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  • Leadership Westerville Applications Available

    Applications for our incoming Class of 2021 are now available. At this time, the Leadership Westerville Board of Directors and Program Manager, are monitoring the impact of COVID-19 and planning accordingly for all options for beginning the program on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, and assessing potential plans of hosting Service Day on April 24, 2021.

    We are finalizing precautionary measures we will take for this year's program that is continuing to evolve and plan each monthly session accordingly. Some of the measures are to include:

    • The kickoff session on October 7th will begin outdoors with socially distanced measures in place and is still being planned based off of updates from Governor DeWine.
    • The remaining sessions in 2020 will begin fully virtually.
    • Each session in 2021, will be assessed a month ahead of time to determine the appropriate format, based on updates and measures put into place by Gov. DeWine.
    • No food or beverages will be offered during the full program. Participants will have a full hour for a lunch break.
    • More conversations are being had for further protocol...



    9 A.M. TO 4 P.M.

    October 7

    November 4

    December 2

    January 6

    February 3

    March 3

    April 7

    April 24 – Service Day

    May 12


    Leadership topics include effective communications, servant leadership, learning, and growing our strengths, along with learning about the inner workings of the City of Westerville and Westerville City Schools, empowering leaders with our Westerville area nonprofit organizations, and more. 

    For interested participants, please fill out the Leadership Westerville application and be sure to take our brief survey (which is also linked in the application) to learn your comfortability of small groups, large groups and other areas to assist in our planning efforts. Applications are DUE BY AUGUST 28, 2020.

    Eligible applicants must work or reside in the Westerville school district. For additional information, contact Matt Lofy, Program Manager of Leadership Westerville, at 614-882-8917 or mlofy@westervillechamber.com


    Leadership Westerville's Statement on Social Injustices In Our Communities:

    Leadership Westerville’s mission is and will always be to develop multi-generational, diverse leaders who serve the Westerville community through our core values of civic engagement, stewardship, and especially community collaboration. We strive to build a better community in all that we offer and that includes everyone.

    For more on our vision for our organization and our community, please view our video featuring Board Member Pastor Vaughn Bell, Chairman of the Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Project and the 2020 keynote speaker at the Westerville Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast.



    Founded in 2001, Leadership Westerville values community collaboration by developing a dedicated group of civic leaders who understand key issues facing the community. Leadership Westerville provides an inviting opportunity that allows you to enhance your own skills to help you turn your vision for the community - and for yourself - into reality

    The Westerville Area Chamber, the City of Westerville, Westerville City Schools, Otterbein University, and the Westerville Public Library are working in partnership to offer Leadership Westerville. The goal of the program is to create a dedicated group of civic leaders who understand key issues facing the community. Each participant will be committed to cultivating the city's future through personal involvement and a willingness to serve.


    To develop multi-generational diverse leaders who serve the Westerville community.


    Establish a network of well-informed, committed, and involved citizens to advance the community in which they live. 


    The core values of Leadership Westerville are civic engagement, stewardship, and community collaboration. 


    We are pleased to announce a partnership between the Leadership Westerville board and the Westerville Area Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber will serve in the capacity of manager for this program and perform, as needed the day-to-day management and operation of the Leadership Westerville programs and related activities.

    We look forward to working in collaboration and expanding our partnership with the Chamber.  We commit to continuing to bring a stellar leadership program to the greater Westerville community to develop leaders within their businesses and ready to serve to advance our community.  


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