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Leadership Alabama gives established leaders across Alabama exposure to the broader fabric of the state. It develops a network of relationships and provide a structure for this network to seek mutual understanding of problems and priorities for Alabama’s future. Leadership Alabama encourages its members to act, individually and in concert, to move Alabama forward to help our state reach its full potential.

Since its founding in 1990, over 1500 citizen leaders in Alabama have participated in the Leadership Alabama program. These members are selected based on their leadership abilities, career accomplishments, volunteer activities, contributions to their communities and commitment to help shape a better Alabama. They do not share a common age, gender, lifestyle, career or hometown. What they do share is a vision of what Alabama can and must be as we move into the 21st century. And they share the ability to lead our state to that visionary future.

Nominations for Leadership Alabama are accepted in January and February of each year for consideration for the next program year.  Leadership Alabama encourages members and board members to nominate individuals who:

  • Demonstrate a commitment to community through past and present activities
  • Demonstrate leadership ability in their chosen field through significant achievement
  • Possess the potential for exercising substantial leadership in the future
  • Exhibit a personal commitment to help shape the future of Alabama