2023 Institute graduates with Paula Hicks-Hudson, Ohio Senator, District 11
If you need to connect with public officials, we can help get you ready for the process. The Institute for Leadership & Advocacy includes a 13-week course designed to prepare emerging leaders to effectively serve their communities and work with public officials. Participants engage in discussions about the issues, requirements and expectations associated with public service. Sessions are taught by highly experienced professionals comprised of public officials and other regional leaders.
NEW! The Institute has added three unique sessions centered around Regional Development, Higher Education's Role in the Community, and Inclusive Leadership. The program also includes no-cost participation in the following opportunities:
Institute Series – An extension of the Institute program that includes additional sessions through the remainder of the year focused on issues of major business importance to the Toledo region.
Morning Access Legislative Breakfast – An opportunity to join Chamber members and network and connect directly with state legislators, county commissioners, mayors, council members and other elected officials.
The program is the longest running of its kind in the state. It is made possible by the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce and The Leadership Fund, and offered in partnership with the Ohio State University Extension and the Ohio Sea Grant College Program.
REGISTER FOR THE 2024 CLASS
For more information on the Institute, please contact Makenzie Kujawa, Public Policy Coordinator, at (567) 420-1225.
Serve on a Board or Commission
The Chamber often receives requests from officials for recommendation of qualified individuals to serve on various local government boards and commissions. If you are a Chamber member and interested in these opportunities, the links below contain more information, including an interest form which can be completed and submitted electronically.
City of Toledo boards and commissions
Lucas County boards and commissions
To learn more, please contact Makenzie Kujawa, Public Policy Coordinator, at (567) 420-1225.