LEAD Athens is a program of the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce designed to develop effective leaders committed to building a vibrant community. The vision of LEAD Athens is to become the premier program inspiring leaders to exceed both their individual and collective potential.
Through Leadership, Education, Awareness and Development, participants are heavily immersed in community issues including but not limited to economic development, health and human services, education and local and state government.
Teambuilding, problem solving and decision making are also part of the program which yields a class of leaders ready to LEAD Athens.
Founded in 1982, Leadership/L.E.A.D. Athens has a rich history and has yielded over 700 alumni from all cross-sections of the community.
The intense year-long program explores a myriad of topics including economic development, local industry, health care, government, secondary and higher education, the arts and more.