The Bedford County Chamber Foundation is pleased to present Leadership Bedford County: a 10-month program designed to provide opportunities for business leaders to explore the county as well as themselves through the eyes of servant leadership.

Beginning with an evening orientation in August and a two-day September retreat (with no overnight stay), the soon-to-be-selected class of 2025 will meet monthly to discuss various aspects of the county, including: History & Heritage, Economic Development, Health & Human Services/Poverty Awareness, Education, the Judicial System, Government, Agriculture, Regional Leadership and Recreation & Tourism, as well as a class service project and a day of Visioning and Graduation.

Benefits of the program are many for both the participants and their companies, as well as the community. Class members form valuable connections with one another and with community leaders they meet during each session.

A community service project, chosen, planned and executed by the class leaves a lasting imprint on our county.

Tuition for Leadership Bedford County is $1,500. Partial scholarships may be available (see details on the application, available below.) Tuition is included with some Chamber membership levels. Contact Kellie Goodman Shaffer for details. (814) 623-2233 or

Applications are now being accepted for the class of 2024-26. Deadline to apply is July 15, 2024.

Download the LBC Class of 2025 Application Packet 

Apply Online

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