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Leadership Citrus

Leadership Citrus, ​a Citrus County Chamber Committee, is an annual program designed to enhance the leadership potential of individuals living in Citrus County who are involved in business, professional and community service activities.

Through an intense program of lectures and structured activities, participants will become familiar with current issues, community resources and other factors influencing the quality of life and direction of Citrus County's future.

Founded in 1991, Leadership Citrus is a highly successful community leadership program which brings together individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences from both the public and private sectors. The Leadership Citrus program is designed for those who have demonstrated the talent, interest and desire required for involvement in community leadership roles.

Through discussion and interaction with established community leaders, as well as various experts, participants will have a unique opportunity to examine the social, political and economic factors affecting community life. This program holds unlimited potential for enhancing our community by preparing and motivating its participants.

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We invite you to be a part of this unique educational opportunity.

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2024 Class Schedule:

January 10 - WelcomeJune 13 - Class
January 11 - TeambuildingJuly 11 - Class
January 25 - Legislative DayAugust 8 - Class
February 15 - ClassSeptember 12 - Class
March 7 - ClassOctober 10 - Class
April 11 - ClassNovember 14 - Class
May 9 - ClassNovember 15 - Graduation

Application Deadline: November 1st, 2023

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Participation Fees:

Chamber Member: $650
Non-Chamber Member: $750
Qualifying 501(c)3 Charitable Organizations (Chamber Member): $550

*Please note fees are all inclusive for class activity costs, lunches, and refreshments as needed.

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Leadership Citrus Board of Governors:

Eric Head (Chair)
Christina Reed (Vice-Chair)
Terry Jolly (Secretary)

Heather Fritz (Financial Liaison)
Craig Stevens (Immediate Past Chair)
Debbie Rielly
Kristi Bortz

Melissa Bowermaster
Kelly Carpenter
Sunshine Arnold
Melissa Wood

Interested in Becoming a board member?

Engage in molding future leaders in Citrus County.

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For more information, please email

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