Leadership Merced

Recruitment for Leadership Merced Class 26 begins January 2010. Click below to download the Leadership Merced Brochure and Application. For more information please call the Chamber office (209)384-7092 or email jennifer@merced-chamber.com

You do not have to be a Chamber Member to apply for the Leadership Merced program.

Download Leadership Merced Brochure

Download Leadership Merced Application

Leadership Merced- Celebrating 25 years

Leadership Merced opened its first class in 1984, and is now preparing for its 26th class. In the years of its operation LM has graduated over 400 Mercedians and equipped them to serve the community in meaningful and effective ways.
Leadership Merced is sponsored by the Greater Merced Chamber of Commerce. New classes are chosen in May- August, and the first class is held in September and the 10-month program concludes with a graduation in June. About 20 community leaders are chosen by application for each class.

Those participating in the Leadership Merced program receive excellent information about the various facets of Merced County. Each months class explores a different slice of county life: agriculture, health and welfare, business and economics, government, education, law and justice, and infrastructure. At the end of the class participants will have explored a broad sampling of community life.

Enrollees are required to give one Friday a month to the class and attend a class retreat in January. The commitment sounds large, but at the end of the year graduates have created great new friendships, become well networked in the community, and increased their knowledge and appreciation for what it takes to govern communities.

The object of Leadership Merced is to inspire and train new community leaders. At the last class of the year, class members are given opportunities to volunteer to help a variety of community agencies that serve our citizenry. Leadership Merced is always looking for energetic and bright new leaders. How about you?