The program includes four required elements:
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.
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.
Opening kickoff fiesta with a keynote speaker and an opportunity to meet current class participants and alumni.
Small-group dinner meetings explore program day topics and investigate solutions as well as Public Safety Night and an Evening with the Mayor.
Small groups plan and implement community projects designed to enrich and enhance the Sandy Springs area.
Projects provide hands-on opportunities to enhance leadership skills while working with diverse styles and backgrounds.
Leadership Sandy Springs taught me how city government, the business community, the education community, and the non-profit sector all contribute in important ways to make Sandy Springs one of the most desirable communities of its size in the nation.
- Gene Brody, Ph.D., University of Georgia
Leadership Sandy Springs helps emerging and recognized
leaders enhance their knowledge of local and state issues and
inspires them to make positive change in our community.
We bring together public, private and nonprofit sectors to work collaboratively on vital issues.
program days and special
events each 9 month
alumni programs offer
additional opportunities to
stay connected with other
members through alumni
and community events
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
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