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Leadership Highlands 2022

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Leadership Highlands 2022 is a community engagement initiative of Highlands Chamber of Commerce and Visit Highlands, NC. The purpose of Leadership Highlands is to develop and empower emerging leaders through a series of interactive seminars, workshops, and other projects. Selected participants will learn about their own leadership capacity, the people, organizations, and institutions that make up our community and how they can serve Highlands on a profound level. The program seeks dedicated individuals who want to engage in the future of Highlands.

The 12 class members will attend regular sessions held monthly beginning in March and running through October – with local experts on Highlands’ History and Cultural Resources, Economic Development, Government and Public Safety, Health and Human Resources, Education, Arts,  and Outdoor Recreation. Personal leadership skills also will be developed through principle-based decision making and team-building exercises. 

“We are excited to reprise the Leadership Highlands program in 2022 and look forward to championing future community leaders,” mentions Executive Director Kaye McHan. 

Applications can be downloaded with link above, requested via email at, or picked up at Highlands Chamber of Commerce (108 Main Street.)  Application should be submitted by Friday, January 21. 2022 to or delivered to Highlands Chamber of Commerce. Leadership Highlands 2022 class members will be notified and announced by February 4. 

For more information about Leadership Highlands, call 828-526-5841 or