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Encouraging, Enriching, and Supporting Community Leaders in Greater Williamsburg


LEAD Greater Williamsburg

LEAD Greater Williamsburg, formerly Leadership Historic Triangle, is a community immersion program, sponsored by the Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance, that provides opportunities for recognized and emergent leaders to collaborate on issues of importance to the region. The program has graduated over 400 diverse and accomplished individuals, after successful completion of an intensive eight-month program consisting of educational sessions, tours, and candid conversations with community leaders.

Graduates complete their experience having gained a deeper appreciation for their community in areas such as education, public safety, health and human services, economic drivers, environmental sustainability, local and state government, workforce development, and the military. Alumni develop lasting personal relationships, gain an invaluable professional network, and continue to support their community through service as elected officials, local government planning commissioners, and non-profit board members.

Program Information

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Participation in LEAD Greater Williamsburg requires a serious commitment of time and energy. The program consists of:

  • A welcome reception, class orientation, and an overnight two-day retreat, to learn more about the program’s objectives, community issues, and to develop team spirit and camaraderie.
  • Eight full-day-long sessions (second Thursdays from October - May) addressing topics of community interest and concern, including:
    • Familiarization Tour

    • History, Culture & Media

    • Courts and Public Safety

    • Local Government, Mock City Council & Budget Exercise

    • General Assembly (Extra Session in January)

    • Health and Human Services and the Faith-Based Community

    • Pre-K – 12 and Higher Education

    • Economic Drivers: Business and Military

    • Environment and Urbanization

  • Some preparation prior to selected sessions.
  • A class project that will require at least 40-60 additional hours, outside regular class time.
  • A final-day evaluation and graduation.
  • Optional social events may be scheduled throughout the year.

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Lead Greater Williamsburg & Community Leadership Service
421 North Boundary Street
Williamsburg, VA 23185
757-229-6511

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