• Leadership Oak Ridge

  • Leadership Oak Ridge is the flagship program of the Center for Leadership & Community Development.  As one of the longest, continually running community leadership programs in the country, Leadership Oak Ridge boasts over 1,000 graduates. 

    The program features full day sessions, two overnight trips, a class project, out-of-class assignments and a graduation celebration at the end of the program year.  Participants learn about the issues and are challenged to discover how they can get involved and make a difference in the community where they live and/or work. Chuck Carringer will continue as the Leadership Oak Ridge program director for a third year, and his background and experience alone are a tremendous asset to the program. 

    Tuition for the program is $2000 per person. A small number of scholarships are available (50% off tuition) based on need and are awarded by the selection committee. Only those applicants who meet the application deadline are considered for scholarship awards.

    Click here for the online nomination form. The deadline for applications is August 1, 2023. You should receive a follow-up email and invoice after applying. Click here to download a flyer with additional information and the complete schedule of dates and activities. 

    Click the appropriate payment link below to pay your tuition fee. Please reach out to officemanager@orcc.org prior to submitting payment if you are unsure of your membership level.

    Leadership Tuition Payment ($2,000)

    Bronze & Copper Millennium Partner Tuition ($1,825)

    Silver/Gold/Platinum/Titanium Millennium Partner Tuition ($1,650)


    It is $750 to be a session sponsor, which covers the cost of meals and includes your company logo on all materials, as well as a speaking opportunity in front of the class.

    Sponsor Payments Can Be Made Here


    2023 Leadership Oak Ridge Graduates

    Chris Chadwell, Y-12 Federal Credit Union

    Shari Coulter, ORNL Federal Credit Union

    Alan Forbes, Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)

    Ben Fowler, Oak Ridge Schools

    Danielle Goins, UT-Battelle, LLC

    Lauren Gray, City of Oak Ridge

    Daniel E. Greene, ORNL Federal Credit Union

    Angela Hawn, Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)

    Ben Jones, ORNL Federal Credit Union

    Keilah Jones, Y-12 Federal Credit Union

    Kylie Julius, Strata-G, LLC

    Amanda Kereakoglow, U.S. Department of Energy

    Rob Lange, Isotek Systems, LLC

    Anna Love, Street Legal Industries, Inc.

    Sarah Mapes, CNS-Y12

    Tyler Mink, Y-12 Federal Credit Union

    Alisha Moore, Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce

    Alex Nicoll, United Cleanup Oak Ridge, LLC

    Miguel Pettus, Medicare Insurance Advisors

    Timothy Porter, Porter4, LLC

    Aaron Price, Emory Valley Center

    Suzy Rhodes, TN Members 1st FCU

    Richard Riley Jr., U.S. Department of Energy

    Ana Rosado-Gonzalez, U.S. Department of Energy

    Jay Shepherd, Methodist Medical Center

    Tanisha Smith-Wimes, U.S. Department of Energy

    Andy Spellman, Roane State Community College

    Sue Thais, ORNL Federal Credit Union

    Adam Tuesburg, Isotek Systems, LLC

    Brent Wright, CNS-Y12

  • Mission Statement

    To inform current, potential, and emerging leaders about Oak Ridge and its issues, and provide them leadership skills development in order to empower them to identify and implement solutions to those community issues.