Completing Leadership Howard County’s Premier or Essentials program was a singular experience, but active, dues-paid members continue to enjoy many benefits throughout the program year (July 1 – June 30):


  • Connections to an alumni network of more than 1,300 community leaders
  • Invitations to members-only events, including educational forums, small group meetings with influential leaders, and community service opportunities
  • Preferred rates for Leadership Howard County Events
  • Member news through our monthly e-newsletter
  • Online membership directory privileges

Leadership Premier Membership Dues

Businesses and nonprofits with more than 25 employees: $195
Retiree rate: $100
Nonprofits with fewer than 25 employees: $100
Leadership Essentials membership dues: $ 50

For your convenience, you may submit your dues by completing the online process below, and paying with Visa or MasterCard.

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Member News

Submit your member or class news to Sue Emerson at [email protected]
We will send out periodic updates to keep you up to date on news about your classmates and colleagues.

The Iron Chef Challenge: Each year, classes gather for friendly competition to determine the best chef, and to support Leadership U and the Howard County Food Bank.

View the 2017 Iron Chef show here!

2017 Iron Chef recipes

  • Upcoming Events

    • This Just In: Columbia's 50th Birthday

      A discussion with Barbara Kellner, Director of the Columbia Archives, about how Columbia’s development has impacted Howard County and what the future holds. Tour…   READ MORE

    • General Membership Breakfast

      Addressing the Heroin and Opioid Crisis in Maryland Guest speaker: Dr. Bankole Johnson: One of the country’s leading authorities on the use of psychopharmacology…   READ MORE

    • This Just In: Reimagining Ellicott City

      Join us for a discussion about reimagining the future of Ellicott City as it rebuilds from the flood of 2016. Consultant Brad Rogers of Advanced…   READ MORE

    • Member Happy Hour

      Join us for a member Happy Hour on Main Street! 4:30 – 5:30 pm: Manor Hill Tavern 5:30 – 6:30: LaPalapa Ticket includes one…   READ MORE

    • Annual Awards Dinner and Graduation

      Join us to celebrate the graduation of the Premier and Essentials Classes of 2017, and honor Howard County’s outstanding leaders. Alumni and guests are…   READ MORE

    • Testimonials

      Kathleen Hetherington

      Kathleen Hetherington

      President, Howard Community College

      Each year, participants from the college confirm what an invaluable experience Leadership Howard County was for them, engaging them and providing opportunities to meet others interested in serving Howard County!

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