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Programs for Building a Network of Engaged Leaders

Starting 30 years ago, we have graduated over 2,500 leaders, 955 of whom now hold board seats in County-based businesses, supported 864 local nonprofits with more than 30,000 hours of annual volunteer service, and have trained 611 high school and other emerging leaders through our programs.

Designed for recent or soon-to-be retirees seeking to deepen their civic engagement, knowledge about the County, and to expand their community network.


LM’s flagship program is designed for experienced leaders across all sectors, who want to gain a deeper understanding of local issues, connect with other key decision-makers, and explore ways to collaboratively strengthen our community.


A dynamic, professional development program which provides rising leaders between 25-35 years of age with the skills and connections necessary for success.


This program is designed to provide organizations the awareness, skills and structures needed to identify and implement practices that lead to racially equitable outcomes.


Designed to connect businesses and professionals to structured volunteer and community engagement opportunities in Montgomery County.


A 1-day experiential bus tour, designed for those with limited time, but plenty of interest in catching up on the latest developments in Montgomery County.



“One of my core beliefs as County Executive is in the pursuit of the common good by working for and with Montgomery County’s diverse community members. And when I see organizations like Leadership Montgomery and the Corporate Volunteer Council—that live my same belief daily—coming together as one, it gives me great optimism for the businesses and citizens of our great county. I wish C. Marie Taylor and her team the best of luck with this expansion of programming and what it can mean for our county.”

Isiah Leggett, Former Montgomery County Executive

“At Pepco Holdings, we’re passionate about the power of smart, strategic alignments that can advance communities and the lives of those who live in them. Having the CVC-MC become a part of Leadership Montgomery will allow them to blend their existing leadership programming with volunteer programs to enrich the employees of our county’s businesses and further establish Montgomery County as a premier place to live and work. It makes for an exciting time at Leadership Montgomery and in the county.”

Debbi Jarvis, Senior Vice President, Corporate Relations, Howard University

“The Meyer Foundation is proud to support organizations whose missions focus on advancing solutions to our community’s greatest challenges, and we’re thrilled when like-minded organizations and their leaders join forces to have a larger collective impact on their communities. When I learned that the Corporate Volunteer Council would become a part of Leadership Montgomery, I knew that the expansion would mean even greater cross-sector engagement, and would further enrich the lives of Montgomery County residents. I look forward to seeing how this expansion and collaboration will positively impact Montgomery County and the region as a whole.”

Nicky Goren, President and CEO, Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation




Leadership Montgomery offers current and emerging leaders, with a strong commitment to their community the opportunity to cultivate their interest and network while learning about current county issues.  Our organization builds three generations of informed leaders through its CORE, Emerging Leaders, Senior Leadership Montgomery, and MoCo Insider programs.

By becoming a graduate, you will join a network of passionate leaders who contribute considerable time, talent and energy to the betterment of the community.  In addition, you will become more aware of the social and economic forces and issues in Montgomery County, and you will develop a greater appreciation for all the County has to offer.

Who is qualified to apply for the Core or Senior Leadership Montgomery?

All applicants must:

  • Be an established leader with a record of commitment to servant leadership.
  • Live or work in Montgomery County.  Alternatively, applicants may submit a statement of relevance that explains theirconnection to Montgomery County.
  • Be willing to commit the required time to the program.
  • Be committed to using their leadership skills and knowledge for the long-term benefit of the community and Leadership Montgomery.

Graduates join the Membership and enjoy activities and benefits available only to them.

Graduates serve on more than 1,000 boards, committees and commissions in the County and region.

Graduates stay engaged with Leadership Montgomery through participation on committees and the Board of Directors. They also assist in planning programs and serving as speakers and presenters.

Since tuition covers less than half of the Leadership Montgomery operating budget, individuals, businesses and organizations that recognize Leadership Montgomery’s role in Montgomery County provide generous financial and in-kind support.

Leadership Montgomery welcomes program sponsors, program day hosts, member event sponsors, and donations for scholarship funds.

Leadership Montgomery maintains a collaborative relationship with area community leadership programs and is a member of the Association of Leadership Professionals.


When you join Leadership Montgomery, you become part of an engaged network of leaders who are helping Montgomery County thrive.