Leadership Holmes

Leadership Holmes County is a dynamic, yearly program that seeks to increase the number of leaders in Holmes County through leadership training and skills development.


How your business or organization can benefit

Every business or organization needs leaders to help them grow and meet the demands of the future.

  • Sponsoring an employee gives them the confidence to take on new challenges in your organization.
  • Employees who participate in the program develop an active network of other leaders in the community.
  • Participants have a mentor who helps them continue to develop their leadership skills even after graduation from the program.

Leadership Holmes County provides long-term benefits to the entire community through developing leaders who understand the complexities and challenges of the county's infrastructure.


To learn more or schedule a time to observe the class in progress, contact Andrea Maddox at andrea@holmescountychamber.com, Shasta Mast at shasta@holmescountychamber.com or Leah Miller at lems@embarqmail.com.




The Leadership Mission

To promote overall leadership development in Holmes County.
1. To provide leadership training to a wide range of individuals.
2. To increase the number of leaders in business, community, and government.
3. To increase citizen's awareness of Holmes County resources, challenges, and opportunities.
4. To promote networking among Holmes County leaders.

The Program Leadership Holmes County is conducted by individuals experienced in leadership development. Local leaders of business, industry, nonprofit organizations and government will participate as mentors or guest speakers. Class formats include lectures, group discussions, field trips and community service projects. Classes run from the first Thursday in September through May and generally include eight day-long sessions and conclude with a luncheon to honor the participants and their sponsors.

A project of the Holmes County Chamber of Commerce, 6 W. Jackson St., Suite A, Millersburg, OH 44654 Phone: 330-674-3975

The Participants A class of 15-20 people will be selected each year. Candidates must submit an application with nominations encouraged by employers and peers. The deadline for submission is Aug. 26. An effort will be made to select a group with a balance of ages, gender, occupations, interests and place of residence. Candidates should have:

  • A demonstrated commitment to the community
  • An interest in assuming greater responsibility
  • The intention to remain in the County
  • The full support of their employers
  • The ability to attend all sessions


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