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Leadership Washington Co.

  • The 2016-2017 class project is supporting Blessings in a Backpack.
  • WCCF Gives Day Your $25 or more donation will go towards program materials to support the LWC Class
  • LWC Thanks Our Summer Partner, Washington Financial!
  • LWC cultivates bold and accountable leadership, serves as a robust resource, and fosters economic growth & sustainability

What is Leadership Washington County?

Leadership Washington County builds business leaders, builds community leaders, and builds professional networks. Our program runs annually from September through May and includes monthly day-long sessions designed to build leadership skills while learning about the various facets of Washington County. It uses both classroom-based learning as well as practical exposure to the various government, academic, non-profit, and corporate institutions that make up our county.

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Who Should Sign Up for the Program?

LWC welcome leaders in all stages of their professional career. We are interested in managers who want to positively change Washington County communities and business. LWC encourage paticipation from both the public and private sectors buiness and develops cross functional project team for creatvitivty and dirverse views.

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How Does My Company Become a Sponsor?

Companies who support LWC experience the benefit of the personal and professional growth of their employees, which in turn leads to greater effectiveness in the workplace and more significant community leadership. Start making a difference in the Washington County Community and become a sponsor today!

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Our alumni are represented among the leadership of most Washington County business, and 75% of them sit on nonprofit and government boards of directors.

Leadership Washington County Testimonials

"There are times when a letter just doesn't seem to be enough thanks to an organization or an individual - especially when their efforts far exceed one's expectation. Such is the case with Leadership Washington and their class of 2015/16 choosing Greater Washington County Food Bank to be their beneficiary of choice. Personally I feel so blessed to have been part of this amazing experience..." (Click here to read the whole letter) -Heidi Hoffman, Donor Relations Coordinator, Greater Washington County Food Bank

"Each of us were able to apply what [the presenter] was saying, not only to our workplace, but to ourselves." -Class 15 Participant

"If you are a professional looking to learn more about how to positively impact our communities, then Leadership Washington County is for you." -Sara Schumacher, Vice President of Fund Development, Mon Valley Hospital

"I highly encourage all who work in the county to participate if given the opportunity." -Megan Chicone, State Farm Insurance Agent, Greater Pittsburgh Area

"In addition to providing me with leadership and professional development, Leadership Washington County provided me with the resources and connections to get involved and give back to the Community." -Christopher Claspy, Vice President & Washington County Area Manager, Northwest Savings Bank

Class of 2015-2016 Wins the Stone Soup Award


LWC would like to congratulate the class of 2015-2016 for winning the Stone Soup Award from the Washington County Food Bank. The Stone Soup Award, based on the tale written by John Muth, is given to individuals and organization who have supported the Greater Washington County Food Bank and who have demonstrated extraordinary efforts in helping the food bank feed 25,000 food insure individuals within Washington Co.

The LWC 2015-2016 class raised over $25,000 and 22,000 pounds of food donations and donations for the new thrift store. Congraulation Jacob Lippert, Chris Watters, Diane Holder, Jennifer Bigi, Jaclyn Gavlak, Christopher Jursa, Jamie Yancich, Ruth Ann Williams, Jodi Lignelli, John Koontz, Patrick Fazzini, Stephanie Wagoner, Brody Carcella, Joyce Andrechak, Casey Clark and Robert Rak.

For more information about The Greater Washington County Food Back or to get involved please visit


LWC Board Member Wins Athena Award

Stephanie Wagoner

LWC Board Member wins the Athena Award Congratulations to LWC Board Member, Stephanie Wagoner, who won the 2017 Athena Award!

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Take Advantage of Our Early Bird Special

Ends May 31, 2017

LWC Ad Tuition for the 2017-2018 program year will be $1,500 for applications accepted and payment paid by May 31, 2017. For applicants who apply after May 31, 2017 the tuition will be $1,800. Applications received after May 31, 2017 will be expected to pay the balance within 30 days of acceptance to the program.