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Leadership Delaware County, a flagship program by the Delaware Area Chamber of Commerce, is your gateway to becoming a vital leader in the community. Over nine months, participants dive into a rich curriculum that sharpens leadership skills and broadens perspectives on critical issues. Since 1992, nearly 1,000 leaders have emerged from this transformative program.

What to Expect

From September through May, one Thursday a month, participants engage with experts and peers, exploring:

  • Economic Development: Understand local business dynamics and growth strategies.
  • Political Insight: Navigate the workings of local governance and policy-making.
  • Educational Landscape: Explore the achievements and challenges of our school systems.
  • Social Awareness: Address community issues and develop strategies for positive change.
Community and Business Support

Sustained by dedicated volunteers, alumni, and strong business backing, Leadership Delaware County offers a unique blend of learning and networking. Participants gain access to people and places they wouldn’t typically encounter, enhancing their understanding and leadership capacity.

Join the Class of 2025

Applications are now open for the class of 2025. Whether you’re new to Delaware County or a lifelong resident, this program will provide fresh insights and invaluable connections. Apply now to be part of this elite group of future leaders.

  • Download the brochure here.
  • Access the application form here.

For more information, contact the Delaware Area Chamber of Commerce at (740) 369-6221 or email [email protected].

“Leadership Delaware County revealed parts of the community I never knew existed. It’s an eye-opener even for longtime residents,” shared one alumnus.

Volunteers and mentors play a crucial role in the success of this program. If you’re interested in contributing, reach out to the Chamber to learn how you can support future leaders.

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