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Leadership program accepting applactions

January 27, 2009

Leadership Washington County (formerly known as Leadership Hagerstown) is accepting applications for class 23.

Leadership Washington County's mission is to provide additional leadership training and community involvement for individuals identified as accomplished in their business, nonprofit or government sectors.

The program began in 1987 and has graduated more than 600 individuals.

Graduates of the program go on to serve on boards, run for public office and take on other leadership roles in the community.

"The program makes a significant contribution to Washington County by providing participants with an intensive hands-on course of study and a unique opportunity to explore issues and form alliances," said Cindy Jackson-Kalkbrenner, Leadership Washington County's executive director.

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Each year, approximately 30 people are selected to participate in the program, which begins in September with a weekend retreat and ends in June the following year. The opening retreat will take place Sept. 25 to 27 at Wisp Resort.

Tuition for 2009-10 is $1,700. A $50 application fee is also charged.

To request an application, call the office of Leadership Washington County at 301-791-5807 or via e-mail at cindy@leadershipwashington county.org or you can apply online at www.leadershipwashington county.org. The deadline for submission of applications is March 27.

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