What We Do
Leadership Charlotte is an inclusive, community leadership organization that has served Charlotte since 1978. The mission of Leadership Charlotte is to develop and enhance volunteer community leadership by providing a diverse group of emerging and existing leaders with the opportunity to increase their community knowledge, civic network, and service to the community.
Leadership Charlotte serves the community in four ways:
1. The Leadership Charlotte program, a 10-month program for emerging and existing leaders
2. An active alumni network of more than 1,800 local leaders
3. ENCOUNTER Charlotte, a two-day orientation to Charlotte and to community leadership
4. Legacy Awards, an annual event honoring outstanding community leaders in 5 categories: Newcomer of the Year, Community Service, Unsung Hero, Schley R. Lyons Circle of Excellence, and Lifetime Achievement