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.
To be an organization of excellence that builds and serves leadership in Johns Creek by:
The core of Leadership Johns Creek programming is our signature nine-month structured series. We choose approximately 18-28 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, nine (9) one day sessions, a class project, and a graduation. Meetings and activities are distributed between September through May, with the welcome retreat in August and the graduation in June. 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. The class of 2020, working through a worldwide pandemic was able to successfully complete an interactive mural created by International Street Artist Kelsey Montague at Newtown Park called "Everyone Has a Seat In Johns Creek" and the first-ever Cricket scoreboard in Georgia at Shakerag Park.
The application process is officially OPEN! So please navigate to the APPLICATION INFORMATION section to apply. Potential participants are encouraged to email Nakia Mattis with any questions. 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.