• 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 begins in February each year and sessions are conducted approximately every three to four weeks for a full day. In addition, there are two overnight trips, a class project, out-of-class assignments and a graduation celebration in November.  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. 

    Tuition for the program is $1500 per person. Scholarships are available based on need and are awarded by the selection committee. Only those applicants that met the application deadline are considered for scholarship awards.

    The application/nomination period for the 2019 program will open in October of 2018.  Individuals are encouraged to submit their paperwork early as the class size is limited. 


    Donate to the Leadership Oak Ridge Scholarship Fund.

  • 2018 Leadership Oak Ridge Class

    Ajit Ajayaghosh, Centrus Energy

    Kaye Allen, ORAU

    Deborah Bowling, UT-Battelle/ORNL

    Kara Bush, US Department of Energy

    Beth Chancey, Enrichment FCU

    Lea Chittenden

    Rebecca Crowe, ORAU

    Alex Cruze, Hampton Inn Oak Ridge

    Pamela Dawson, Centrus Energy

    Sherrie Fairchild-Keyes, Oak Ridge Schools

    Mary Halterman, US Department of Energy

    Mike Hayes, Enrichment FCU

    Tina Johnston, Methodist Medical Center

    Gary McDaniel, Oak Ridge Lodging

    Maggie McNally, YWCA

    Reed Mullins, CNS/Y-12

    Scott Niermann, Roane State Foundation

    Keith Parks, Centrus Energy

    Gene Patterson, CNS/Y-12

    Angie Shumaker, Express Employment

    Amanda Smith, Centrus Energy

    Kelley Smith, UT-Battelle/ORNL

    Cassandra McGee Stuart, UT-Battelle/ORNL

    Amy Synder, City of Oak Ridge

    Katatra Vasquez, US Department of Energy

    Danny Whitson, Y-12 Federal Credit Union

    Judy Stone Wilson, Realty Executives

    Carrie Wolfe, UCOR