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Leadership Effingham is sponsored by the Effingham Chamber of Commerce and was designed to educate a select group of citizens in all facets of Effingham County.  In return, a trained pool of candidates will be ready for service when a vacancy arises on various boards, collaboratives and committees. Professionals in the areas of county government, hospital administration, public education, taxation, residential and economic development, community service and law enforcement will provide the course content.  

The Leadership Effingham class meets once a month on the second Thursday of each month from October—May.  The cost to participate in the class is $150 per participant.  The class requires completion of a group project relating to a current local issue or concern.  To qualify for Leadership Effingham you must be willing to make the commitment to attend at least eight of the ten sessions.  The year long program begins in October and culminates with class presentations near the end of May.  Plaques are awarded to all participants at the June Chamber of Commerce Annual Membership Recognition Banquet.  Each session will last approximately three hours, with dinner included. 

Nominations are accepted during the month of August.  The nominees will be selected by an impartial committee and notified upon selection. We encourage you to nominate individual(s) you feel will benefit from this program.

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