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The deadline for Leadership Jones County applications is Monday, AUGUST 7, 2017.

Complete the application here to apply.


For more than twenty-five years the Jones County Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Authority of Jones County 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 Community Development Foundation 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 between the ages of 21 and 54 who live and/or work in Jones County are eligible to apply.  Tuition for the program is $450.00.  A limited number of full/partial scholarships are available to those applicants who fulfill certain requirements.  The program begins in September with a team building retreat followed by six half-day sessions and concludes in May with a graduation ceremony.  Monthly sessions are scheduled on the first Wednesday of each month in various locations throughout Jones County and a session at our State Capitol in Jackson. Applications are accepted beginning in July.

2018 Schedule
Applications Due
Mon. Aug. 7
Notification to Participants
Wed. Aug. 16
Thu. Aug. 29
Class Dinner
Wed. Aug. 30
Thu. Aug. 31 & Fri. Sep. 1
Wed. Oct. 4
Local Government
Wed. Nov. 1
Social Issues
Wed. Dec. 6
Wed. Jan. 10
State Government
Wed. Feb. 7
Local Industry
Wed. Mar. 7
Quality of Life
Wed. Apr. 4
Final Report
Wed. Apr. 25
Project Presentations
Wed. May 2
 Thu. May 3