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May 27 - Leadership Savannah Applications for 2016-2017 Class due June 13

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May 27, 2016 - Applications for the 2016-2017 Leadership Savannah class are currently being accepted. Applications are due June 13. The 2016-2017 class will be limited to 42 people.

The Selections Committee is seeking representation from a cross-section of the community. “These leaders and potential leaders will be active in business, education, the arts, religion, government, community-based organizations and ethnic and minority groups and will reflect the diversity of the community,” according to the Chamber.  Applicants must have the full support of their organization or corporation they represent.

Leadership Savannah seeks to inspire individual leadership growth by providing the learning experiences that lead to a better understanding of our community and preparation for meeting community challenges of the present and future.

The programs are being finalized but are expected to consist of monthly interactive sessions lead by top community experts within their fields. This is a one-year class, with sessions beginning in September 2016 and concluding in June 2017. Applicants will be expected to attend all of the sessions in order to graduate. All applicants must go through selections, and full program fees will be $2,500, with a limited number of $1,000 scholarships available based on need.

To apply, go to and click on the ‘Apply’ button. Applications will be accepted through June 13.

For more information please contact Margaret Mary Russell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 912.644.6432.

The Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce is a business organization managed by a volunteer board of directors. The Chamber encompasses Visit Savannah, Ambassadors Council, the CEO Council, Savannah Sports Council, Governmental Affairs Council, LaunchSAVANNAH, Leadership Savannah, Manufacturers and Distributors Council, Military Affairs Council, Owner’s Council, Public Relations Council, Savannah Compact Education Council, Small Business Council, Trustees Council and Visit Tybee.

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