident or representative of a Monongalia County-based business or organization.
Attendance at all sessions will be required for graduation from Leadership Monongalia, so the commitment required is exceptional.
APPLICATIONS FOR THE CLASS OF 2022 ARE CLOSED.
APPLICATIONS FOR THE CLASS OF 2023 WILL OPEN JANUARY 2022.
August 1, 2021
August 15, 2021
One Thursday a month September 2021- May 2022
Mandatory Retreat October 22-23
MANDATORY 8am- 5pm
Additional happy hour & other activities at participant's availability.
$600 with scholarships available on a limited basis.
"Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other." ~John F. Kennedy