Interested in Running for Office?

More than 300 grads with a dozen running every year

If you are interested in volunteering on a campaign or running for local office, come to a free information session to learn more about the CNY Political Leadership Institute.

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Community Leader Testimonial

Kwame Fluker, LGS Class of 2020

Sr. HR Manager & Site Lead, Lockheed Martin

“I moved to Syracuse in 2019 from Alabama and LGS helped me not only learn about the rich history and bright future, but connected me with fellow LGSers determined to make Greater Syracuse a great place to live, work and play!”

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Community Leader Testimonial

Sara Conway, LGS Class of 2020

Assistant Director of Events, OCC

“Throughout the year I heard many powerful presentations- from our local government, community organizations and educational leaders. I left with so many relationships and I look forward to continue growing them, even though our class has ended. I am so very thankful and honored to have been chosen to represent OCC in this experience.”

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Community Leader Testimonial

Camille Bellamy, LGS Class of 2020

Senior Administrative Assistant, M&T Bank

“The abilities we learned to help us grow; the camaraderie and respect we had with each other; the shared work and purpose to be better; are all the reasons why I love LGS. LGS helped me to find the best in me and gave me the tools to take this knowledge and use it as a positive force for change in my community.”

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Community Leader Testimonial

April Brissette, LGS Class of 2020

Chief of Staff, Bankers Healthcare Group

“Being a part of LGS not only helped me to network with other community leaders, but it also changed my outlook of Central New York. The LGS program revitalized my interest in what our community has to offer, and how I can do my part to improve it.”

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Our Mission

To inspire current and future leaders to make a difference in the community where we live and work. LGS is where personal development and professional connections serve the greater good.


Class Day Blog

So what is an LGS class day really like? Hear about it from a member of the current class!

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Donate to LGS

With your help, LGS can continue to inspire citizens to make a difference in the community where we live and work. Just click ‘donate now’ below to make a secure donation.   You can also donate by calling 315-422-5471 or email Executive Director Pam Brunet at [email protected]

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Board Opportunities

LGS graduates are great board members because they have the training and passion needed to serve. To see a list of open board positions and to set up an exploratory conversation, click below. If you would like to post an open board position, please call 315-422-5471 or email LGS Executive Director Pam Brunet at [email protected]

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