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Leadership West, Inc.

Leadership West Inc. provides education and training to West Valley residents so that they may participate in civic activities as they relate to critical issues facing the region, such as education; transportation; arts and culture; the environment; and regionalism. This year-long training program cultivates leadership for the West Valley region. Issue Days form the core of the program, including education; health, human services, and safety; sports and leisure; infrastructure; sustainability; business and media; arts and culture; and government. Class teams also complete projects over the nine-month program. Many of these projects have received awards, such as WESTMARC’s Best of the West, while others, such as Living In Another Kid’s Shoes, have been sustained over years. Teams address a need in the community and the effort allows individuals to practice leadership skills while addressing a local issue. A panel of community leaders evaluates the projects. During Synthesis Day, participants present their projects to the board, alumni, and guests.

Year Founded: 1993
Geographic Focus: West Valley region


Kristine Lawson, Associate Director
Phone: 623-203-6319


8241 Grand Ave
Peoria, AZ 85345