Leadership Greater Concord

Leadership Greater Concord Class of 2018 on Livable Communities and Smart Growth Day
Class of 2018 learned about city planning and economic development from Deputy City Manager Carlos Baia and Redevelopment and Downtown Services & Special Projects Director Matt Walsh.

The Leadership Greater Concord program fosters civic awareness in the community and participants are equipped with information they need in order to become more involved in activities that will enhance the region.

Beginning with a two-day retreat in September, a select group of people will embark on a ten-month odyssey through the inner workings of Greater Concord. Their travels will take them from its beginnings as a small town by the railroad tracks to the city it is today – and identify what’s being done to prepare for the future. Then, each month, a day-long program will focus on an aspect of life in Greater Concord: history, the arts and culture; education; livable communities and sustainability; government and politics; the criminal justice system; economic development; communications and the media; health and human services and reflections and moving forward.

Now in its 25th year, Leadership Greater Concord has over 500 alumni, many of whom are serving on local town boards, nonprofit boards or serving on a municipal committee. Interested candidates who have a commitment to the community and are likely to assume greater responsibility in the future are encouraged to apply. Participants that are selected will ideally include those from business, government, education, civic groups, the arts, religion and community groups.

Listen to what Class of 2017 had to say about LGC (generously produced by our friends at Concord TV !)

Thanks to all Leadership Greater Concord alumni who joined us at the alumni celebration on November 1! We always enjoy catching up with you and are proud to see all the ways you're putting your Leadership Greater Concord skills to use on nonprofit and city commissions, boards and committees.

Applications are accepted March through May of each year. The deadline to apply for Leadership Greater Concord Class of 2018 was Friday, May 19, 2017.
Click here for the 2017-2018 schedule and topics.

For more information, please contact Valerie Blake, (603) 224-2508 or email vblake@concordnhchamber.com .

Thank you to the generous sponsor of the 2017-2018 Leadership Greater Concord program: