Leadership Newton County Program

Nurturing Tomorrow’s Leaders since 1986

The Newton Chamber of Commerce firmly believes that today’s leaders have an obligation to nurture tomorrow’s leaders. With this conviction, they established the Leadership Newton County Program in 1986.

Sponsoring organizations and class members play an important role in the program by providing financial support and real-world experience.

The Leadership Newton County Program offers an excellent opportunity for those who are interested in making a difference in their community.

The goals of the program are to recruit a group of the area’s finest emerging leaders, representing a broad spectrum of the community, and to provide them with the skills and knowledge necessary to assume leadership roles.

The program is designed to identify, educate and motivate potential leaders in our community. Class members represent a broad spectrum of the community, including business, industry, education, government, non-profit organizations and civic groups.

The Leadership Newton County Program provides participants with an opportunity to learn about the community in which they live and work, to develop their leadership skills and to network with other community leaders.

We extend an invitation for you to participate as a sponsoring organization or class member.

We believe you will find the experience both gratifying and beneficial.

The Leadership Newton County Program

The Leadership Newton County Program is based on the premise that well informed citizens make the best leaders. The program is designed to expose community leaders and potential leaders to the many different aspects of Newton County and its municipalities.

Class members have the opportunity to gain or improve upon existing leadership skills.

They will also learn where and how they can get involved to help improve the community. The program is designed to acquaint class members with information on the organizational structure and unique features of the community.

It is also designed to encourage their participation in community affairs. Throughout the year, class members will have opportunities to learn about the county government, local businesses, schools, and non-profit organizations.

They will also have opportunities to meet with community leaders and learn from their experience. The Leadership Newton County Program is an excellent way for citizens to become more involved in their community and make a positive impact.

Selection Process of Members

Since its inception in 1986, Leadership Newton County has sought to develop the next generation of leaders in the community.

The program is open to all residents of Newton County, and selection is based on demonstrated leadership skills, active involvement in the community, and a commitment to invest the time required by the program.

Leadership Newton County is committed to selecting participants who represent a cross-section of the community, so that the diversity of perspectives will generate meaningful personal interaction and learning.

Through the program, participants have the opportunity to learn about the pressing issues facing Newton County, gain firsthand knowledge of how local government works, and develop relationships with other community leaders.

Tuition and Tuition Assistance

Leadership Newton County is a program designed to help participants learn more about the community and what it takes to be a leader. The program includes a variety of activities, such as team-building exercises, community service projects and educational seminars.

The tuition for the program is $795 for members of the Newton Chamber of Commerce and $995 for non-chamber members.

Tuition covers all transportation, food and costs associated with Leadership Newton County.

The program is an investment in your future, and it is important to make sure that you are able to fulfill your financial obligation before you apply.

The Leadership Newton County Program is proud to offer partial tuition assistance to candidates who meet the following guidelines.

The purpose of the tuition assistance program is to ensure a diverse and cross section of community participation in the Leadership Newton County Program.

There are limited, need-based funds available covering up to 50% of the program tuition. Applicants who would like to be considered for financial assistance should note it on their application. Your request for consideration will be held in the utmost confidence and will in no way affect the selection process.

How to Apply

We are no longer accepting applications for the class of 2023-2024.   

Any questions about the Leadership Newton County program may be emailed to Susan Davis at sdavis@newtonchamber.com. 


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