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About Our Leadership Program

OUR MISSION

It is the mission of Leadership Johns Creek to build a better community for everyone in the Johns Creek area through education about the key issues facing the community and inspiring members to take on real leadership committed to serving the common good.

CORE VALUES

> Appreciation and respect for the diversity of Johns Creek's people.
> Commitment to seeking inclusion of all perspectives in community debate and decision making.
> Affirmation that creating and maintaining community is a responsibility of every individual.
> Openness and willingness to share, learn, and seek solutions.
> Recognition that the involvement by and collaboration among business, government, non-profit, and religious sectors are essential to the welfare of our community.

OBJECTIVES

To be an organization of excellence that builds and serves leadership in Johns Creek by:
> Providing opportunities to establish personal relationships built on mutual trust among leaders from diverse areas.
> Providing information and insights into the history of Johns Creek, the internal workings of the city, opportunities and issues facing the city,
> Providing a forum for candid and honest discussion by hearing from different perspectives and opinions; and learning from each other.
>  Transmitting to new generations of leaders the legacy of core values held by Leadership Johns Creek Alumni.
> Linking its members to new and existing initiatives to address community wants and needs.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The core of Leadership Johns Creek programming is our signature nine-month structured series. We choose approximately 20-25 leaders each year to represent a cross-section of Johns Creek including education, city and government, healthcare, public safety, business, non-profits, and active volunteer residents.  Through day retreats, day seminars, hands-on experiences, community tours, and discussion groups, members explore the community and examine themselves as leaders and build relationships.  Our esteemed Alumni contribute to the content of the series.

The program consists of an alumni/board welcome orientation, a one day retreat, seven one day sessions, a class project, and a graduation.  Meetings and activities are distributed between September through April, with the welcome retreat in August and the graduation in May. The class participants will gain enhanced insight into the history of Johns Creek and all it has to offer as well as an understanding on how each component works together to achieve results. 

LJC is a contributing factor to the success of the 10th largest city in Georgia in terms of being rated #3 on USA Today's list of the " 50 best cities to live", and #1 safest city in Georgia through initiatives supported and worked on through the program's community service. Some of the projects have included: The Johns Creek Police Dog training facility. This impressive site is allowing the police utilize dogs to sniff out drugs as well as stop crime. 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,  the "Billy Badge Program" to introduce Public Safety to elementary school children, and the International Festival to enhance diversity efforts and inclusion. 

Potential participants are encouraged to email our Executive Director, Kris Custis 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.