Leadership Midland

Applications for Leadership Midland 2014 are no longer being accepted.
The application window for 2015 will reopen in spring. 

 Program Information

Leadership MidlandLeadership Midland is a community leadership development program that provides exposure and insight to people who will occupy leadership positions within our community. It is a consortium of ideas, training and backgrounds. A number of speakers and presenters share their expertise and skills with class members who are participating in the three-day program.

The future of any community is directly related to the talent, dedication and resourcefulness of the people who call that community home. A program of the Midland Area Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Midland works to develop and enhance leadership skills, inform leaders about the opportunities and challenges facing our community, inspire leaders to encourage salutations and collaborations to make Midland County a better place to work and live, and provide a dynamic network of individuals to strengthen personal and organizational influence. Individuals and their sponsoring organizations gain a better sense of leadership potential and enhanced leadership skills, a broader understanding of community issues so that they can stay more actively engaged, and a diverse, growing network of alumni and resources.

Leadership Midland began in 1986 and was initially sponsored by the Midland Area Chamber of Commerce, Midland Daily News, Midland Rotary Club, and Northwood Institute. To date, nearly 900 people have completed the program. The program is open to adults who expect to serve in leadership positions for the community. The Steering Committee, comprised of Leadership Midland alumni, begins their work in January to identify topics and presenters for the fall program. Class members are selected each spring and spend the summer months preparing for the participation in the program.

For information on Leadership Midland, contact Diane Middleton at the Midland Area Chamber of Commerce at 989/839-9522, ext. 204.

Presidential Level Sponsors for Leadership Midland 2014: Leadership Midland Alumni Association, Midland Community Center, Midland Daily News, MidMichigan Health, Northwood University, Rider Type and Design

2014 Leadership Midland Steering Committtee, chaired by Melissa Snelling, Midland County Central Dispatch Authority

Committee Members:
Corey Armstead, City of Midland
Joel Beeck, FirstMerit Mortgage
Marc Belgiorno, Wells Fargo Advisors,  LLC
Jennifer Chappel, Midland County Habitat for Humanity
Andrew Chubb, Saginaw Valley State University
Jill Dougherty, Great Lakes Safety Training Center
Reid Duford, City of Midland
Kim Fischer-Kinne, Mackinac Center For Public Policy
Erick Forshee, Fisher Sand & Gravel
Dave Gray, Express Mart Food Stores,  LLC
Kevin Heye, Midland Community Center
Stephanie Hoeh, Dow Chemical Employees' Credit Union
Jennifer Holzinger, The Dow Chemical Company
Vicky Jezewski, Ieuter Insurance Group
Millie Jezior, MidMichigan Health
Julia Jodoin, Edward Jones - Julia Jodoin
Rachelle Kell, Chemical Bank
Gerald Ladwig, Midland County
Rick Loose, Ayre/Rhinehart Realtors
Elizabeth Lumbert, Dow Gardens
Marjorie Noykos, Soaring Eagle Waterpark and Hotel
Steven Poole, Midland Public Schools
Robert Rider, Rider Type & Design
Madhu Rishi, Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists
Bridget Sadenwater, MITECH+
Emily Schafer, Great Lakes Loons
Christina Shmidt, RE/MAX of Midland
Melissa Snelling, Midland County Central Dispatch Authority
Kristen Squires, Midland Center For The Arts
Selina Tisdale, City of Midland
STAFF--Diane Middleton