Leadership Johnson City

Business leaders join for a planned experience that exposes them to the overall needs of the community and region.  The program examines topics that run the gamut from economic development to medical services to education.  Field visits to key facilities in the city and county along with presentations by professionals who have expertise in a number of specialty and technical fields round out the average day.  Participants attend an orientation session and 1-day retreat and participate in a 1-day session each month from September to May.  Applications are accepted May-June for the session beginning the following August. A Leadership Alumni group started in Fall 2006 to continue the networking bond.


Aug. 2023 – May 2024 Leadership Applications Are Closed

As a newcomer to Johnson City and the surrounding region, I’m so grateful to have had the opportunity to participate in Leadership Johnson City. I’ve met fascinating people whose work is having a tremendous impact on the region. I’ve learned so much about how things are done in Tennessee and the history of this area. I highly recommend this experience!

Dr. Susan D. McCracken

Vice Provost for Community Engagement and Director of the Quality Enhancement Plan, ETSU

Leaving this program, I feel as though I can thrive in this area. I’ve discovered so many new places to frequent and new colleagues to converse with. Leadership Johnson City has truly made me biased for this region. I see so many opportunities here for me to flourish and grow that I didn’t realize before. I hope to use this as a way to help other new residents see the beauty of Johnson City and why they should be proud to call this home.

Janay A. Williams

Strategy Analyst, Eastman | Strategy, Insight & Analytics

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