Photo Credit (Photos 1&3):  Audrey Rothstein, SLM Participant 2017 

What Is It?

The Senior Leadership Montgomery Program seeks to engage one of the county’s greatest resources, its 55+ population. Through an 8-month long, 8-session commitment, program participants graduate knowing more about the place they live in while developing new relationships with their classmates. The connections made can help participants become better engaged in their communities and make those communities even better places for them and future generations. 

Participants learn how the county came to be one of the most populous and diverse in the nation, what challenges and opportunities are present, and how they can be of service in their communities.

Subject matter areas for the 2017-2018 program include:
  • Montgomery County 101
  • Public Safety
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Arts

Who Is It For?

Community members who are 55+ and who are either retired or close to retirement, and want more direction on how and where they can be of service to their community in leadership capacities or as advocates for their passions. 

What Do Graduates and Their Organization Get Out of the Program?

Participants leave the program better informed of county history and present-day realities. Plus, they emerge better connected to the people, organizations, and service opportunities that can together, make positive and meaningful changes in the county.

When participants activate the knowledge and connections gained through Senior Leadership Montgomery, county families, neighborhoods, towns, and businesses benefit from improved understanding, services, and relationships. 

When Does It take Place?

The 2017-2018 Senior Leadership Montgomery Program dates run from September 27, 2017 to April 25, 2018. The application deadline is April 17 at 5:00 PM.

What Are the Participant Requirements?

  1. Live or work in Montgomery County and be age 55+.
  2. Willingness to give time, energy, and experience to volunteer/community service.
  3. An ability to travel to various program sessions throughout the county.
  4. A completed and submitted application no later than April 14, 2017.

2017-18 Session Dates:  September 27, October 25, November 15, December 13, January 24, 2018, February 14, March 14 and Closing Session - April 25  


What is the Cost?  

The full tuition cost for a single participant is $800 and tuition assistance is available. Spouses/significant others are encouraged to apply and participate together; the full, discounted cost for both participants is $1,300

How Do I Learn More?

Interested candidates should contact Vice President, Leadership Programs, Ali Levingston at (301) 881-3333 or

The application window for the 2018 class is now closed. Applications for the 2019 class will be available starting in January 2018. Please check back then.


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