• Leadership Coweta

    Applications for 2018 - 2019 Class available beginning January 2018!

  • What is Leadership Coweta?

    Strong leadership is an essential ingredient in the continuing development of a community. Leadership Coweta, sponsored by the Newnan-Coweta Chamber, provides existing and emerging leaders with unique opportunities to enhance their civic knowledge of Coweta County, to sharpen their leadership skills and to network with leaders from across the community. For more than 20 years, the program has provided participants a better understanding of how our community works, opportunity to build relationships with the region’s leaders and inspiration to use their talents to
    serve the community.

    What Can Leadership Coweta Do For You?

    Leadership Coweta prepares emerging community leaders. In this 11 month program, participants benefit from:

    • Formal and informal exchanges of ideas and experiences
    • Enhanced personal leadership skills awareness and development
    • In-depth view of community issues
    • Access to opportunities for community involvement
    • Understanding about the interdependencies between sectors of the local economy as well as the interrelationships of local issues
    • Knowledge on numerous subjects which prepare them for more active community leadership roles

    Who is Eligible?

    Leadership Coweta desires to select a diversified group in terms of race, gender and occupation. Individuals represent areas such as business, social services, government, cultural, and educational organizations. Class members must live and/or work in Coweta County as of the time they submit their application.

  • Congratulations Class of 2016 - 2017!

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  • Class of 2016 - 2017

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  • 2018 - 2019 Leadership Coweta Co-Chairs

    Amanda Fields, Coweta County Development Authority, and Scott Ross, West Georgia Technical College


  • 2018 - 2019 Alumni Co-Chairs

    Matt Brass, State Senator, and Garnet Reynolds, BB&T

  • 2016-2017

    Monthly Session Topics and Dates

    • June 7, 2016 - New Class Orientation
    • August 18, 2016 - Alumni Cookout with New Class
    • September 1 (9:00am) & 2 (until 5:00pm), 2016 - Two-day Retreat at Banning Mills
    • September 13, 2016 - Education
    • October 11, 2016 - Leadership & Projects
    • November 8, 2016 - Manufacturing: Business, Retail, SPLOST Dollars 
    • December 13, 2016 - Community Service
    • January 17, 2017 - Community Development: Housing, Quality of Life, Non-Profits
    • February 14, 2017 - Healthcare: CTCA, Piedmont, HealthSouth
    • March 14, 2017 - Leadership & Projects
    • April 11, 2017 - Infrastructure & Government: Water, Utilities, Roads, Transport, IT
    • May 9, 2017 - Leadership & Projects
    • May 18, 2017 - Graduation Luncheon
  • Congratulations Class of 2014!

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  • Leadership Coweta Graduates (left to right): Glen Gould, Bernard Knox, Clay McEntire, Heather McCondichie, Steve Morgan, Mya Johnson, Rusty Russell, Janelle Barfus, Mark Bell, Samantha Brazie, Scott Tolar, Nick Garrison, Karen Kurtz, Peter Ludlow, Colleen Alrutz, Vicki Rickicki, Linda Davis, Brian Smith, Marsha Suber, and Shannon Miranda. Not pictured: Rory Collings, Andy Ivey, and Caryn Johns.

    May 16, 2014 (Newnan, GA)— The Newnan-Coweta Chamber is delighted to congratulate the 23 members of the 2014 class of Leadership Coweta, the county’s most prestigious leadership development program. For the past 20 years, members of Leadership Coweta have learned about the business, government, education, and nonprofit aspects of community life in Coweta County. Over the years, more than 400 participants have not only graduated but have gone on to hold elected office, serve on community boards, and receive key promotions in their individual organizations.  Read more...


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