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Benefits of LWC

Personal Benefits

Do you want to make a difference in our community, while growing as a citizen and leader? Leadership Washington County (LWC) is the perfect program for you! LWC graduates can be found in almost every level of leadership within our community. They serve as executive directors of non-profits, run for public office, serve on boards, and volunteer their time and talents to make our community a better place.

Benefits of Participation

  • Expand your network, your understanding of our community, and your skills as a leader
  • Connect and work closely with others who share your desire for change
  • Get to know the place where you live – the history, the people, the problems, the solutions

Program Outline

The experience begins with a weekend retreat in September, followed by intensive community orientation over the course of nine months. Participants will meet with community leaders and area experts to discuss complex issues facing the Washington County community, including:

  • Economic development
  • Health and human services
  • Criminal justice
  • Education
  • History
  • State and local politics
  • Culture
  • Quality of life

Join us in discovering the many facets and needs of our community, and take the lead in shaping Washington County’s future. 



Business Benefits

All organizations, both corporate and non-profit, need people with strong and diverse leadership abilities. Markets demand that we move faster and smarter, which requires thinking and action that are different from the past. This is why First Data, Citi, United Way, Volvo, Susquehanna, Washington County Public Schools and many other organizations have encouraged their employees to participate in the Leadership Washington County (LWC) program.

LWC graduates have a holistic view of our community:

  • Who are the influencers?
  • What issues does our community face now and in the future?
  • What has made our community what it is today?
  • What steps do we need to take to be successful in the future?

Developing leadership abilities both inside and outside the workplace gives a critical, balanced perspective that can greatly influence their work teams. At the same time, it helps create community leaders with a vested interest in where we live and work.




An investment in LWC is an investment in our entire community. If you are interested in having your company showcased as a sponsor of Leadership Washington County, please contact us.