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  • Nominations Now Open for Awards

    Each year Leadership Westerville, through the leadership of a volunteer committee of the MLK Legacy Project, hosts the Westerville Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast Celebration, which will be held Monday, January 18, 2021. During the Celebration, we honor youth leaders and community leaders who have exemplified the compassionate and dynamic characteristics of Dr. King in our own community. The award criteria, nomination forms and submission procedures for both are now available through November 13th. Contact Matt Lofy, Leadership Westerville Program Manager, for any questions or problems downloading the form.

    Nomination for MLK Fouse Award...Youth Award 

    Nomination for MLK Alston Awards...Adult Award

    The committee is actively planning the Breakfast and what it will look like in 2021 due to the impact of COVID-19. Please, stay tuned for more information regarding format changes, registration and one of the most powerful Breakfasts we have hosted in 16 years.

    King's Dream Revisited Q&A

    On August 28, The Westerville Partnership hosted "King's Dream Revisited." Some questions were not able to be answered during the program and we now have posted the Q&A here. Didn't get to watch it live? You can view it now online


    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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