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the program 

Welcome to Leadership Monterey County (LMC), where we are dedicated to raising awareness of local business and community concerns while fostering involvement and stewardship to shape the future of Monterey County. Our program provides a comprehensive focus on vital community issues.

In Monterey County, the greatest need is leadership. Our program is designed to address this need by educating management-track individuals from various career paths. Participants gain a deeper understanding of economics, government, social issues, and heritage across all areas of Monterey County. We aim to inspire new leaders to engage in local government, advocate for local policies, understand key job industries, and contribute through volunteerism in their communities.

By investing in our participants, we aim to encourage Monterey County residents to be active citizens, informed about their surroundings, engaged in their children's environment, and committed to long-term residency and careers within the county.

Our 10-month educational program, running from February to November, offers a comprehensive exploration of critical community issues. Graduates go on to assume various roles within the community, including membership on nonprofit boards, participation on city and county boards and commissions, holding public office, and leadership positions across civic, business, nonprofit, and neighborhood groups.
















Participants benefit in numerous ways, including gaining a comprehensive understanding of community issues and organizations, networking opportunities with influential figures in the community, building a diverse network of informed colleagues, enhancing professional skills, and expanding their contacts.

Our program consists of three key components:

  • Education: Seminars covering topical current events in Monterey County.

  • Experience: Hands-on learning experiences in a variety of community-based venues.

  • Exposure: Interactive panels featuring leaders from business, government, public benefit, education, and other sectors.


Our class size accommodates up to 30 participants, with a minimum age requirement of 18. We encourage individuals from varied ethnic backgrounds and all areas of Monterey County to participate. Graduation requires attendance at a minimum of 8 out of 10 sessions.

The tuition fee for our program is $2500, with payment required prior to the program's start in late February. If you're interested in participating or have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you!

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