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Leadership Lincoln develops, sustains and supports civic engagement through diverse leadership so that all members of our community can make a difference in strengthening and transforming Lincoln.

Leadership Lincoln was incorporated in 1986 after a group of community leaders gathered to discuss the future of Lincoln. Among the needs they saw was the need to have a pool of well-trained, well-informed and well-connected individuals. They wanted people who believed in their community, wanted to see the community work for all its citizens and were willing and able to step forward and volunteer. Leadership Lincoln was founded to help build and continually expand this pool.

We started with a single leadership development and civic engagement program and have grown to offer a series of programs you see described in these pages. And, what’s even more impressive is that we’ve had more than 3,000 participate in one or more of our programs and we conservatively estimated that they’ve given more than one million hours of time serving on dozens of boards and commissions.