At Leadership Sandy Springs, we develop leaders who will shape a vibrant Sandy Springs community.


During our nine-month program, we educate hard-working members to hone their leadership skills.


Working with businesses and civic and government organizations, we connect individuals who will build community.

The nine-month program includes three required elements:

Two Retreats

Opening retreat – overnight event that focuses on strengthening relationships, leadership development and team building.

Closing retreat – a one-day culmination event, serving as a springboard to future community involvement and alumni participation.

Program Days

Seven monthly, day-long sessions are centered on issues and themes important to the Sandy Springs and central Perimeter area.

Sessions include interactive activities on the following topics: local history & government, business & community development, environment, education, human services, regional issues, and state government.

Evening Sessions

Opening kickoff fiesta with a keynote speaker, meet current class participants and alumni, and Evening with the Mayor, an exclusive LSS class/alumni first look at the new year.

Three small group dinners with current class members to allow for a more unstructured time of fellowship and discussion on a key point of program day and planning service projects, as well as one night out to learn about public safety.

Leadership Sandy Springs helps emerging and recognized leaders enhance their knowledge of local and state issues and inspires them to take leadership roles in our city.

We bring together public, private and nonprofit sectors to work collaboratively on vital issues.

LSS has been valuable to me because of the inherent value of knowing and being committed to the community in which I lived.
I have a strong sense of ownership and responsibility.

– John Purrington, St John UMC Atlanta - Pastor-in-Charge

 I would recommend LSS to others because it’s like speed-dating with a city. You learn a lot really fast.

– Jennifer Cruce, Executive Director at Sandy Springs Hospitality & Tourism

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