Leadership Washington Co. is a non-profit organization that was formed in 1998 as a cooperative effort between the United Way of Washington County and the Washington County Chamber of Commerce.
Leadership Washington Co. has grown from the vision of a few individuals into a major part of the revitalization of our community. Our success has permeated the framework of the non-profit community and has influenced a new generation of volunteers to take up the causes of those in need.
We have graduated 246 leaders in 16 classes who are now active in Washington county and in their own communities.
We cultivate bold and accountable leadership, serve as robust resource and foster economic growth and sustainability throughout the region.
"I joined the 2016 class of Leadership Washington Co. to be able to expand my network of colleagues and contacts in our community and I found that and a lot more. I found an inspiring group of hardworking professionals that care about their community, grew my skills as a leader and communicator through thought provoking training, and learned of the challenges, opportunities and great work that's being done in the community..."
Bob Rak, Director of Finance
"Leadership Washington Co. has made an impact on me to have self-confidence which has taken me out of my comfort zone in a positive way. I've learned many skills which include how to build relationships with peers to improve job performance, address and resolve conflict, and even how to deal with high levels of stress...I really enjoyed working with my team to reach our goal for our class project for the greater good. "
Joyce Andrechak, Lab Manager