• The Clayton County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the Leadership Clayton Class of 2023-2024. The program is celebrating it's 51st Anniversary of cultivating emerging and established community leaders who dedicate themselves to the betterment of the community with unique opportunities to develop an understanding of critical issues facing Clayton County. Since 1972, Leadership Clayton has provided the inspiration for our leaders to become actively involved in making a difference locally and regionally.



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  • About Leadership Clayton

    Since 1972, Leadership Clayton has engaged emerging and existing leaders in a nine-month program that broadens their knowledge of community issues, sharpens their leadership skills, and challenges themselves and others to seek solutions to key issues affecting our communities.  Leadership Clayton is designed for men and women interested in making Clayton County a better place to live, work, and play.  Leadership Clayton has over 800 graduates through the program's 50-year history. 

    One of the most important and rewarding parts of Leadership Clayton is completion of the class projects. These projects are typically community service oriented and are a fundamental part of the Leadership Clayton program. The class projects engage participants into the community and facilitate their involvement with various groups while empowering them to develop team and individual leadership skills. Each project team is responsible for creating and implementing their program with the end goal being a sustainable project for the community at large.

    Leadership Clayton participants must demonstrate leadership ability and possess a strong commitment to serve the community. Consideration will also be given to Clayton County Chamber of Commerce members in good standing. The Leadership Clayton program seeks diversity in the class make-up for representation of a broad cross-section of the community. The Leadership Clayton Advisory Council along with select members from Leadership Clayton Alumni reviews and selects the class participants. A mini-interview session is required of the finalists for the program.

    *Applicaton for consideration opens every August.