LGS Seeks Applicants for its 30th Class

(East Syracuse, N.Y. – July 22) – 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.

“Through a one-year program, LGS immerses Central New Yorkers in our community’s issues and achievements, and gives them the contacts, leadership skills and the courage to effect change,” said LGS Executive Director Pam Brunet.

Each class is comprised of approximately 50 diverse 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 class 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. “Through LGS, people have been inspired to run for office, serve on boards and jobs have been created because of relationships built,” said Brunet.

“A recent survey showed that 85 percent of our 1,200 graduates are still living in CNY. Further, they have served 800 volunteer positions,” said Brunet. “This means that LGS prevents brain drain and improves the community through high level activism,” she added.

“If you are looking to connect with a new network of civic minded individuals from across all sectors in CNY, then LGS is for you,” said Brunet.

The application for the LGS Class of 2020 is available at www.leadershipgreatersyracuse.org.  The deadline to apply is August 31, 2019. Call 315-422-5471 for more information.

Leadership Greater Syracuse’s mission is to inspire current and future leaders to make a difference in the community where we live and work. It was founded by Centerstate CEO, Onondaga County, the City of Syracuse and Onondaga Community College. It is supported financially by many organizations including United Radio, VIP Structures, Lockheed Martin, SRC and Community Bank. Media sponsors include Spectrum and The CNY Business Journal News Network.

For more information about Leadership Greater Syracuse, visit https://leadershipgreatersyracuse.org.