Emerging Leaders of Washington County

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Emerging Leaders is a team of young professionals who actively invest their time, talent, and resources to improve our community. Our mission is to ignite and inspire one another by providing opportunities to lead, serve, and grow.


Benefits of Joining Emerging Leaders

  • Build connections with other young professionals and make an impact in your community through a dedication to service and philanthropy.
  • Membership in Emerging Leaders can include volunteer opportunities, community and networking events, and participating in Emerging Leaders committees. 
  • Community recognition of your name on the Emerging Leaders website.


How to Become an Emerging Leader

(Measured on an annual basis beginning January 1.)

  1. Live or work in Washington County
  2. Community engagement (at a minimum, participate in one of the following:)
    • Volunteer within the community (i.e. with the United Way, as an Emerging Leader, as a coach, with a church or other nonprofit, etc.)
    • Serve on the Emerging Leaders board
  3. Support the United Way annual campaign (for example:)
    • Volunteer at the campaign kick-off
    • Contribute a financial amount to the campaign
  4. Participation in Emerging Leader events
    • Attend a minimum of 2 events hosted or promoted by Emerging Leaders
  5. Membership fee
    • Annual fee of $20 ($21 with processing fee if paying online)
    • As a member, you will be able to attend all events (except the golf outing) for free


Nonprofits and Emerging Leaders Working Together

If you represent a nonprofit, the Emerging Leaders can help you:

  • Publicize your events with our membership
  • Share your board member recruitment efforts with our membership
  • Connect you with Emerging Leaders looking for board service opportunities
  • Support your events with Emerging Leader volunteers
  • Partner with you on events

How we operate:

  • Emerging Leaders is led by an Executive Council that meets monthly
  • Emerging Leader events are coordinated by the Membership Engagement Committee, which meets monthly
  • Yearly planning occurs in Fall for the next calendar year, with requests considered at monthly meetings

What we need:

  • For publicity: event flyers in PDF and jpg or png format
  • For partnerships: 60 days notice preferred for volunteer asks

Contact us: