Community Leaders, Residents Invited to Apply for the Program’s 26th Class

GILBERT – Gilbert Leadership, a program of the Gilbert Chamber Foundation, is currently accepting applications from Gilbert residents and/or business leaders to participate in the program’s 26th class and will begin interviewing applicants later this month.

Gilbert Leadership brings together individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences to develop their leadership potential. Participants experience personal growth and gain a unique perspective about and look into the Town of Gilbert and its community. A program of the Gilbert Chamber Foundation, Gilbert Leadership is designed to help develop our town’s current and future leaders.

Gilbert Leadership:
• Encourages local residents to start, design, lead and deliver locally generated initiatives and projects.
• Provides structured community leadership learning programs.
• Engages active community and volunteer leaders to broaden their horizons and help them to become more effective within their communities.
• Creates and/or extends a network of community and volunteer leaders to encourage contacts and involvement through their work and lives.

Class members attend full-day sessions (Issue Days) once each month for 10 months; complete a series of local tours; and work together to select, organize, and execute a class service project.

“We are celebrating the 25th year of Gilbert Leadership! As we begin our 26th class, it’s exciting to see how this premier leadership program moves forward with the continued growth of Gilbert,” said Brigette Peterson, Gilbert Town Councilwoman, Gilbert Leadership Board President, and a Class VII Graduate.  “One thing that remains consistent is the friendships that are forged from being part of a class. I always say that the program teaches you as much about yourself as it does about Gilbert.”

Gilbert residents and/or employees are eligible to apply. Interested candidates should submit a completed application by July 8th. Program applications can be found online at Applicants will be interviewed by a selection committee in July and the program will begin in September. Enrollment is limited to 30 class participants.

About Gilbert Leadership
Gilbert Leadership is a ten-month program of the Gilbert Chamber Foundation. Candidates are required to live or work in Gilbert, possess a commitment to community involvement and personal growth, and a desire to improve the Gilbert community. More than 500 alumni have discovered leadership opportunities and fostered lasting relationships through this program. Learn more at