Leadership Marshall County is a community wide effort dedicated to cultivating today’s leaders to serve tomorrow’s community by building a solid foundation of informed, action-oriented employees and citizens.



1. To expand the leadership potential and skills of participants through:

  • education programs designed to broaden their knowledge of Marshall County and the critical issues affecting the County;
  • skill development sessions designed to strengthen those management and supervisory competencies necessary for individual success;
  • exposure to the existing leadership and civic organizations;

2. To improve communication among leaders by facilitating the expansion of networks within both the public and private sectors of Marshall County.

3. To foster a commitment to a life of community service by providing a channel for participants to gain access to leadership opportunities, and become involved in helping to solve community problems.


  • Class participants have three basic similarities:
    • A demonstrated ability to achieve personal goals
    • Availability of time and resources to commit to community service
    • A demonstrated personal commitment to the Marshall County area and to our society as a whole.
  • Application is open to persons living in the Marshall County area. A maximum of 20 individuals are selected to participate in the program each year.
  • Nominees must have the full support of the organization or corporation they represent. Individuals may also nominate themselves.
  • Based on the belief that a significant portion of new knowledge and understanding of the community results from personal interactions within the group, the class selection process seeks a cross section of the community; men and women from different career, educational, political, social and cultural backgrounds including business, labor, education, government, religion, the arts, social services, health care, and community based organizations.


Class participants are required to:

  • Contribute to class project and participate in final class project presentation
  • Complete leadership tract
  • Attend orientation and leadership session
  • Attend at least 80 percent of general class sessions. Absences or lack of participation may result in participants being asked to leave the program or make up absences the following year.


  • Application must be signed by candidate and by sponsor.
  • Completed applications are due by Friday, August 17, 2019
  • Applications received after this date will be considered on a space available basis.
  • All applicants will be notified by August 30, 2019


Tuition is $400. If selected, payment of tuition will be made by each participant or financial sponsor. Tuition is due and payable by Wednesday, September 12, 2019. Scholarship assistance is available.

For additional information, call 574-935-5159 or e-mail:  jayne@marshallcountycf.org

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