LGS Seeks Candidates for Class of 2017

(Syracuse, N.Y. – July 29, 2016) – Leadership Greater Syracuse (LGS) is looking for people who believe in Central New York and who want to do their part to make it even better.

“LGS immerses Central New Yorkers in our community’s accomplishments and issues, and we give them the leadership skills and the courage to effect change,” said LGS Executive Director Pam Brunet.

Each class is comprised of approximately 50 professionals who represent various nonprofit and for-profit organizations in Central New York. The program starts with an overnight retreat in January, and is followed by one full day a month – February through November.  Class days include key community decision makers in all sectors including education, government, economic development and human services.

“Participants in LGS acquire life-long skills that propel them into decision making roles in the community and in the workplace,” said Brunet.  While community exposure and leadership skills development is core to the program, networking with fellow classmates and graduates proves to be equally valuable.

“A recent survey showed that 970 of our 1,200 graduates are still living in CNY. Further, they have served in 750 volunteer positions,” said Brunet. “These survey results mean that LGS prevents brain drain and improves the community through high level activism,” she added.

“If you are looking to connect with a variety of people across all sectors in CNY, then LGS is for you,” said Brunet.

The application for the LGS Class of 2017 is available at www.leadershipgreatersyracuse.org.  The deadline to apply is September 9, 2016. Call 315-422-5471 for more information.

The mission of LGS is to inspire current and future leaders to make a difference in the community where we live and work.  LGS was founded by Centerstate CEO, Onondaga County, the City of Syracuse and Onondaga Community College and is financially supported by many organizations including United Radio, Honeywell, Lockheed Martin, and VIP Structures. Media sponsors include Time Warner Cable News, The Syracuse Media Group and The CNY Business Journal News Network.

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