Applications for the class of 2017 have now closed. For email notification of the next application process please email LCanty(at)

Leadership Johns Creek (LJC) is designed to develop leadership talent in individuals representing the Johns Creek community through a structured series of learning experiences. The program consists of an evening orientation, one two-day retreat, seven one day sessions, a class project and a graduation.  Meetings and activities are distributed over a ten-month period beginning in August.

In addition to leadership training and development, class participants gain insight into business, government, community quality of life, volunteer service and local history. LJC graduates are projected to be the future leaders of Johns Creek, leading civic and business organizations for community action and improvement. LJC Alumni are expected to take an active role in planning the next year's Leadership curriculum.

A vital component of LJC is community service. The graduating classes to date have made substantial contributions to the community. Some of the projects have included: The Newtown Park Community Garden, the Educational Pond at Autrey Mill Nature Preserve, Historical Markers, a Video History of Johns Creek, a certified Natural Wildlife Habitat along the upgraded Johns Creek Greenway near JCHS, and the "Billy Badge Program" to introduce Public Safety to elementary school children!

Potential participants are encouraged to email our Executive Director, Lynn Canty to be informed about the 2018 class application process. Because it is both an honor and a privilege to be selected for the Leadership Johns Creek program, the highest degree of commitment is expected of all participants.

Kick-off Social
August 11, 2016 (evening)

Overnight Retreat (mandatory attendance)
August 19-20

Program Days:
Second Thursday of each Month September 2016 - May 2017

September 8   October 13     November 10   December 8

January 12      February 9     March 9       April 13         May 11

Program topics may include:
Business Day
City Day
Economic Development Day
Educational Day
Environmental Day
Government Day
Healthcare Day
Non-Profit Day
Public Safety Day

  • Applicants should live or work in the Johns Creek area, be employed by companies which have a significant impact in Johns Creek or work for a company with plans to locate or do business in Johns Creek.

  • Applicants should come from a cross section of the community, including business, labor, government, education, the arts, community-based organizations, and human services.

  • Applicants should reflect the racial, ethnic and cultural diversity of Johns Creek.

  • Applicants will be assessed based upon their record of leadership and community involvement, as well as their interest in the program, willingness to commit to the program requirements and goals, and demonstrated problem-solving and creative thinking skills.

  • Applicants from a corporation or organization must have the full support of their employer or sponsoring organization. (Individuals not associated with a business or organization may also apply.)

  • Applicants must be able to fulfill program attendance requirements, including mandatory attendance at the overnight opening retreat (in September) and full week-day sessions once a month from October through May. In addition, they must work with classmates to complete a community service project. (No exceptions.)

  • Tuition is $1500 if application received on/before May 31; $1750 if application received after May 31.