Coffee County Leadership

What is Coffee County Leadership?

Download the Coffee County Leadership application.

"Citizenship is the chance to make a difference to the place where you belong."
                                                                                                                                                                      Charles Handy
​Coffee County Leadership has been producing engaged, informed citizens since its inception. The program includes panel discussions, group tours, community impact projects, and more.

This personal development program gives participants a front row seat to the innerworkings of our community through special access to facility tours and in-depth conversations with community stakeholders. Participants gain a practical and sophisticated understanding of problems and opportunities facing Coffee County and facilitate communication with current and emerging leaders.

The result? Increased community participation and lifelong engagement.

​We ask that applicants understand the time required and commit 100%.

This includes the following:
One-day retreat on September 23-24, held on the University of Tennessee Space Institute campus

Program days (each dedicated to a different community theme), that will take place on the second Wednesday of each month, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., October 2021 through June 2022

Individual assignments, with lots of options, including attending a city council meeting, hiking a trail or walking a greenway, volunteering for a nonprofit organization, attending a networking event, and many more!

Approval from your employer to participate

$400 financial commitment

Here's the timeline for the upcoming class:

June 1 - July 31: Applications will be accepted

August: The Coffee County Leadership Council will review all applications and select the Class of 2022

September 23-24: Class Retreat held at the University of TN Space Institute Campus

October through May: Program days on the second Wednesday of each month

June 14: Class of 2022 Graduation