**2022 Program Application period open November 5-January 5, 2022.** 

Our Vision:

Leaders focused on fostering collaborative efforts to be catalysts for improving economic prosperity, education, and quality of life for a thriving Middle Georgia.

The Middle Georgia Regional Commission is accepting applications for the 2022 Middle Georgia Regional Leadership Champions (MGRLC) program. This program is a collaborative effort of the Middle Georgia Regional Commission, in partnership with the University of Georgia’s J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development. The program is designed to bring together a diverse group of stakeholders from across Middle Georgia to develop enhanced leadership capacity within the region and actively shape the future vision of a thriving Middle Georgia.

The Middle Georgia Regional Leadership Champions program offers an advanced, one-of-a-kind leadership development opportunity that will facilitate both individual and regional competencies around strategic goals and priorities. Originally started in 2015, the MGRLC program is now welcoming its sixth class of community leaders. Participants will play a vital part in establishing a foundation for the region to collectively respond to and prepare for future growth needs and challenges.  In 2018, the program received the Innovation in Community Leadership Award from the J.W. Fanning Institute.

In April 2021, the Fanning Institute released the Middle Georgia Regional Leadership Impact Report. After five years of the program, 100% participants believe they are equipped to make the Middle Georgia region better.

The 2022 Program is made possible in part to generous funding by Georgia Power.

The Middle Georgia Regional Commission is dedicated to ensuring that this class of regional champions is full of emerging, dedicated leaders who are committed to building a stronger Middle Georgia. The program is open to individuals who are at least 21 years of age and reside or work in one of the following Middle Georgia counties: Baldwin, Crawford, Houston, Jones, Macon-Bibb, Monroe, Peach, Putnam, Pulaski, Twiggs or Wilkinson.