Frequently Asked Questions

What is Leadership Montgomery (LM)?

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 LeadersSenior Leadership MontgomeryYouth Leadership Montgomery, and Inside Montgomery programs.

Why would I want to become a Leadership Montgomery graduate?

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 their connection 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.

What happens after the program year?

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

How do graduates stay involved?

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.

How is LM funded?

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.

How can I support Leadership Montgomery?

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

How does Leadership Montgomery work with other community leadership groups in the region and throughout the U.S.?

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