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Leadership Savannah Accepting New Applicants

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May 23, 2011 -- Savannah, Ga. - Applications for the 2011-2012 Leadership Savannah Class are online now. This will be a one year class and will be limited to 42 people. The Selections Committee is seeking representation from a cross-section of the community. These leaders and potential leaders should be active in business, education, the arts, religion, government, community-based organizations, and ethnic and minority groups and will reflect the diversity of the community. Applicants must have the full support of the organization or corporation they represent.

The programs are being finalized but are planned to consist of monthly interactive sessions led by top community experts within their fields. Sessions are expected to begin in September 2011 and conclude in June of 2012. Applicants will be expected to attend all of the sessions in order to graduate. All applicants must go through selections, and full program fees will be $2,500, with a limited number of $1,000 scholarships available based on need. To apply to be a part of the 2011-2012 Leadership Savannah class, visit and click on the “Apply” button. Applications will be accepted through June 13, 2011.

Leadership Savannah began in 1961 for the purpose of informing future leaders in the Savannah area of issues confronting the community on a variety of subjects. Government, economic development, education, taxes, urban problems, coastal environment, etc. are examined in an atmosphere of concerned communication among these leaders. Past participants have included elected-officials, bank presidents, judges, lawyers and non-profit executive directors, just to name a few.
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The Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce is a business organization managed by a volunteer board of directors. The Chamber encompasses Visit Savannah, Ambassadors Council, the CEO Council, Communities in Schools, Drug-Free Workplace, Greater Savannah Sports Council, Governmental Affairs Council, Leadership Savannah, Legends of Golf, Manufacturers and Distributors Council, Military Affairs Council, Owner’s Council, Savannah Compact Education Council, Small Business Council, Trustees Council, and Tybee Island Tourism Council.

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