Now wanted: Future leaders of Genesee County

Leadership NOW is accepting applications for its next class of leaders. has a mission,  to support the intentions and actions of Genesee County based leaders for greater collaborative impact and effectiveness, and are currently searching for future leaders to sign up  for its next cohort, which will begin Jan. 25, 2019.

Led by the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce and United Way of Genesee County, the  program is designed for business, nonprofit and municipal professionals and individuals who work and/or live in Genesee County who want to give back to the community. The next cohort begins in January. 

Those interested must attend a mandatory information session. The final sessions are 2:30-4 p.m. today or  3-4:30 p.m. Oct. 16, 2018 at the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce, 519 S. Saginaw St. in downtown Flint. 

Program participants develop and implement a sustainable, collaborative project that benefits the community or a local organization. 

Applications are available online and will also be distributed during the information sessions. The deadline is Oct. 25, 2018.

Past participant Loren Crandell helped his class partner with the Brownell-Holmes Neighborhood Association to install an outdoor library and neighborhood book exchange in Flint.

“I’m nearing retirement and wanted to become more involved in my community,” said Crandell, who lives Genesee County and works at an engineering firm in metro Detroit. “Through Leadership NOW, I was introduced to Friends of Berston Field House, and I now sit on their board. It’s allowed me to plug into Genesee County in ways I hadn’t before.”

Leadership NOW is made possible with support from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, the Ruth Mott Foundation, and the United Way of Genesee County. For more information, visit
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