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Leadership Snohomish County (LSC) is a nonprofit that connects, ignites and develops county-specific sustainable leaders to strengthen our communities. Each year, we help experienced and emerging leaders in Snohomish County gain an understanding of the critical issues affecting the region and the stewardship capabilities needed to resolve them. Through our nine-month Signature Program and Young Professionals Program, we work in small teams with the business, government and nonprofit sectors as Community Impact Project Partners. LSC features more than 700 alumni who remain strongly invested in Snohomish County.



Leadership is reflected in many ways. It is our goal to reflect that diversity in our class participants. Say yes to strengthening your community by applying today!

At LSC, Wildly competitive leaders apply, and noncompeting, collaborative leaders emerge.

Leadership Snohomish County develops leaders for a lifetime, providing education and opportunities for people and organizations to strengthen our community.  In identifying quality candidates, we review each application carefully, looking for prior leadership achievement as well as leadership potential. Your unique qualities, initiative, experience, and desire all play a role in creating an engaged, enthusiastic class. 


Which LSC program is the right fit for you?

Signature Program

The Signature Class is for professionals with some leadership experience in community roles, from varied career, educational, political, and cultural backgrounds, who are ready to explore local issues and leadership strategies to prepare for civic involvement. 

Enrollment includes participation in a two-day retreat held September 13 and 14, seven all-day Education Days October-April (either the first or second Thursday of each month), participation in a team community impact project, a research interview, an all-day equity and inclusion workshop and a presentation day in May.

Young professionals PrograM

This program is for young professionals who are able to dedicate time and energy to developing themselves for the betterment of the community and ready for ongoing involvement in civic responsibilities.

Enrollment includes participation in a kickoff luncheon in October, six Education sessions (first Monday of each month, November through March), participation in a team community impact project, an all-day equity and inclusion workshop, and a presentation day in April/May.



Submit your application online using one of the above links. Forms are not lengthy but cannot be saved, so please be prepared to attach your resume (and two reference letters, if applying for the Signature program) and complete your application in one sitting. Applications are due by May 31. Our classes do fill each year and we encourage early application. If you have questions or require an accommodation for an offline application, please contact Kathy Coffey at kathyc[at]leadershipsc[dot]org.


Colleagues, employers, alumni, and board members nominate candidates to apply to our classes. Some people find us. We look across three sectors in the community – business, government, and non-profit– to ensure that we have a diverse group in each class. Interviews will be conducted during June, and notifications are made by July 1st.


Tuition is kept affordable through sponsorship and scholarship support. Most employers underwrite program tuition. Leadership Snohomish County has a limited amount of financial assistance available for eligible participants. Signature Program tuition is $2,800 ($2,500 nonprofit rate) and Young Professionals Program tuition is $1,200 ($1,000 nonprofit rate).


"It gave me the opportunity to meet people I would not have met in different sectors."