• Leadership Monroe

  • Leadership Monroe is a program designed to bring a robust and diverse network of individuals together to gain deeper insight into the current challenges facing our area, while preparing them for a more active role in the community. The annual program introduces different sectors to participants, providing valuable contacts, education, and a broadened perspective.

    Leadership Monroe kicks off with a one-night retreat to introduce you to the program and the team that you will work closely with to complete a class project.  Meetings are then scheduled monthly around the wonderful Monroe County Community where you will have the opportunity to visit and learn about different areas that help our community excel.  The class will also engage with various governmental leadership entities at their respective meetings and Chamber Events.

    The goal of Leadership Monroe is to forge relationships while building strong community members. Discussions designed to foster thought and action accelerate opportunities for Monroe County to flourish. The participants, and those whom they interact with, profit from fresh insight and motivation gained from this experience.


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      Class of 2015's Public Safety Day was enjoyed by many!
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      Class of 2015's project, Fire Safety House, was built by Mary Persons High School students in Skills USA classes.
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      Class of 2015 donates 4 Fire Suits to Volunteer Fire Fighters in the community.
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      Class of 2016's 'Aloha' at its Luau project fundraiser.
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      Class of 2016 poses in front of its project, All Abilities Playground, located at the Monroe County Rec Department.
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      Class of 2016 presents the "All Abilities Playground" located in Monroe County, Georgia.
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      Demolition Day! Class of 2017 prepare for its project.
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      Class of 2017's project concept
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      Fashioned after Fenway Park's Green Monster, Class of 2017 brings life to its project. Completion will give the community a ball field in which all abilities can play.
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      Class of 2018's Project. Check it out at https://www.facebook.com/ForsythGAFoxhunt/
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      Hanging plaques at the beginning of the Forsyth Fox Hunt. Class of 2018 hard at work.
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      Leadership Monroe Class of 2019 is having a blast at Retreat!
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      Construction Zone. Class of 2019 visits Monroe County Hospital as they revitalize the facility.
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      Leadership Monroe Class of 2020 presents donation to Anchor of Hope
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      Leadership Monroe Class of 2020 presents donation to Back Pack Buddies
  • For additional information regarding the program, email Rebecca Stone at president@forsyth-monroechamber.com or call (478) 994-9239.

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    September 1, 2022 for Class of 2023.

  • Hear from past graduates about the program:


    "We met and talked with many leaders in the community, which helped improve my own leadership skills.  I highly recommend the program to any future leaders."

    -Brian White, Telecom Supervisor, Southern Company


    "Leadership Monroe single handedly shaped my personal and professional future in Monroe County." 

    -Katie Magee, Executive Director, Anchor of Hope Foundation, Leadership Monroe Class of 2016


    “Leadership Monroe helped me understand what makes Monroe County such a vibrant community, the people."

    -Robert D. Smith, Middle Georgia Regional Commission


    "I really feel that LM helped me to better see the big picture of local government and how my role (then as principal at BSMS) was ultimately linked to other factors in our community."

    -Dr. Mike Hickman, Superintendent of Monroe County Schools


    "I have participated in several county leadership programs and I found Leadership Monroe to be one of the most effective and relevant programs.

    -Tonya L. McClure, Assistant Vice President, Office of Institutional Advancement, Central Georgia Technical College

    "Although I’ve lived or worked Monroe County for many years, I learned many new things about our awesome community through Leadership Monroe."

    -Sarah Alford, Assistant Principal, Mary Persons High School, Leadership Monroe Class of 2012