1990 – 2020                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Thirty Years of Leadership Development

The 2019 Leadership Jones County class has been selected. Applications for the 2020 class will be available summer 2019.

For more than twenty-five years the Economic Development Authority of Jones County and the Jones County Chamber of Commerce have encouraged businesses and individuals to become more involved in the future growth of the community through leadership development programs. Over 500+ graduates have participated in Leadership Jones County (LJC) since the first class in 1990. Developed to identify and prepare the community’s future leadership resources, LJC has provided Jones County with a network of current and emerging leaders who possess the skills and sense of commitment needed to improve our community. LJC has been a model for many other leadership programs throughout the state. Anyone interested in additional information or an application may contact the Economic Development Authority of Jones County at (601) 649-3031.

Leadership Jones County is made up of a class of no more than 25 men and women who represent a diverse cross section of Jones County, Mississippi.  Interested participants must be over the age of 21, who live and/or work in Jones County are eligible to apply.  Tuition for the program is $450.00.  A limited number of full and partial scholarships are available to those applicants who fulfill certain requirements.  The program begins with a team building retreat followed by full-day sessions that conclude in May with a graduation ceremony.  Most monthly sessions are scheduled on the first Wednesday of each month in various locations throughout Jones County with one session at our State Capitol in Jackson and one at Camp Shelby in Hattiesburg. Applications are accepted beginning in June.

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2018-2019 Schedule
Applications Due
Aug. 3
Aug. 14 (T)
Aug. 23 & 24
Sept. 12
Local Government
Leadership Skills
Nov. 7
Social Issues
Dec. 5
Jan. 9
State Government
Feb. 6
Mar. 6
Quality of Life
Apr. 3
May 8