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Leadership Preble County

The Preble County Chamber of Commerce is excited for the eighth year of Leadership Preble County to kick off this fall (2023).  The mission of this program is to encourage, educate and stimulate individuals to become more familiar with, more interested in and engage in all facets of civic endeavor that affect the quality of life in Preble County.

What is Leadership Preble County?

Leadership Preble County is a 10-month course designed to educate, train and encourage local Preble County professionals to take a leadership role in their communities. The students will meet each month for sessions covering topics such as Preble County History & Heritage, Business, Workforce and Economic Development, Agriculture, Health and Human Services, Local, County and State Government, Board training, Public Safety and the Justice System, Quality of Life and Education. Each course instructor will be a local professional representing their area of expertise. There is an overnight retreat at Wilderness Ridge Retreat Center and a field trip to the Ohio State House. Graduates are recognized at the Annual Awards Gala.


Why Leadership Preble County? What is the Program about? (Click HERE)

For the 2023-2024 Leadership Preble County program class schedule (Click HERE)  Please note this is a proposed schedule and dates are still being confirmed/finalized.


The 2023-2024 Cohort has been selected and applications are closed. Applications for the 2024-2025 cohort will open in the spring of 2024.

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Leadership Preble County is made possible by the generosity of Kettering Health who is the presenting sponsor for the program.


The Chamber launched Jr. Leadership Preble County  on December 13, 2019. 18 students from all five Preble County school districts and MVCTC took part in the monthly programming which ended in March 2020. The participants were honored with a private graduation celebration, where they presented their final projects, in summer 2020.  The Jr. LPC program has been on hiatus during the pandemic, but planning is underway to bring it back in January 2024 thanks to the support of presenting sponsor IU East.


Karen Moss, LPC '20
Executive Director


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