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.
Vision - Mission - Values
County Executive James Robey (1987) joins graduates
Great communities don’t just happen. They develop over time and in response to a vision in which everyone can play a role. Leaders who help shape the vision for a great community come from every corner: corporations and small businesses, government, community associations, nonprofits and faith communities. Leadership Howard County has been at the forefront of empowering and connecting leaders for 26 years – and although we have made a sizable impact on helping our community work better for everyone we still have much work ahead.
Our mission is to empower leaders to transform the community. In the last year, we helped our members define that mission by focusing on transitions in our community. At the same time, we undertook a strategic transformation of our own, and asked how we can better serve the graduates of 26 years of Leadership Howard County. We launched new programs and ideas to keep our colleagues connected with each other, and with the challenges and opportunities facing our community in the future. We strengthened our partnerships with businesses and sponsors, and our classes took on creative service projects that had a significant impact on the community.
In the coming year, we will continue to work toward our 2020 Vision of being the critical force in preparing, inspiring, connecting and sustaining community leaders to make Howard County the best place to live, work and play.
Leadership strives to fulfill its mission and continue developing the value of its programs by adhering to these values:
- Integrity and Honesty:We keep meaningful promises, do the right thing for the community, and value truth over harmony.
- Service:We work hard and contribute time, talent and treasure.
- Teamwork and Collaboration:We believe we can build the best community by empowering leaders with diverse strengths and perspectives.
- Growth and Learning:We actively pursue new ideas and approaches to improve the community.