Nomination and Application

Nominations for the 2018-19 Class of Leadership Chattanooga are CLOSED.

Click here to submit a reference form for a Leadership Chattanooga applicant.

Qualifying for Leadership Chattanooga

Selection criteria include:

  • Sincere commitment and interest
  • Demonstrated dedication through past community activities
  • Interest in seeking public office, volunteering for a board or holding other key leadership roles
  • Potential for advancement to top leadership positions

A maximum of 40 participants will be selected, with a diligent effort to represent a cross section of the community in age, race, gender and occupation.


Attendance at the orientation and retreat are mandatory.

Participants who miss more than two of nine monthly sessions must withdraw from the program with no portion of tuition refunded.


Tuition is $2,500 per participant, due Aug. 10. 

The participant’s employer or sponsoring organization generally covers the cost of the program, with the participant contributing the first $100 of tuition.

To be considered for financial assistance, please complete financial assistance forms included in the application.

Important Dates
  • Nominations due: March 9
  • Applications due: April 10
  • Orientation: Afternoon of Aug. 9
  • Retreat: Aug. 23-24
  • Monthly meetings held on the second Thursday of each month Sept. – May