There is always a need for citizens to assume leadership roles in our community. The Culpeper Chamber of Commerce has developed a program that will introduce participants to the intricacies of our community and the region. Each Lead Culpeper class will be given access to leaders in business, government and education in order to gain a unique perspective on our community. Leadership is a skill that can be developed through practice, study, and insight. If you have an interest in serving Culpeper, Lead Culpeper is your starting point.
The mission and goals of Lead Culpeper are:
For questions please contact Martha Sanford at 540-825-8628
January 18 & 19 Leadership Development and Team Building
February 16 Economic Development
March 16 Education
April 20 Agriculture
May 18 Team Building
June 15 Arts, Culture & History
July 20 Health & Wellness
August 17 Non-Profits
September 21 Legislative Field Trip
October 19 Small Business
November 8 Graduation Ceremony at The Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet
I went into Lead Culpeper expecting to learn more about my community. What I didn’t envision was learning more about myself. Lead Culpeper has helped me identify character traits about myself that I didn’t even know I possessed and it has helped me to exploit them. Most importantly, I forged life-long relationships with my Lead Culpeper 2016 classmates and those bonds will surely lead to a better community as we work together on a common goal – to make Culpeper a more inviting place to live
~ Jeff Say, Editor – Rappahannock Media/Culpeper Times
A deep dive to understand our community, businesses, history and influences. Insights from speakers involved in influencing every aspect of our economy. Growing through the year alongside a cohort of peers that grew into friendships I enjoy to this date. A richer appreciation of the contributions of the Chamber. All of this and so much more from attending Lead Culpeper. If your’re serious about settling ad advancing your business ad community roots here – do it.
~ Irene Karedis Borys, Cyberbility
Lead Culpeper 2014 was a very worthwhile experience. I have worked in Culpeper for nearly 30 years and honestly thought I knew the community fairly well. What I discovered was that in spite of my assumptions there were people and organizations that I knew little about. When I say this I am not only talking about the places we visited and leaders we met but also the members of my 2014 Lead cohorts who I now consider friends.
~ Ed Dunphy, Director of Retail Marketing-CFC Farm & Home Center