Lead Greater Williamsburg

Sponsored by the Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance, LEAD Greater Williamsburg's mission is to encourage, enrich and support community leaders. The LEAD program provides the foundation necessary to develop effective leaders within the community. By being exposed to leaders and various aspects of leadership within Greater Williamsburg, class members can enhance their leadership skills.

Program Information

Participation in LEAD Greater Williamsburg requires a serious commitment of time and energy. The program consists of a welcome reception; class orientation; an overnight two-day retreat, to learn more about the program’s objectives, community issues, and to develop team spirit and camaraderie; plus, eight (8) day-long sessions (one per month from October - May) addressing topics of community interest and concern. Class topics include:

  • 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

The program also includes a class project that will require at least 40-60 additional hours outside regular class time; a final-day evaluation and graduation; plus, optional social events scheduled throughout the year.

Click here to view the current operating Board of Directors for LEAD Greater Williamsburg.