Leadership Howard County has been one of the best things I have ever done for myself both personally and professionally. Before participating, I rarely attended outside events and functions, but Leadership changed all of that for me. Now I look forwarding to attending these events because I know many people from my Leadership class and others who have become such good friends and business associates. It was an eye-opener for me to learn just how the public and private sector work together in Howard County and has made me even more determined that Turf Valley will continue to be a strong community partner.
BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP
Leadership Howard County can open new doors to understanding and opportunity. Participants receive a comprehensive overview of Howard County through a ten-month program of informational sessions, focusing on how the county works, the major issues and challenges facing our community, and the identity and responsibilities of key decisions makers. Members connect with other business and community leaders, and learn about their own leadership style. They identify new ways to combine their skills, interests and resources in helping make our community stronger.
After completing Leadership Howard County's ten-month program, active members enjoy these benefits of membership:
- Access to our Members-only resource center, including our online membership directory.
- Invitations to members-only events, including educational forums, small group meetings with influential leaders, and community service opportunities.
- Engagement with creative and positive leaders who want to know about your skills, insight and passions.
Active participation as a Leadership Howard County member allows you to maintain these relationships as a resource in meeting community challenges. Through a variety of activities, members expand their leadership network to include business and community leaders from other classes, stay informed on changes and issues within the county through its speaker series, and volunteer their leadership skills and resources to the critical needs of the county. LHC graduates also receive exclusive invitations to attend informative events with other regional Leadership organizations.
“Through a comprehensive and interactive program, Leadership taught me the significant impact vigorous and consistent service has on the continued strengthening of the community. As an active LHC alumni, I have found that regular interaction with other members and the opportunity to hear from outstanding speakers at LHC events has been most beneficial, both personally and professionally.”
Mary Ellen Marsalek, Premier Class of 2003