Programs of Leadership Sarasota County

Leadership Sarasota County has various programs to get involved in. Please contact Barb Hines for more information. 

  Leadership Sarasota County is a series of county-wide programs designed to enhance participants awareness of our community and its needs by examining how leadership in the historical, geographical, educational, economic, governmental and cultural segments work together to perpetuate and advance the Sarasota County community and its citizens.  
The Youth Program is similar to the adult program, but on a smaller scale. It's a county-wide program designed to nurture and develop positive leadership qualities. It's about Sarasota County and how young people can make it a better place. We want to create successful leaders and this program will give youths the knowledge, tools, and contacts to do so. It's work and it's fun. It's learning about the community!

This program is over 20 years old and began as a way to introduce the new Sarasota City Manager and the County Administrator to the community. Over the years, the luncheons have expanded to include leaders from the business, arts, legal, educational and social services community. The program runs from September to May and includes eight luncheons, hosted by key representatives from local institutions.

Graduates of Leadership Sarasota County strive to have their members remain engaged in the program and the community.  Special events are held throughout the year specifically designed as social events and there are also tours arranged at points of interest in the community.  “Celebrate Outstanding Leadership Awards” is a luncheon held in April each year to honor those who have demonstrated outstanding leadership both in the leadership program and the community.  



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Welcome to the Leadership Sarasota County Class of 2017. 


LSC has been instrumental in helping me get to really know my community and what it's needs are. In addition, I have had the pleasure of getting to know many of the hundreds of other LSC graduates in our community and many of them have become close friends and business alliances. It has been invaluable in every way.

Larry Face, Next Level Achievement