Applications are currently being accepted for the Leadership Class of 2020.  The early bird pricing deadline is March 31, 2019. 

Every year Leadership Portage County identifies a select group of leaders and potential leaders in Portage County.  They come together as a 'class' to experience opportunities for personal and professional growth. In addition to exploring leadership in general, specific emphasis is placed on community leadership.  Program participants 'go behind the scenes' in Portage County to gain a deeper understanding of the community where they live and work.  The ultimate goal is to create positive change in Portage County by stimulating increased interest in community involvement and building a network of informed committed and dynamic leaders.

Eric Decker

Commercial Lending

Portage Community Bank

Reconnect with Other Alumni & Expand Your Network

Save the Date!
Leadership Conference:
April 5, 2019 8 am to 3:15 pm

Leadership Portage County

138 East Main St., Ste. 201D

Kent, OH 44240            


training and development

community leadership


Continue to build your network and relationships around the community by reconnecting with your fellow classmates and meeting members of other classes. 

For over 26 years, Leadership Portage County has pursued its mission to provide opportunities to build relationships and to serve as a catalyst for positive change in Portage County.  To that end, we present this year’s annual Leadership Conference: Portage County in the Decade to Come: Visioning for 2030

Join us as we hear officials from the state, county and city, as well as local leaders in business and education.

Starting our 26th year


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 Leadership Class of 2020

“I thoroughly enjoyed my experience as a member of the 2017 class of Leadership Portage County.  The impact that the program achieves will allow individuals to not just learn about the many positive things the county itself has to offer, but also to address and help solve problems of need within our own backyard through the class project.  I also highly recommend this program for anyone looking to expand their professional relationships with individuals that will last for many years moving forward.”