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The LWC meeting scheduled for February 26 has been postponed to March 4.  Same time, same place, same agenda.


Leadership Washington County participants traveled
to Richmond on February 3-5 to visit the state legislature.  Participants met with elected officials including
Delegate Israel O’Quinn; Delegate Todd Pillion; Senator Bill Carrico and Lt.
Governor Ralph S. Northam.


YWCA Bristol is proud to announce the launch of Emerge, a high-impact
professional development series for women, Friday, March 20, 2015, in Kingsport,
Tenn. Click this link for more info.

 All  workshops are open to the public but you must call and regsiter.  Contact the Chamber of Commerce at 276-628-8141.



The next Chamber of Commerce breakfast will be March 19.  More information will be available later.


Leadership Washington County

Leadership Washington County


The mission of this program is to challenge individuals to become actively involved in community affairs and to provide the necessary background to enhance their leadership abilities. Leadership Washington County is a non-advocacy, non-partisan group.

The Washington County Chamber of Commerce is proud to sponsor the 22nd Leadership Washington County program for 2014-2015.

Leadership Washington County has the following objectives:

  • To unite individuals of diverse backgrounds and experiences, who have demonstrated an interest, talent, and commitment to leadership.
  • To educate participants about the dynamics of social, economic and political institutions and resources in our area.
  • To offer an opportunity for participants to establish a lifelong networking system within the community.
  • To increase participation in community service and develop a vision for Washington County among participants.

 LWC Application Form for 2014-2015

 LWC Brochure for 2014-2015

Leadership Washington County consists of seventeen (17) sessions beginning in mid September and concludes in late April. The program includes a trip to Richmond during the General Assembly Session as well as small group activities outside the scheduled sessions. Additionally, each member is expected to attend one meeting of the school board or a town council.

Participants meet with area leaders in business, government, media, and education. They are exposed to a variety of viewpoints which illustrate an array of economic, social, educational, and political factors at work in our area. Members work together to identify community problems. A highlight of the program is an opportunity to visit the General Assembly in session and meet with state and Washington County’s elected officials.